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Design Solutions: Steps

A Technical Approach Design examples and process [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The following aspects are vital when informing our design approach, considerations and final decision when implementing this element within a project. They include: Construction Style and Material choices Maintenance and Durability Safety Size of the Garden, Functionality and Accessibility Budget Construction: There are two main types of steps: Cut-in Steps:Used when negotiating a slope or bank. The shape of steps are cut out into the existing soil. Freestanding Steps:Used between terrace-like level changes and usually at angles or parallel to the...

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Modern patio design

Garden near the sea

A garden near the sea for outdoor dining, Dunmore East [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Garden design brief The design for this coastal garden in Dunmore East is for a new extensive patio area to the rear of the house incorporating both a seated area around a fire pit and a separate outdoor cooking area. The existing deck area had begun to deteriorate in quality and was not offering enough in terms of functional use or aesthetic pleasure.  Thus, the client asked us to come up with a design for a...

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Hidden gem in Dalkey

Marriage of house and garden [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] One of our favourite projects is this lovely garden that required a gentle intervention to create a setting for the well composed architectural design. The property, a corner site, had an existing dwelling dating from the 1930s, but this was entirely updated and given a new but elegantly retrospective look by Robert Bourke architects with a terracotta tiled roofline echoing the original and neighbouring houses. To the main structure a pavilion was added with a similar pitched roof finished with...

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Well polished, warm garden in Monkstown

Well polished, warm garden in Monkstown, South Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Garden design brief The design for this compact rear garden had to be constructed to the highest level of quality.  All materials were carefully considered for their use, durability and for what they would add to the aesthetic of the garden: they all had to work together as a cohesive design.  Our fabulous, friendly clients demanded the very best from us in terms of design and installation throughout and we are so pleased that they decided to invest in...

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