Room-sized garden at the rear of a newish town house in Otley
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Room-sized garden at the rear of a newish town house in Otley

Clients wanted a durable, not fading and practical non-slip material

Room-sized garden at the rear of a newish town house in Otley

The clients, Angela and Richard, approached garden designer, Helen Taylor in 2014 to redesign their tiny room-sized garden (approx. 5 x 5 metres) at the rear of their newish town house in Otley.

The existing decking had become treacherously slippy and dark when wet and they wanted to have it replaced with a practical non-slip material.  

Room-sized garden at the rear of a newish town house in Otley
The Vande Moortel Belgian brick Ancienne belgique Bordeaux paver appealed due to the warm and varied colours of the clay which would continue the terracotta colours used in the conservatory into the outside space.
 
The natural clay pavers would provide a non-slip surface, which would be easy to keep clean.  Furthermore, the unique size of the pavers would work well with the scale of the space and add texture.
 
Reclaimed building bricks were used to continue to clay brick theme for raised beds to provide a generous planted edge to soften the hard landscape elements.
 
 

  

Room-sized garden at the rear of a newish town house in Otley
Now completed, the south-facing space provides a practical outdoor room with the conservatory, a sunny place to sit and enjoy the open view over playing fields to the Otley Chevin hillside beyond. 

The pavers were laid by PWP Landscapes, first time users of Vande Moortel's clay paving, who commented on the excellent consistency of the product and the unique dimensions of the Ancienne Belgique range which offers the perfect format size for small scale projects. 
 
PWP is a Natural Paving approved Landscaping Professional. 
 
Natural Paving Products can recommend local, independent and quality assured designers, contractors, installers and designers through their ‘Approved Landscaping Professional’ Scheme.
The scheme was created in 2007 to provide home owners with peace of mind and reassurance, whilst selecting a landscaping professional, to design and/or build their dream garden/driveway. Membership is free but only granted to those professionals who can demonstrate: