Current Projects

Front Porch And Planting Co. Laois

The challenge was to provide a weathertight yet light porch between the existing renovated traditional cottage and the contemporary extension. As the front door of the new build faces south it is exposed to considerable rain and wind driven rain. The porch will provide a weather buffer and a ‘staging’ area before entering the house… Read more »

Back Garden South Dublin

Here are a couple of photos from a project we are working on at the moment. We are replacing the perimeter fence, building a new deck with raised planters instead of the usual handrail and spindles and building a large pavilion with roof deck and attached children’s play ensemble. Two more days will finish the… Read more »

Victorian Walled Garden

This will be a recurring project over the Summer and beyond. The challenge will be to rehabilitate the garden in conjunction with the construction and refurbishment of the adjoining house. It faces south and is stone walled all the way around. The first step is to level and sod a section to provide the kids… Read more »

Entrance To Business Premises, Dublin

I have been asked to devise a scheme for the entrance to this premises in North Dublin. Here are a couple of before and after photos. The brief was to come up with something sharp and attractive but which would require minimal maintenance. The paving is Shelbourne Black Granite with a Newgrange Silver Granite Cobble… Read more »

Bike Storage ,Dublin

Here is a photo of a neat little bike locking shelter we did recently. Note the heavy steel locking bollard which is concreted below ground to a depth of 900 mm. This solved a problem for the homeowner who previously, for security, had to haul the bicycle through the terraced house at least twice a… Read more »

Back Garden Co. Kildare

I am starting a family garden in Co. Kildare for a couple with a two year old son. The principal features will be a large paved sitting/ entertainment space, a custom storage shed, generous lawn area, screening to the unsightly oil tank, herbaceous planting bed, shade planting bed, fruit bed and herb bed. A large… Read more »

Front Porch Co. Laois March 18th

Here are a few photos of the front porch project I am doing in Co. Laois. The shiplap cladding has been started so we can begin to get a sense of the character of the finished structure. The planned colour is Black Ash. The next step is to get the profiled metal roof cladding on,… Read more »

Syrian Garden March 19th

We’ve had a nice dry week so we could move a bit of soil down in the Hazel on Saturday. We got all the excavation done for the central paved area. We also put down a layer of opaque polythene on what will be the perimeter planting beds. The polythene will keep unwanted grass and… Read more »