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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.

So we spent the morning together and worked through a concept design on site.  The benefit of doing this is that when he comes to build the garden, and has to fine tune the design, he’ll understand the design decisions we made.

A concept design provides an outline plan but it’s not fully resolved so there will be some working out to do later (dimensions of steps etc).  But for self-builder’s it’s normally enough to get them started because often they have the ideas but just need some help to pull it together into a plan that they can take forward and develop themselves.

The garden currently is pretty much a blank canvass, typical of the period of the house with pathway down the middle. The garage at the back of the garden is new so it needs some softening.

The design is quite formal in layout but Rhys wants to create a contemporary space with clean lines.  The materials he uses will really help to shape the overall finish of the garden and I know he wants to clad the concrete block wall with some sort of contemporary slatted timber.

 

Although the garden’s North facing, because it sits higher than the bungalow, it gets the sun pretty much all day.  These photos were taken at around 7pm so, as you can see, it still has plenty of sunshine.

Although there’s only one change in level, the difference in height is approximately 90cm so we needed 6 steps which takes up around 2.6m in depth. By moving them to the left side of the garden we’ve been able to utilise the area to the right for the main seating area.

The route to the garage was really important too, as this is where he parks his car and the French Doors are his main access into the house.

I can’t wait to see how he gets on with the build phase of the project – it’s going to take some time, but I think the finished garden will be amazing.  He’s even going to make his own lounge furniture using old pallets!

 

 

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: Concept design & sketches for a client in Milan

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd Mar 2016 in From the drawing board

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I’ve recently been working with a client in Milan who wanted some help to transform her small and tricky courtyard garden.  To add to the challenges of the site, she lives in a conservation area and this means that she’s not allowed to construct anything that will involve excavation or concrete. Read more

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

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Sep 2015 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Elstree Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a couple in Elstree in Hertfordshire who are trying to make more of their garden and wanted some help to get started. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for client in Epsom Downs

2 Written by Lisa on 19th Sep 2014 in From the drawing board

Potager garden concept sketch Epsom Lisa Cox Designs

I’ve recently been working with a client in Epsom Downs who wanted to design a potager area at the bottom of the garden to accommodate her new greenhouse, existing summerhouse and also to create an attractive space where they can sit and take in the evening sunshine. Read more

From the drawing board: A garden for relaxation 2 years on

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Covered seating area Twickenham Garden Lisa Cox Designs

We went over to Twickenham at the weekend for a BBQ with some friends, Rob and Sarah.  2 years ago I helped them to create their garden so it was great to see how it’s filled out and matured since it was planted. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in Ashtead

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Ashtead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Ashtead who is about to embark on a house renovation project.  They recognised that they also require a plan for the garden as the existing terrace has to be lifted to accommodate the new extension. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design and sketches for a client in Walton-on-Thames

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Dec 2012 in From the drawing board

I presented the concept design to a client in Walton-on-Thames last week and I am now working on the final drawings so that we can go out to tender for the build phase of the project. Read more

From the Drawing Board: The final drawings for my client in Leatherhead

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Nov 2012 in From the drawing board

You may remember me blogging about this project in Leatherhead a couple of months ago but I thought it would be nice to share the final designs with you too. 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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