Long Ashton, Bristol

North Somerset Deck and Rural Landscape

for P + L

A palette of robust, engineered and aesthetic materials combined with loose and gentle planting…


We were instructed by the clients to design a new raised decked terrace to the rear of their property. The adjoining landscape needed to be addressed and included in the new scheme. The wider garden was an already established and loved space so no work was required. The deck had to meet three criteria; relaxing and entertaining space, access to the rear of the house (ground floor is elevated 1500 above garden level) and dry storage space. We incorporated means to keep the underside dry whilst harvesting rainfall stored in numerous water butts. Strength and longevity were a high priority when selecting materials and construction methods. Oak was used for posts and framing with Kebony boards for deck and screening. Powder-coated steel was used for the balustrades and steps.

To retain the newly established mid-level terrace we installed a steel-reinforced hollow block wall faced with local sandstone. Paths, steps and the seating terrace were clad in Golden Stone porcelain. All materials and methods adding to the strength and longevity of the project.

Our clients were keen gardeners opening up the possibilities of planting styles. Structural Box balls anchor the loose and gentle planting helping to soften the robust hard landscaping.

The project was very well managed and ran in accordance with the project plan and staged payment scheme. Communication was good and there were regular progress meetings throughout the work. Minor concerns were addressed promptly. The project was completed to the cost agreed at the outset. We are delighted with the result.  – P + L
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