Basement in Fulham
This house in Fulham has two main entrances, one on the raised ground floor and the other one in the basement. As the owners are mainly using the basement door, they decided to bring up their front garden basement to a more contemporary and long lasting design. Without going into too much work, they were looking for a solution to address the issues they were encountering in this shady basement in Fulham. It was very difficult to keep the white painted walls look neat and tidy as these were quickly getting green.
Cladding of the walls and vaults
Square Garden Design came up with the idea of cladding the outside of the shed and walls with composite fascia boards from DesignBoard. Composite decking has the merit of being easy to clean, highly scratch and fade resistant, and algae proof.
This was all the owner was looking for : a robust, durable and contemporary solution.
Although the idea sounded simple to implement, we quickly found the conditions of the walls and the existing doors of the shed were going to be a challenge to work with. Grovewood Joinery made an ingenuous use of the material provided and cut the boards in two different widths according to our design in their workshop in Wembley.
Boards are laid horizontally to make the space feel bigger and fixed to wooden battens with clips so that not a single screw is visible.
Grovewood Joinery fixed the boards with the highest level of precision for a finish that exceeded the owner’s expectations.
Belgian Blue Stone has been chosen for the floor, known for its low porosity that makes it resistant to frost and pollution. Belgian Blue stone paving are easy to clean and have the particularity of being low maintenance and are a good alternative to sandstone.
Evergreen planting for a year round interest, with Camelias, variegated Fatsia and Ilex crenata balls are planted in grey and black pots.