What a difference a new wall can make to the appearance of a front garden!
This was the case at a landscaping job we undertook in Newbury in November of this year. It was important to our client that the design of the wall complimented the age and elegance of their Edwardian fronted house. Herein lay the challenge – as only reclaimed bricks could fulfil that brief and it can be hard to find good quality bricks in the right quantities.
But a visit to Brants Reclamation at Brimpton Common came up trumps – we discovered two packs of reclaimed bricks, (from a demolition job in Newbury), that not only proved a good match to those on the front of our client’s house, but were also in good condition!
Our find meant that the construction of the wall could begin, supervised by my foreman Andy. Andy’s training as a bricklayer regularly comes in very handy. The dry cast stone pier caps (sourced from a company called Stonecrete Direct), along with the black railings provide the finished effect to the wall. The railings add to the period feel of the design and provide a sense of security, as well as creating a feeling of space when the client views their front garden from inside the house.
I’m sure you will agree that the before and after photos show what a transformation the addition of a new wall has made to the appearance of our client’s garden.