PINT SIZED COURTYARD
This tiny space in Weybridge was the smallest garden designed & built by us; it had added challenges, in that none of the boundaries were square to the house and that the levels sloped diagonally across the area.
The other issue was being overlooked by surrounding properties. All of these issues were solved by Cedar batten screens fixed to a concrete post and rail fence, which allowed concrete gravel boards to retain the soil from both inside & outside the garden and support for the battens inside, and standard feather-edge boards outside the structure.
This minimized the width of the boundaries, which was very important in such a small space. Slab Khaki porcelain tiles were laid with bespoke step & coping pieces, creating an attractive centrepiece for the garden, as well as some casual seating edges around the steps.
The black slate cladding gives a great contrast and the Cedar helps to soften the feel. The garden really comes alive at night with the simple addition of three spotlights and LED strip lighting concealed behind the edges of the steps & coping, casting textured light over the slate.