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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 ONE of Many? (this section is being created January 2016)


COTSWOLDS PROJECT...here at this FIVE YEAR project, we designed, built and planted several different "rooms" some enormous and some small...this "room" above, the clients named "The Secret Garden".

Near the old house we have used traditional English Yorkstone, in this area we have used Indian Sandstone.

Although we have used traditional Yorkstone for thirty years, and still prefer to use it, nowadays most clients want us to use "modern" equivalents as Yorkstone costs three to five times more than the paving that we have used above!

So...if we work for purists, we have a supplier that will cut English Yorkstone to order. It can be cut smooth or to can be "riven" as the above.

In the following image Traditional Yorkstone has been used as it fits the time period and feel of the house, but before we move on...as you can see here we provide a complete package for "Hard-Landscaping" work, the back wall is original, but we built the raised beds to match, and as we do not build ponds with all of the liner showing, we also (as you can just see) built the sides of the pond in local stone too...



As well as being "Specialist Hard Landscapers"...we also plant what we design and build.

This is the tradition English Yorkstone...



The same path looking back the other way...and again you can see the natural stone garden walls and steps too.

And next a "Before and After" with a lot of paving, making it a perfect example...



WE are now in Jersey in the Channel Islands...being "Specialist Landscape Designers" with dozens of Royal Horticultural Awards" we get asked to Design and Build "Specialist" gardens all over the UK.

We will travel to your project without charge even if you live 100's of miles from our nearest base. The only charges are for projects overseas and then they are as modest as possible.

Here in Jersey The clients couldn't find anybody local that could create the finish that they were looking for...words "WE COULDN'T FIND ANYBODY LOCAL" are commonly used to us by our clients.

To get your bearings, note the Lighthouse, with it's top touching the skyline, which you can just see to the right of the image...



Here we laid paving on a grand scale...making it a perfect example to view the paving in different lights and styles.

This is Indian Limestone (Yorkstone equivalent)...which blends well with the walls of Jersey granite.



Yorkstone itself is almost always fully consistent in colour, Indian Sandstone can have huge differences within a single pack, some clients like this...with others we have to be more selective with the stone that we choose..

In the image before this, the colours are more subtle but above, very bleached out, this is purely to do with sunlight, and all natural stone paving will fade overtime to a more subtle colour.



Again in the very bright coastal sunlight, next as it would normally appear...





Being "Specialist Landscape Designers and Garden Builders"...we like to add as much art to what we are creating as we possibly can. Here different levels have been created to add interest and also to use the local stone of the house raise the steps and to visually break up all that paving...



Here is the paving, newly laid on a dull day...and next in bright sunshine again...



And again, what could have been just a boring path of slabs, now forms an interesting part of the garden!



And here, behind this London Regency Town House, we have laid reclaimed Yorkstone, hugely expensive, because the old surface has been removed taking it back to the original surface which brings out the character.

More in the "Part 2"...