Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2015 Outdoor Kitchen Area Design With Pizza Oven, Television And Sunken Hot-Tub, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN5 7JH

Completed Project.
Outdoor Entertaining Area With Sunken Hot-tub.
Outdoor Kitchen Featuring Pizza Oven And Television.
Landscape Design Masterplan.
Existing Area With Trampoline.
View Towards The Property.

This is my most recent Garden Design and is for a large detached executive property in the village of Sprotbrough which is near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. To the rear of the garden is a steep wooded embankment with partial views down to the River Don below.

I surveyed the garden just before Christmas 2014 and forwarded the drawing as a PDF file this week using Dropbox.

The Design Brief for the project is pretty straight-forward. The Client, who is a businessman with a growing family, wants to turn an area of his garden into an outdoor entertainment area incorporating a hot-tub (already purchased), pizza oven, outdoor tv, drinks fridges and storage. The Client also wanted dark contemporary paving and rendered blockwork walls/structures with a granite work-top.

The Client purposely wants the new area to have the same "footprint" on plan as the existing area and wants to keep the area open-plan but may add some containerised planting to provide some screening/shelter and privacy.

The Client has his own builder in place from a previous building extension and is looking to construct the area during early 2015.

*UPDATE* The Client kindly sent me a photograph of the completed project (above) which the builder had followed to a "t". The only main exception is that the walls have been rendered a white colour rather than the dark grey/black which I suggested.

Location: Copley Gardens, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Client: Private.
Garden Designer: David Beasley.



Monday, 5 January 2015

Garden Design Details, Contemporary Gardens UK

Viewing my own design images on various Social Networking Platforms, it has come to my attention the my drawings look very good and clear when "blown up" i.e. closer in.

To demonstrate this fact, please find below some examples of my design visualisations "zoomed in" so that you can see the level of detail that I go to with all my Garden Designs and "Artist's Impressions".

The design above shows a "utility" paved area hidden behind a curved white rendered concrete block wall. The three curved structures near the house are stainless steel water-features. The curved wall has three windows in it which are to be filled with transparent acrylic panels. The grey coloured box is a raised rendered planter/seat and the central yellow square is a garden light whose colours can be controlled using an ipad! The white slender uprights are the posts for a glazed veranda canopy (not shown). The property shown is this image is currently being built.
The image above shows two large raised paved terraces edged with tall hedges and separated by a water-feature which compromises of a slate-clad wall and a corten steel "blade" which produces a vertical sheet of water. This property is due to have a significant extension built this year and the Client wanted the Garden design in place beforehand.
The above visual shows white rendered concrete block walls constructed to form a raised planter and gate columns. Between the columns is hung a set of timber double driveway gates. The driveway is to be constructed from Marshalls Tegula concrete blocks and is edged in a triple band of similar blocks. This property is currently being renovated by the Client.
The above render shows part of a large courtyard that was landscaped in 2010. Cascading water-features (made from lead) flank new hardwood steps which lead on to a new Indian sandstone terrace. Topiary in faux lead planters are distributed throughout the garden and the rest of the planting was all artificial/synthetic!





Friday, 2 January 2015

Garden Design Ideas Hull, Beverley, East Yorkshire And North Lincolnshire.

During 2014 I celebrated 10 years self-employment as a Garden Designer.

Mainly designing private domestic gardens is the Hull, Beverley and East Yorkshire, I have also designed gardens in Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and as far away as Surrey. With advances in 3D computer design software and the internet, this trend will no doubt (hopefully) continue.

To mark this event I have compiled a pictorial collection of my favorite designs/images produced by myself over the years (further examples can be seen here in my Portfolio):

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Read more about the above project here