A slice of the country in urban London, Clapham

The Seriously Good Landscapes team recently completed a Clapham, South London landscape overhaul, transforming a very ordinary gravel back garden into a slice of the country in less than two weeks complete with a 14m2 garden studio with further planting scheme and titivation.  

Of course, being based in rural Devon, the competitive advantage we had is price  - too many garden rooms are trying to offer you the latest material, not really understanding the feel of why somebody wants a garden room.

In terms of the logistics, a very precise materials list was compiled and it was decided to source from trusted, local stockists to ensure there weren’t any unforeseen surprises. The entire projects' material was hauled from Devon to London; The project could not have happened had this have not been possible.
The garden itself had the perfect criteria for what we do. It was only a 40/45m2 plot so attention to detail was the key to make an impact.

Here's what the client thought:
"Sam & Team- thank you for leaving the place spotless. The garden room looks amazing, please promise me you'll come back to enjoy it in the summer? The house felt very empty without you guys which spoke volumes. Hope to see you all very soon!" Tom, Clapham

The brief was to create ‘A low maintenance slice of the country in urban Clapham, London’ and this was achieved by using the finest in natural material:
-Granite setts and paviors
-Hardwood decking
-Rustic oak sleepers
-Artificial turfing
-Alpine planting scheme including Himalayan Birches
-Oak flooring
-Fully insulated garden room using ecological “rockwool”
-Reclaimed floor board cladding 
-Stainless steel fascias.

The Clapham landscape / garden studio project was special in the fact that the client had access to the flat above. This meant we were allowed use of the ground floor living areas, which in turn dramatically reduced the overall price of the project. We were working on the 42m2 of rear garden space for 2 weeks and living onsite. You will see from the images, the design worked from front to back with symmetry working either side of the centre line. This was because the garden measured 5 x 8.5 metres. Had the proportions have been squarer, the design would have been effected by using the corners and creating a diagonal line of symmetry (as per design.) Slight tweaking of this blueprint will allow universal design application.

How much did this cost? ~£23,000

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