Current Projects

Recent Paving

Here are a couple of recent, and differing, paving projects. We have an example of staggered standard precast brick paving with raised timber planters surrounded by an American style 1.8 metre lattice topped cedar fence. Then we have a good example of ‘mint’ hued Indian sandstone. Read more »

Decks Are Back

Decks are back. Decks got a bad rap during the boom when anyone who figured they knew one end of a hammer from the other was having a crack at building them. With predictably ugly results. A properly constructed and appropriately maintained deck can last a lifetime. By the way, avoid grooved deck boards, go… Read more »

Play Tower

Here is a nice, compact play structure we just finished in a small back garden in West Dublin. Access is by means of a ladder and climbing wall, the upper platform is spacious, incorporates in-built shelving and can be safely used by several children at once. The ground level is the ever popular sand box.… Read more »

Garden Room or Small House?

Here is a big old garden room the team have been building this past week. At close to 500 square feet it is a space that could be deployed in any number of ways. This will be a one bedroom residence complete with full bathroom and fitted kitchen. Watch this space for further developments; roof… Read more »

Dogs Trust, Finglas

The head scratching has begun up in Finglas as we begin to put our Bloom 2017 garden back together at the Dogs Trust headquarters in North Dublin.   Read more »

Garden Room Extension & Remodel

We are in the process of extending and remodelling a six year old garden room in Co. Kildare. The space is currently deployed as an outside office. The aim is to turn the structure into a small one bedroomed residence. We are reconfiguring the interior, moving exterior doors, adding windows, raising ceilings, insulating, adding a… Read more »

Cold Frames

Take a look at these cold frames we have just finished. Plenty of room to gradually acclimate produce from the adjoining greenhouse to the colder outdoors as Spring develops. Read more »

Paving & Pergola, North Kildare

Here is a nice project recently completed. It consisted of an expansive area of paving abutting the building framed by handrail and a nice wide pergola. A rough, unused area was transformed into an inviting, intimate entertainment space. Read more »

A Couple of Upcoming Projects

Here are a couple of projects which we hope to start within the next few weeks. In each of these cases the plan will be subject to some further refinement before we start digging. Once we have an agreed plan in place we typically go ahead and produce more detail; elevations, perspectives, specifications. Read more »

Equine Paddock, Co. Kildare

On a stud farm in Co. Kildare we are repurposing a piece of unused ground for use as a lunging and training paddock. The perimeter fence is 1.8 metres high consisting of 125mm x 16mm vertical pickets fixed to three horizontal rails in turn fixed to 100mm square posts at 2.0 metre centres. All timber… Read more »