The art of stone masonry

Masonry is the craft of shaping rough pieces of rock into accurate geometrical shapes, at times simple, but some of considerable complexity, and then arranging the resulting stones, often together with mortar, to form structures. There are a lot of products on the market that attempt to simulate the effect of traditional stone masonry in “stone” cladding, however these products just...
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Outdoor Kitchens

With the outdoor living trend here to stay, more homeowners are investing in exterior kitchens than in years past. Well beyond basic grilling stations and dining sets, these full-scale kitchens marry the enjoyment of the great outdoors with indoor conveniences. Today’s outdoor kitchens can be equipped with “smart home” technology — for example, built-in consoles on...
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Steel edging

For a more modern garden, where shapes and geometry are paramount to the overall design, utilise specialised steel strips to edge off textured spaces eg pebble pathways from greened spaces. If edging is going to be utilised next to lawn ensure that the metal strips extend deep enough to prevent lawn roots from creeping under.
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Modern Veggie garden

Create a neat and modern twist on the traditional veggie or herb garden with a strong structural element using geometrically shaped boxes on a wall, with horizontal lines on the facade to give it a neat contemporary feel. Or install large metal containers in long lines to present a minimalist look in a neat organised layout. Raised boxes make gardening and harvesting easier, and a metal finish...
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Pebble wall

Utilising different sized pebbles and/or differing shapes of pebbles will bring in highlights to your design, and enhances a pattern by bringing attention to specific aspects of the pattern. Or simply let the pebble shape and size dictate the pattern with its own textures en masse. Textures on the pebble wall or floor are pleasing to the touch and an active visual sensation.
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Greened geometric pavers

Soften your stepping stones, or geometrically placed pavers with a little greenery inbetween. Modern large pavers equally spaced would be best with between 70 – 100mm of greening space between that can be planted up with the most appropriate ground cover. Wonder lawn (Dichondra repens), Viola (Viola pallens), soleirolii (Soleirolia soleirolii), penny royal (Mentha pulegium), dwarf mondo...
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Creative pergola

Create an interesting feature of your pergola in your outdoor entertaining space. Different sizes and shapes of wood, work well with the gaps in between to create a unique feature of dark and light, space and coziness.
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Herringbone Deck

Finish off the corners of your deck in an unusual pattern. The traditional herringbone pattern canbe very neat and will bring a sense of interest to the edging of decking framing a focal point.
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Cobbled bed edging

A great way to edging off small or large grass areas is to edge the lawn with something permanent. Permanent edging makes the lines of the lawn areas structured, it keeps it neat and prevents bed sizes and shapes changing over time. Cobblestones in a singular line make a fantastic contemporary modern bed edging.
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Gabian archway

Create a striking modern feature with the effective use of a gabion as an archway. Textures from the pebble shapes, the colour choice of pebbles and the geometric shape of the archway itself is a statement to the entrance to your home or to a space within the garden.
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