Monday, 27 July 2015

City Terrace

A lovely warm west facing terrace on the top floor of an old warehouse overlooking the city.
The decking was removed and replaced with oversized porcelain tiles set on pedestals to regulate the uneven floor.
The plinth was clad with basalt V-Tiles and coped with a 50mm thick honed granite coping (made from the same stone as the central circle of Stonehenge)
Outside the balustrade we installed powder coated metal containers planted with a boxwood hedge on either end and a panel of sweet box under planted with white agapanthus, helebores and ferns.
The planters were secured to the balustrade with discrete metal brackets. 
To provide some screening to the neighbouring property we installed large powder coated containers planted with mature white flowering camellia. Behind these we insaalled a wooden screen fabricated from Western Red Cedar and painted in a dark grey RAL colour to compliment the planters. An infinity mirror was installed within the screen to reflect and provide continuity to the coping and V-tile treatment
All plantings were irrigated with a simple automatic irrigation system to help prevent dessication in the drying winds.

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