My Client Stephen McKechnie director of Kelvin Property, had recently refurbished the interior of this ground floor conversion in the West End of Glasgow.
They commissioned Earth Angels Landscapes to re-design and construct a new back garden for this home. The sloping garden was a mess and had not been touched for years, the only usable space was a rickety deck, which had seen better days. The stone wall around the gardens was structurally un-safe. We removed the worst section, carefully storing the original sandstone to be re-used later. We carefully excavated the garden, removing around 50 tons of soil and other waste materials from the site.
The design was created to maximise the usable space in the garden, by adding a new patio area, a decent sized lawn, and the addition of some low maintenance plants and shrubs, such as prunes pendula, pieris, hydrangea annabelle, phormium tenax, and some grasses such as stipea arundinacea to soften the timber retaining walls and paved areas.
To link the two terraced areas, we built railway sleeper steps, inlaid with Indian Sandstone treads. The main patio was constructed in the sunniest spot in the garden, and we used beige riven Indian sandstone paving laid in a random pattern. We removed the original retaining stone walls, as they were cracked and had moved, and we replaced these walls with a new pressure treated sleeper wall, the top sleeper was laid flat to create a seat.
Our client is very satisfied with the change we made to the outdoor space, and I am pleased to say that this beautifully renovated conversion was recently sold.