1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Garden plans

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Steve, 6 Apr 2020.

  1. Steve

    Steve

    Joined:
    15 Apr 2005
    Messages:
    16,478
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    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.

    IMG_20200406_155523.jpg IMG_20200406_155511.jpg IMG_20200406_155420.jpg IMG_20200406_155426.jpg

    Anyway, the plan is as follows:

    15861857905831426194836.jpg all measurements approximate.

    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.
     
  2. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  3. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page