WATERFEATURES...WHAT'S NEW...

MAJOR EXAMPLES (More "normal" examples opposite) OF OUR USE OF NATURAL STONE PAVING for PATIOS, TERRACES and PATHS. Also as used for our POND and RILL EDGINGS

Part Two...


Some of the Yorkstone slabs are cut out of 4' long pieces, like the second one in.

The theme of the garden was Moroccan, so we had to lay several types of natural stone...the fountain edgings are marble and the lighter coloured, straight lines of bull-nosed edgings, that are forming a Rill are Limestone.

And as you will see from the following images, paved gardens do not come more "Specialist" than this...



First a perfect concrete base is laid. Leaving cavities ready to be lined for our water features...



We were working with High-End London Builders on this project, who, at the same time were erecting some amazing ironworks...



Here again, you can see the huge slabs of Yorkstone that we had to cut and fit around everything like a jigsaw puzzle!



That's the start of the Limestone edged Rill. The "water feature" is a Russian marble coffin!

In this part of the garden the old Yorkstone was used, then to give a different feel to the garden as it turned the corner of the extension (top left out of picture), we used smaller units of paving to give the feeling of a more intimate space...



And here is that space...
Only our experience as Chelsea Flower Show Garden Builders enables us to create garden as perfect as this...for a garden at Chelsea to be award a Royal Horticultural Society GOLD everything has to be perfect...including the paving, and we have contracted numerous!

As with Show Gardens access can be a logistical nightmare. The staircase to the right was only 4' wide, see next image, everything had to come in that way through the Coach House!

So how do you get a TWO TON Russian Coffin and massive slabs of Yorkstone down those stairs? Firstly, as we have done at Chelsea, you temporarily block a road and...



Those two Antique Marble ovals will soon become wall fountains, and here you can clearly see the smaller slabs being laid as tiles...



Hire a crane...all part of your specialist service!



And here is the little wall fountain finished.