Garden plans

15 Apr 2005
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United Kingdom
For a few years now we have wanted to make progress on our garden, and all we have accomplished so far is digging a pond (which wasnt part of the original plan!). We now have some spare money so want to make a start.

Here are some pictures. The back of the garden is at an angle of approx 75 degrees. The back fence follows the slope of the land so the left side is about 50cm higher. Also our garden slopes up to the back fence. At the right hand side i have levelled the ground as close as I dare to the fence with a view to building a shed there. This was done 2 years ago.

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Anyway, the plan is as follows:

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My concern is mainly with heights. The shed i can easily dig down and loose ground height, as i have done for most of it already. But the deck will end up really high (about 750mm) unless i can dig down by at least 300mm under the highest gravel board at the back, so the deck is level with the bottom of the gravel board. The neighbours wont like this! My worry is containing the ground behind. I have seen videos on youtube of people building retaining walls with poured concrete. Alternatively my new next door neighbour is a bricklayer, whose skills i could call on if necessary.

I would ideally like to build some kind of containment behind the shed too, maybe something i can then build the shed walls onto? I want to minimise the gap between the fence and the shed if possible. The shed will have a concrete floor.

If anybody has any ideas i would love to hear them. Cheers.
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