Large patio and planting in Shenfield – Part 2

Large patio and planting in Shenfield – Part 2

This is a blog about a large patio and planting area we are building in Hutton Mount near Shenfield, Essex. To follow the progress of this project please enter your email address in the subscribe box to the right of this post. Please note, these updates do not represent the time taken to build the garden.

Once the footings have been poured (see the previous post here) the next task is to build the retaining walls and steps to the house. We used a Maltings Antique brick to closely match the red brick the house was built with. Once the brick work is complete we lay any conduits needed for the garden lighting and set out where the paving is being laid. Where the levels need to be built up we lay a lean-mix concrete collar to retain the crushed aggregate then the sub base is laid to all paved areas. Grit has been laid in all the border areas ready to be turned into the clay to improve the drainage.

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The Majority of the paving has now been laid and the cobble path between the two areas has also been pointed. The paving used on this project is Stonemarket Vintage Frost, which is a limestone. Topsoil has been brought into the planting areas soil improver will be added near completion.

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