Friday, 9 February 2018

Slate patio, black slate walling and golden quartzite gravel drive in Storrington

In October 2017 our client contacted us with an enquiry to construct a gated side entrance with a gravel 'driveway' for occasional use for garden machinery and some walling, steps and paving. 

Aye and I (Susan) attended for a site visit after receiving an idea of the brief from the client.
We discussed our client's ideas for the area. He had had some work done previously with a slate patio but wanted to extend the patio out.

We priced up the work and our clients went ahead and booked the work to start at the end of January 2018.

Here is how the job progressed...

turf cutting
Using a turf cutter to take up the lawn where we are paving- client wanted to use the turf elsewhere on site

driveway preparation
This area was a sloped area. We started to level off the area for the drive. 

Type 1 mot being put down
Getting the base ready for the new paving
Brazilian Slate
Laying the Brazilian slate

Installing the granite sett edging
Installing the granite sett edging
slate paving
Extension of the slate patio complete
Black slate walling retaining the side of the patio and decreasing towards the gates.
Constructing the black slate walling
Constructing the black slate walling

The view over the patio. This bed will look amazing once planted up. 

Steps up to the patio
Steps up to the patio
Gravel grid driveway
Gravel is in! Installed onto grids
slate steps
Paved steps

Slate wall and gravel driveway
Close up of the gravel and wall
slate paving
Looking across the patio

The completed project...

The view from the project was just beautiful! 

Slate patio
The slate patio. The client will do a second phase of landscaping which will
involve a raised bed in the centre of the square lawn between paving. They will also look to extend the paths on the right hand side.

Slate patio and gravel drive
The gravel drive down the side for occasional garden machinery

Another view of the drive, patio and slate walling

black slate walling
The black slate walling

slate patio
Looking across the patio down to the drive

The steps up to the main patio. The left side is going to be landscaping during stage 2 of the works
Our client is going to have the left side of the garden (when looking out to the garden) landscaped in the next stage of the works. They plan to have a raised planter in between the two parts of the patio and they can't wait for the warmer weather to get started with planting out the borders!


We returned to our client to install some side gates today so I thought I would update the blog. Here are some more photos:

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