Phil Riley Ltd

This was a typical 70’s house with awkward levels and an existing patio with limited usability. Previous contractors a few years ago had badly laid cheap indian flags which were all sunk and uneven.
We discussed with the client the specific needs,
the requirements were
• for a modern outdoor space that needed minimal maintenance,
• the existing patio and steps were too small and not big enough to house a large table and chairs
• To highlight the planting
• and be usable all year round.

Another key requirement was that it would be suitable for elderly relations and contained no trip hazards, even small rises within natural cleft stone could be an issue.

We did a 3d computer design to propose the new design which was adapted to suit the clients needs, once approved we got started in around 8 weeks ( attached)

The initial main design was to remodel the shape of the raised patio and access to the garden with a new sandstone wall, similar to an existing garden wall.

We chose to use Marshall Symphony paving, which is a man made porcelain product, and as such is smooth, but non slip and is very easy to keep clean and look tidy. This was then complemented by Marshalls natural driveway setts which created a picture frame effect around the whole project and tied the two levels together. The project was further enhanced by Sawn Versero steps, a modern bespoke fencing and associated lighting for a premium finish.


Click and drag the arrows to reveal the whole image. The image on the left was taken before the project started and the image on the right shows what the garden looks like now.