Soft Wood Sleepers

Merstham, Surrey

Spent the last couple of weeks working on this project in Merstham, Surrey. This particular project was fairly straight forward with the only challenge coming from the unseasonably hot weather. The original garden was prone to flooding near the concrete hardstand near to the house as well as parts of the fence missing! My views on fixing this was to install a brand new fence all the way around as well as an enlarged patio area with reset levels and big enough for a table and chairs.

As you can see from the finished product above this garden has a small slope from back to front. The starting point was to install the new fence which has concrete gravel boards and posts which stop anything from rotting and more importantly extending the life of the fence.

Next part was to get started on the patio, which firstly included digging back the garden to extend the overall size. To combat the flooding problem a soak away was installed under the patio as well as it being built to fall away from the house into the gravel strip at the end. To provide access to the rest of the garden a set of sleeper steps where constructed to span the width of the patio and hide the height difference of the neighbors fence.

Finishing touches to the garden included installing a concrete base and erecting a 8ftx6ft shed which provides storage of garden furniture and tools. The lawn was left due to the owner wanting to add there own personal touches to the garden.