A complete front and back rustic and natural landscaping transformation was created for this home in Mornington on the Morninton Peninsula, Victoria.
Our clients were excited to create a landscape design and construction that used both hard and soft landscape elements that were practical and aestically pleasing.
We got to work to build a two tier red gum retaining wall with steel uprights. The retaining wall was structually sound, providing support and foundation for the elevated front yard, whilst creating a stunning focal point that our clients would love to see everytime they arrived home.
Aggregate drains were installed behind both walls, back filled with scoria rock then topped with garden blend top soil. A mixed variety of native grasses, cordeline and flowering plants were planted for a colour impact.
A full drip irrigation system with a 13mm drip line was installed to ensure the garden would grow and flourish all year round. Installing a reliable irrigation system also provides peace of mind and the freedom to be away from home during the hot summer months. The garden was topped off with black mulch and several mount bulla mud stone rocks were scattered throughout to add character.
Six steps were constructed using merbau to provide street access to the house, enabling people to access the front gate without having to walk up the drive way. Retaining wall planter boxes were installed next to the steps, and capped with 140x45mm dressed Merbau to provide a sleek finish. The planter boxes also provided a frame for the steps, creating softness with flowering plants and texture adjacent to the exposed aggregate concrete driveway.
Mentone Concrete laid the driveway and filled the steps with exposed aggregate concrete.
A Rustic Fencing Design was constructed using Cyprus posts and Cyprus capping. A hard wood picture frame was constructed and installed to the front and the back of the fence to hold and secure the mini corrugated iron sheets. Our clients chose the iron sheets in bush smoke colour to create a natural look colour scheme.
We designed and built two custom gates using steel, then powder coated which were constructed to the fence. The double gate was cladded with hard wood and mini corrugated iron. The single gate was cladded with cyprus pickets surrounded by a picture frame design.
Out the back we levelled out the soil and laid approx 150 square metres of Sir Walter Buffalo Grass to create an instant beautiful turf for the backyard.
Our clients love their new rustic and natural landscape design. This landscaping transformation has added value to the property, curb appeal to the home and privacy to their backyard.
Quality new picket fence & gates with an automatic swing system for a home in McCrae on the Mornington Peninsula
We recently installed a new picket fence and gates with an automatic swing system for a home in McCrae on the Mornington Peninsula. We constructed the 1.8 metre picket fence with capping using 70mm x 20mm cyprus pickets, 150mm x 50mm cyprus capping and treated pine sleepers and rails.
The line of the fence was slightly sloping so we installed each panel with a 100mm step down. Metal gates were wielded in our workshop and then were sent away to get powder coated. We also installed a letterbox into the fence.
Once powder coated, the strong metal frame gate was cladded with cyprus pickets and hung. The whole fence and gate has been painted by the client and is just waiting for a top coat. Dean from Southern Peninsula Gates installed the automatic gate swing system which is the FAAC brand.
Our clients love the security their new fence brings and the ease of their new automatic gate system.
Our clients came to us with a vision of a fence they wanted. They had seen a fence that they loved in Flinders and wanted to replicate it on their Dromana beach side property. They fell in love with a white paddle pop picket fence with country gates.
And so the construction began.
Due to the sloping block of our clients we chose to create slight step ups in the fencing line to give a nicer visual effect.
125mm x 125mm cyprus posts were used with treated pine sleepers to hold the dirt and treated pine rails.
1.2 metre paddle pop pickets were used. Country style gates "spring spring" were attached which had a 90 degree in and outward swing range. The gates were pre-painted with a base and top coat by the manufacturer.
The clients had chosen to paint the entire fence themselves and we were very excited to see the final result.
Stay tuned for the finished fence!!
Mel & Regan Spence
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