The main point of the brief was to transform the garden into an outdoor entertainment space for use well into the evening. As well as this there needed to be a place for chilling out with a Gin & Tonic and enough lawn space left to allow their dog to roam. A comprehensive lighting scheme was needed to allow evening use, and a barbeque for entertaining was required. The existing water feature was to be repaired and re-planted.
Black finish decking was used opposite the existing slate patio area, this was to both create a sense of symmetry within the garden and to keep a continuity of colours to tie the garden together. The existing patio was retained, though it felt rather exposed. To combat this a rendered wall with a planting trough was added around the edge, this helped provide a more sheltered and relaxing seating area.
The wall contained a planting trough filled with herbs which could be used whilst cooking on the custom made barbeque which was also installed. A large mirror was added to the scheme on a large patch of bare brick wall, this helped to give the impression of a larger space and creates more interesting views from the conservatory. It also serves as a central focal point for the garden helping to pull all the elements together.