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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

Planting schemes from a team passionate about plants

Planting schemes from a team passionate about plants

At Slate Grey we love plants, and creating stunning planting schemes is extremely rewarding. We love returning to see plants maturing in all their glory.

Having built a good relationship with a number of the South East’s leading nurseries, we can source a large variety of quality plants for our clients.

As part of our Planting Scheme service we carry out a site assessment to check soil PH and ground conditions. We produce a report detailing any necessary soil improvement and current PH levels. With this information we can then create suitable planting list and designs ideal for the garden.

We always like to finish our planting with organic mulch, which helps keep moisture in and weeds down.

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.

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

Slate Grey Design is an Accredited Partner trained specialist for delivering wildflower meadows

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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