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Garden Design & Build Project – Brentwood, Essex

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Project type: Rear Garden Design & Build

Location: Brentwood, Essex

Project Commenced: April 2016

Project Completed: August 2016

Design brief:

Our clients set out on designing and building their new home several years before implementation in 2016.

Our client wanted a place to enjoy the outdoor summer life and relax and retreat from the busy world they frequently courted.

2 years on the Drawing Board

Our Landscape Design team worked carefully with our client since 2014 to design the garden and external spaces to complement the style and requirements, harmonised with the house design, creating a slick Contemporary Family garden.

Huge Land Drainage Problems

The old garden was almost unusable during the wetter 6 months of the year, with huge drainage and high water table problems, so our design team provided a complete drainage solution for the lawns, paths and patios, to eradicate the problem, and store the water within a rainwater harvesting facility to serve the garden within the dryer months.

New Features

Spacious Sawn Sandstone Terraces

Including a Kitchen, Lounge and Dining Space creating an outdoor multifunctional space to Cook, Eat, Relax and Play.

Large Lawn Expanse

Creating a stunning feature, a green carpet for kicking a ball or finding a spot to sunbathe.

Garden Room

Western Red Cedar Clad garden room creating a space for children to make a Den.

Planting Scheme

Low Maintenance, Sucessional Flowering all year round, Mixed Foliage shapes, size and colours.

Landscape Lighting Scheme

Over 90 Light fittings throughout the scheme, including LED Marker lights within the picture frames of the terraces, Recessed and Spike mounted uplighters to warm the walls and invigorate the planting scheme and features, Dramatic Uplighting within the Large Trees in the Garden.

Rainwater Harvesting

6000 litre underground Rainwater Harvesting system, built under the driveway, collecting water from the Roofs, the Terraces and Lawn area.


Using the Harvested Water, Pop up sprinklers to all Lawn areas, micro mist to all Planting areas


You can find a video of this completed garden on our YouTube account, as well as our Facebook page.