From the drawing board

From the drawing board – concept design for a new build house

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Aug 2017 in From the drawing board

I have recently been working with a local Monmouthshire client who is in the process of building their own house.  It took them years to find the right plot and to get the house plans all signed off, but now that the build is finally underway, they’re ready to start thinking about the garden.

The plot itself is a really awkward shape but the house to be positioned in the middle of the plot in order to comply with the planning restrictions of the site.

What this means is that the front driveway approached the house at a very tricky angle so it’s taken quite a lot of thought to make it an inviting and practical space.

The house will be very contemporary in style and layout so the series of large squares leading up to the house felt more appropriate and made it easier to create a usable and inviting entrance.  It also provides space for additional parking.

Planting will soften the edges so that it ties in with he main entrance leading to the road.

As there is a public footpath running through the land, the defined space adjacent to the house helps to keep walkers on the correct route and gives the house a bit of privacy.

The entrance from the road is a shared driveway so this has to remain in the same position and because the plot sits within a conservation area, all the trees in the front garden are protected by a Tree Preservation Order.  So the main areas of garden in the front will have a woodland feel.

The layout of the back garden is much more straightforward.  It will have a contemporary feel with large square lawn – a huge space for their children to play.

The area near the house will encompass an outdoor kitchen area with a decked walkway under a series of archways.

We have positioned the trampoline at the end of the garden so that it can be screened from view, but we plan to open up some small sections of the hedgerow along the end boundary as there are nice views across the fields.

I’m looking forward to producing more detailed drawings for this garden. The house build is some way off finishing but the second floor has already been started so I’m sure it won’t be too long before the framework of the new house is fully on show.

 

 

 

 

Concept design for a self-builder

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Jul 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a client, Rhys, near Port Talbot who, having renovated his house, wants to make more of the garden. He plans to build the garden himself, as and when he has the funds to do it, but he had been struggling to formulate a plan. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a courtyard garden in Cardiff

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jun 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a client in Cardiff to help her to transform her little courtyard.  She’s recently moved from a much larger house and garden so wanted some help to fit everything in without it feeling too cluttered. Read more

From the drawing board: Monmouth garden after planting

2 Written by Lisa on 3rd May 2017 in From the drawing board

I went back to check on my Monmouth project yesterday and it was great to see how much the planting has come on just a few weeks after planting. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a garden in Abergavenny

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Feb 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve been working with a couple in Abergavenny over the last few weeks who have recently renovated their house and are now ready to turn their attention to the garden. Read more

Happy Christmas!

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Dec 2016 in From the drawing board

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The run up to Christmas always seems to go so fast and I never really know why.  But I’ve been baking a lot this week too which probably hasn’t helped too much with getting my task list done! Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a garden in Hereford

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Dec 2016 in From the drawing board

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I’ve recently been working with a client in Hereford who has just moved into his house in the middle of Hereford. It’s a small garden, but in a great location, close to the centre of town and also near the river. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a challenging garden near Camberley

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Nov 2016 in From the drawing board

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I have recently been working with a client near Camberley who has a very challenging garden. She contacted me a few months ago with some pictures of the site and it became clear very quickly why she didn’t really know what to do. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a large family garden in Hurley

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Nov 2016 in From the drawing board

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I’ve recently been working with a family in Hurley who are keen to make more of their large garden.  Although it’s relatively flat, it’s a little tricky because the house is positioned over to one side of the plot and is at an awkward angle. Read more

From the drawing board: Epsom garden finished

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Oct 2016 in From the drawing board

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I went back to see my Epsom project last week which, apart from the new shed, is all finished. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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