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A recap on our latest design and build projects

A recap on our latest design and build projects

Slate Grey garden design patio and borders planting, EdenbridgeWe had a busy and successful 2017 at Slate Grey, carrying out a wide array of design and build projects across Kent and Sussex. These included a large front driveway with new gated entrance leading to a terrace and planting which wrap around the existing property and new extension.

Two projects in Tunbridge Wells

Phase 1 of a design and build project for a client in central Tunbridge Wells. This stage of the project involved constructing a raised threshold level terrace using London Stones oversized Faro porcelain, bespoke stainless drain covers from the Lateral Design Studio along with a subtle lighting scheme. GRP planters with a stainless steel green wall system from S3i completed the design which was produced by Victoria Chesterfield.

Slate Grey garden design new porcelain patio steps detail Tunbridge Wells

We also completed phase 2 for one of our clients in central Tunbridge Wells, this consisted of adding a terrace area which was finished using London Stones Slab Coke porcelain and included a bespoke Cedar screen as a back drop. Grasses where then planted surrounding the terrace which finished the area beautifully.

Slate Grey garden design slatted screen and grasses, East Sussex

We are currently working on two large design and build projects, the first is in East Sussex and has involved extensive site levelling. The new layout of this garden is going to transform the space and is going to look stunning when fully completed. The second is in Sevenoaks, Kent, phase one of this project is two remove 100m + of a failed and rotting retaining wall which has been constructed using timber rounds. We are replacing this with a large structural retaining wall and adding a parking bay; the new wall is going to be finished with stone cladding and up lit. Please look out for future images and updates on both of these special projects.

With a full schedule for 2018 and several exciting design projects underway 2018 is looking like our busiest to date.

Slate Grey garden design site levelling garden area in East Sussex

Slate Grey garden design site levelling for new patio, East Sussex

A catch-up review of 2016 and new projects for 2017

A catch-up review of 2016 and new projects for 2017

It seems like an appropriate time to give an update of all that we achieved at Slate Grey in 2016. It was a very busy year for us as a company, with much work coming from recommendation.

We carried out a very wide array of design and build projects during 2016, the highlights of these were:

  • A roof terrace with various bespoke elements in Frant Rd in Tunbridge Wells
  • A contemporary terrace area for a property in Sevenoaks
  • Soft landscaping project at The Brook, Blatchington Rd in Tunbridge Wells
  • A re-designed front garden and driveway at Warwick Park in Tunbridge Wells

Projects currently underway in 2017 include restoration of a large Victorian walled garden located close to the centre of Tunbridge Wells, this is set to be an exciting and an interesting project for the team. We have also started the redesign and landscaping of a basement level terrace and side access to a property in Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells. Our design includes new bespoke steel railings, London Stone’s porcelain paving, steps and coping, subtle lighting scheme and water feature, more images to come from both of these as they develop.

Slate Grey garden design lighting scheme on a newly finished project in Sevenoaks, Kent

Welcome to the Slate Grey Design, Build & Maintain news page. Here you will find updates on garden design and landscaping projects, lighting and decking, plants and planting schemes, as well as any important events in the Slate Grey diary.

We are an award-winning garden design and landscaping business creating high quality bespoke gardens in and around Tunbridge Wells and throughout Kent, Sussex and Surrey.


"We used Slate Grey on a large garden design project to complement our Grade II Listed house. This involved constructing three patio areas, designing the planting and creating a lighting scheme. Richard has been delightful to work with ensured every aspect of the project was perfect."


"We have been so impressed with how the work has been carried out and it looks brilliant, even better than we imagined.
Please pass on our thanks to your guys, they are the nicest, tidiest and most considerate workers we’ve ever come across."


"I am very happy with the work, you have done an excellent and very professional job. I am looking forward to the hedging coming to life in the Spring."


"We have worked with Richard at Slate Grey on a regular basis for over 10 years while he has updated and restored many parts of our large country garden. Richard is very professional and his work is always to the highest standards."


"Slate Grey designed a contemporary, useable, family friendly garden. They understood our needs and had the vision to create what we required. Every aspect was considered and professionalism apparent throughout."


"In just 12 weeks in winter, our 'plot' was transformed from a drab space to a beautiful garden with curves, colour and lighting. Slate Grey were punctual, reliable, and worked with dedication and craftsmanship. We cannot rate them highly enough. They have done a fantastic job and we are amazed at the transformation."

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Based on the border between Kent and East Sussex, we cover a wide radius within the South East – from Sevenoaks to Uckfield, Cranbrook to East Grinstead.

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Based on the border between Kent and East Sussex, we cover a wide radius within the South East – from Sevenoaks to Uckfield, Cranbrook to East Grinstead.

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