All of our gardens are stunning, but the transformation on this garden in Morden was nothing short of a miracle!
If the show has inspired you to do something fabulous and build your own outdoor room, read on for more details of our key features.
We had this amazing garden building made for Danny and Ruthie to give them somewhere to escape to and enjoy. We approached Adaptapods who produce these fantastic, chic outdoor pods, and who will design and produce a building bespoke to the client’s specifications. The pod seen in this show measured 4.5m x 2.5m inside, and featured:
- Bi-Folding Doors
- Laminate flooring
- Double glazed windows
- Cedar cladding to the exterior
- Printed vinyl wall paper as a feature wall
- Full thermal and sound insulation and electrics
This makes them a great alternative for anyone looking for a house extension, garden building or just for additional living space. Please note, depending on size and location, garden buildings may be subject to planning permission, an area Adaptapods are happy to handle as part of their service.
The total cost of this pod was £20,000 + vat, ex works
For more information go to www.adaptapods.co.uk
Adaptapods generously donated this pod but this would not have been possible without the help of the following companies and individuals:
Ram Fabrications Ltd –Steel frame
Bapp Industrial –Fixings and screws
Drayson and Sons—Timber and decking
Pro Wood—Cedar board
Alpine Windows—Bi-fold doors
Micheal Lloyd Electrical—electrics
Sheffield Insulations—Plasterboard and Insulations
Feet First Flooring Ltd—Vinyl flooring
Build and Cover ltd—Roofing
Elite Transport—Delivery and Hiab work
Ainscough Crane Hire—Crane
Marshall Prints – London City Skyline background
And…. Julie Ramsey, Chloe Ramsden, Geraldine Ramsden, Olivia Pickering, Peter Burndred, Sam Burndred, Joe Burndred, Aaron Whitely, Mick Smith, John Sugden, Craig Day.
We chose to use these stone –filled gabions around the sunken seating area to provide a low-tech but stylish solution to create retaining walls. A combination of heavy duty galvanised steel mesh and natural stone make for sharp, urban chic whilst allowing the beauty of natural materials to shine through.
The stone used in this project is natural Purbeck stone, quarried and prepared by Suttle on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, Southern England.
The cut or “Cropped” walling is used to face the gabion baskets whilst the remainder of the basket is filled with a selected gabion stone to provide stability.
Cropped Walling is sold by the Square Metre and costs £75 per square metre for the walling and £70 per tonne for the stone for the backfill.
We used about 8.5 tonnes of stone in this project.
For more information go to www.suttles.co.uk
The Gabion cages were supplied by Devoran Metals and depending on size and thickness of the steel mesh used, cost from £11 per cage.
For more information go to www.devoran-metals.co.uk
For the sharp, clean urban look, we have chosen Modena Sandstone Sunset Buff paving stone from the Aggregate Industries’ Bradstone range of garden products.
The natural stone slabs are sawn to precise dimensions, allowing them to be laid very close to each other, filling the joints with a mere 3mm wide strip of grouting.
The surface is perfectly smooth but very durable and lends an air of sophistication to any outdoor paved area. It looks lovely in all weathers, but the natural, warm colours are shown to perfection when the paving is wet. We used 600 x 900mm and 600 x 600mm slabs and they also come in 11.4 square metre patio packs.
This is a top-of-the-range stone and costs £60 per square metre.
For more information go to aggregate.com
There are plenty of ‘off the peg’ bbq’s to chose from, but we chose Archway Sheet Metals to make this one especially for Carol to fit in with the ‘garden on an angle’ theme of the design.
Also, as Carol is a tireless fund raiser for her charity, SCYSS (Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors), we thought that a fabulous bbq would be ideal for fund-raising events.
The 22 electrically operated revolving skewers will ensure a plentiful supply of kebabs and the 1 metre long charcoal grill pan, storage, work surface and shelves make it ideal for entertaining on a grand scale.
Made from easy-to-clean stainless steel, this amazing bbq should give Carol and her family years of pleasure!
This bespoke BBQ cost approximately £2700.00
For more information go to www.archwaysm.com
Danny loves his basketball but he can tire very quickly, so it’s not always practical for him to travel to his nearest basketball court. So that’s why we built him his own ‘slamdunk’ space in their garden.
Big Game Hunters supplied us with their Bee-Ball Optimum basketball net. It is the newest and highest specification of the Bee-Ball range, offering a fantastic performance user experience. The backboard of this impressive basketball net is manufactured from strong and durable PVC and the base can hold up to 115kg of water giving the whole structure complete stability. This attractive basketball net can be used by players of any age and ability level, and it has certainly been a hit with Danny and his many family members and friends.
This model costs £249.99.
For more information, go to www.basketballequipmentshop.co.uk