At this East Sussex home, our client had an exposed aggregate sloping pathway that led to their front door. It was slippery, cracking and needed updating in order to blend into their beautifully landscaped front garden. 

We created a new pathway by installing brick steps topped with Indian sandstone and extensive drainage in order to counteract the erosion the previous pathway had experienced. We repointed the existing steps to help increase their longevity and added a new patio so the homeowners can now enjoy their morning coffee in the full sunshine afforded to their  front garden.

Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Our client had an overgrown garden with various preexisting structures that needed to be demolished. After clearing the garden and relocating trees, plants and sheds, we then built a magnificent outdoor dining / seating area equipt with a custom detailed green oak pergola. The seating area and steps were built from reclaimed York stone, while the raised beds and walls are a beautiful display of Sussex sandstone walling. This project was undertaken in the winter so the raised beds and surrounding areas were left cleared and seeded ready for new growth and planting in the spring and summer. 

 

Salehurst, East Sussex

At this East Sussex home, our client had an existing patio base on which they wanted a new finish. We built a beautiful Indian Sandstone patio with curved edges and a curved step leading down to their garden area. We also built a long rectangular step to allow access to both  back doors. 

 

A brick border was constructed separating their existing concrete slab patio and the new Indian Sandstone area. We then spent time restoring and repointing the old portion of the patio, both to extend its lifespan and create a polished overall appearance. 

Stonegate, East Sussex

Covering up the site of a WWII air-raid shelter, we have built a custom designed wooden decking area in Peasmarsh, East Sussex. 

This beautiful entertaining area is made of composite soft wood and is enhanced by subtle features such as hidden decking fasteners to keep the entire area looking clean and smooth. The heavy duty trellis is accented by custom cut beam details and braces, creating a lovely soft finish to the project. 

Flip through the pictures to take a look at an example of our custom design work. 

Peasmarsh, East Sussex

S. R. Avard, Ltd. worked on RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens in both 2017  & 2018 as a subcontractor for Frogheath Landscapes. 

In 2017 the Hagakure Garden - Hidden leaves, was awarded a  Silver-Gilt medal. 

In 2018 the Warner Edwards Garden, was awarded a Silver medal.

Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK

Our clients had an existing swimming pool that needed updating, and they  were looking to increase the usable space of their garden.  

By building a retaining wall into the hillside and adding steps around the pool, we were able to create terraced patios, thus giving them more space to entertain and relax. 

We also modernised the style of their garden  by refacing the walls with stacked stone, adding wooden benches and fences, and using stainless steel railings around the new patios. 

Encino, CA, USA

Our clients already had a beautiful lakeside patio, but were looking for something extra special to add to their space.

 

We built an infinity edge spa, equipped with colour changing lights and an automated fire tray, to help their space sparkle.

Westlake Village, CA, USA

We created a  family friendly yet sophisticated outdoor living space for our clients with a growing family. 

Lawn areas and a large main patio were created with children and their toys in mind; however the infinity edging and concrete sand finish of the patio helped to match the house's modern style. 

Behind the main patio, we built two tiered patio areas. The lower had a beautiful wooden built-in ipe bench to contrast against the polished concrete fire pit. The upper area was a raised smooth patio accessed by matching steps. 

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

This project was a complete garden makeover.

 

We created a large, open plan outdoor living space complete with kitchen, dining area and fireplace. This was sheltered under a wooden patio cover equipped with speakers, lighting, ceiling fans and skylights. 

 

Just over from this, we built a large freeform pool with a beautiful natural-stone beach entry. The pool also had water features, an accompanying spa and a slide. 

Surrounding the pool we built various patio and lawn areas, and even included a fire pit. 

Camarillo, CA, USA

This family wanted to spend more time together outside, and therefore wanted open plan spaces throughout their garden. 

We created large lawn areas for toys and playhouses, and a large patio covered by a beautiful wooden patio cover. This area was transformed into a comfortable outdoor living space by the inclusion of overhead lighting and fans, and the beautiful brick fireplace placed at one end.

 

The brickwork tied in with the overall style of the house and was accented by the inclusion of a few planting areas made of the same finishing.  

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

This project was for a growing family in Calabasas, CA. 

We constructed large grass lawn spaces and roomy patios to help ensure the children had places to play. We also included a full outdoor kitchen with fridge and BBQ to help facilitate outdoor family dining.

 

A beautiful swimming pool was built for the entire family to enjoy, and it was accentuated by a stunning natural stone spa spillway. 

The finished project was then accented with lighting built into the natural stone steps and concrete pathways. 

Calabasas, CA, USA

On the upper layer of this extensive two-tiered garden remodel, we created an infinity edge swimming pool and spa overlooking the valley. 

 

To the side of the pool we constructed a large travertine patio area and steps (equipped with inlaid step lights) to create a warm and illuminated space for entertaining on summer nights. 

 

From the main patio, we built steps leading down to the lower level; now, hidden below the pool, is a cozy lawn area complete with stepping stones and a fire pit. 

Bel Air, CA, USA

This family wanted to add a comprehensive outdoor kitchen to their art-deco style backyard. 

We built this outdoor kitchen to maximise functionality by including a fridge, sink, BBQ, pizza oven, spacious countertops, and bar.  We enhanced the garden's overall style by including the stylised tile work and precision lighting. 

Camarillo, CA, USA

For glimpses at some of our other beautiful projects have a look through this album.