Client's Brief

Earls Colne, Essex

This small project followed the construction of a beautiful kitchen extension to the main property. The temporary uneven steps down from the extension to the garden were unusable. A new expansive patio area was required linking the existing top level and side level to a new lower level leading onto the sloping garden.

This patio design had to link visually to the two existing levels and maintain the view of the garden from the new kitchen diner. The patio was offset to the side of the property with all steps within the design being of an equal height, plus easily seen with a contrasting brick edge. The final design flows naturally to link all three levels and the addition of the final steps down onto the lawn. Two built-in flower beds soften the design together with a new lower planting bed against the main brick retaining wall.