As more and more of us spend time in our gardens, they've evolved from simply being somewhere to relax to a multifunctional space that also needs to provide the ability to entertain.
This was the challenge faced by Clare from Parmé Design when her clients asked her to increase and improve their current patio, and also add another seating area.
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Iroko decking was used to create the new seating area that could be used for Al fresco dining, space to entertain friends and family or simply somewhere to relax and enjoy some nice weather. Coordinating raised planters were built for easy maintenance and to create some height in the garden. Combined with the hardwood decking, this provided a great position to sit back and enjoy the view of the newly revived garden in all its glory.
Iroko is a very durable hardwood, but all wood needs to be protected to perform at its best. With this in mind the new decking was finished in Sansin Dec in the "Wheat" tone to provide a rich golden brown colour and to protect the decking from UV radiation. The wood care added to the decking also provided an extra layer of sustained moisture control, an added bonus for the clients who were considering getting a hot tub in the near future!
The finishing touch of a trellis was added to hide a failing hedge and a shed, and the transformation into a multifunctional garden was complete.
The client chose Iroko because they liked both it's colouring and durable qualities. It has made such a huge difference to this previously dark, damp and unloved space at the bottom of the garden. When the sun's out it warms up beautifully and with the surrounding planting it becomes a truly lovely place to sit. With thanks to Urban Landscapes for building the garden. Clare McEnery, Parmé Design
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