The Grand HoBB Colonnade Project

The Grand HoBB ColonnadeIn amidst the more cottage garden look I have designed for the HoBB Gardens, there are formal stretches planned.

One such small yet grand formality has been designed for no other reason than to cover a planned flight of outside stairs from first floor level to top terrace and the newly planted White Wisteria Way.

The designs are deliberately chunky to create a feeling of ‘small’ and ‘low’. We have started work on digging the levels into the slope up to the top terrace and once this is done the lower slab for the first of two small flights of steps will be cast. After that, and literally “step by step”, we will cast concrete stairs with stone side edging and plinths to support the chunky vertical posts.

For this heavy job we have got a Baby Belle cement mixer and a neighbour has just given it a new gasket so it now works a treat.

We’re looking for a linchpin on this project so if you have many hands, or even two, and you can bring yourself along over a weekend to make lighter work of this, contact me. In the spirit of the wonderful we’ll host and work with you, no money changes hands and the Gardens will have yet another useful feature that all future visitors can share and enjoy.

As with all projects at the HoBB Gardens, they move on bit by bit so contact us to get the latest update on where we are with this grand, yet small colonnade

Waves ~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Image of Design. Case Study: TRIPLEX LLOYD PLC

Those with more than a passing acquaintanceship with eastern block countries will know how quickly they began to try and attract western investment once the cold war ended.

We were sent some details from the property portfolio of a Czech construction company by Triplex Lloyd in the UK who were interested in opening a retail outlet in Prague named Columbus.

Within a 5 day turnaround, and just hours before the arrival of the non-English speaking representatives from Prague, we put a series of design studies together for the sympathetic modern conversion of their 18th century city centre mansion to include drawing details of bespoke shop fittings, display units and both interior and exterior (day/night) lighting views.