Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Grey Indian sandstone patio and brick retaining walls in Cranleigh

Back at the start of 2017 we undertook a garden makeover for a client in Crawley. We were approached by Garden Designer Cherry Mills who designed the side garden transforming a sloping grassy area into a usable patio space with retaining walls and kandla grey paving.

Here is a reminder for those who haven't seen it:


Before photo landscaping Cranleigh
Before front/side garden photo


Design and progress of landscaping in Cranleigh
The design and start of progress


Warm, sunny patio area
Aerial view of the garden 

Kandla grey Indian sandstone patio
Another aerial shot of the patio


Warm, sunny patio area
Warm, sunny patio area

Kandla grey Indian Sandstone patio
Kandla grey Indian Sandstone patio

Shortly after we completed the project the clients asked us if we could quote to refresh their back garden and side path in line with what they had in the side garden. This would involve taking out rotten wooden retaining walls and replacing with brick walls and replacing the paving with kandla grey paving. We also had to add in drainage.

We booked the project into January 2018, at the request of the client and here is how the project evolved....
Before photo - the old patio and old wooden retaining walls
Before photo - the old patio and old wooden retaining walls

Old wooden steps
The old steps- they were too steep and the tread was not deep enough

Before photo side path
Before photo of side path

Taking down the old steps and walls
Taking down the old steps and walls

Building the back of the walls with blocks
Building the back of the walls with blocks

Laying the Kandla grey Indian sandstone
Laying the Kandla grey Indian sandstone, walls nearly complete

Little birds taps on the weep holes of the wall
The client wanted us to install these little bird taps in the weep holes


Aerial shot of complete patio
Aerial shot of complete patio


Kandla grey Indian sandstone steps
Kandla grey Indian sandstone steps

grey Indian sandstone steps
Another photo of the steps

Indian sandstone patio
The view across the new patio, linear drainage was added in around the whole patio area


grey sandstone side path
This part of the garden is round the side of the house


grey sandstone patio
New brick retaining walls, drainage, new wider tread steps and new patio. We pointed the patio with GFTK resin pointing. 
In the photos above the paving is wet so it is showing all the blue/grey tones. When it is dry it has soft mellow grey tones. 

We are really pleased with the project and transformation and so is our client. It has been great to transform both gardens for our client. Here's hoping for a lovely summer so they can enjoy it with their family and friends. 

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