Landscaping Day 250 – Hard landscaping completed

17 05 2014

Ben and the guys from Daviscapes have finished the hard landscaping.  All the retaining walls, decking, fences, concreting, driveways, irrigation etc are done.  Perhaps one of the most exciting developments to date has been having the turf laid.  For the past two years we have been looking at dirt and mud and prior to that where we lived had concrete paving. The greenery is certainly a welcome addition.

There are only a few things left to be completed which include finishing the wire on the front fence – which looks amazing.  The plants (can’t wait), clothes line installation, letterbox and outdoor lighting.  We also decided as a last minute inclusion to get Ben to incorporate a built-in BBQ area under the alfresco and have asked him to help with putting up the kids cubby house that we got from Matt’s Home and Outdoor Designs.  We were lucky that there was enough room to fit one of the smaller cubbies given that we don’t have a lot of space due to the slope of our block – we got the Townhouse with 900mm elevation. The great thing about working with Daviscapes has been their adaptability during the entire process. While we started with a clear plan, we have been able to make some changes along the way which Ben and the team have been really great at accommodating.

We are really happy with the way things have turned out and Ben and the team have been very meticulous  in their work. The finishes and attention to detail have been terrific.  The most recent work was oiling the decking on the front and in the alfresco which has turned out great.

Here are some photos:

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Front fence looks great

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Front retaining wall – the stone work complements the house facade

 

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Bluestone paving up to the front decking and door

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Front decking freshly oiled

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We have grass!!!!

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Steppers

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Close up of the oiled decking – wood is spotted gum

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Side gate

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Rear decking

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Rear lower retaining wall with decorative wood

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Closeup of the decorative wood on retaining wall

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Alfresco area

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Fences painted to match roof (Woodland Gray)

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Retaining walls painted to match roof (Woodland Gray)

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Purpose built shed

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View of the stairs to top of backyard

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View of the alfresco from top level of yard

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View towards alfresco and rear of house

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Steppers in the backyard

 

 

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