The owners of this lovely Hobsonville property contacted Zones when they decided that it was time for an outdoor update.
WORDS Mina Phillips
The owners of this lovely Hobsonville property contacted Zones when they decided that it was time for an outdoor update. They wanted to be able to enjoy a covered outdoor living area complete with a built-in barbeque, a lawn for their children to play on, a spa pool to relax in, as well as a vegetable garden and utility area.
In an initial consultation, local landscaping specialists Matt and Boyd Gillespie met with the homeowners to discuss how the Zones process could help them to achieve their ideas. Working with Zones meant that the family could begin the project with a firm timeframe and budget in place. They could also hand the design, build, planting, installations and project management over to Matt and Boyd.
Once they had clearly established their clients’ specifications, the Zones North Shore team produced a design. However, space limitations meant that the team had to get creative.
“Design-wise, there were a lot of features to fit within a relatively small space”, tells Matt. “We also had to match an internal kitchen splashback and incorporate it into the outside design.”
With a bit of innovation, the design was completed and presented to the homeowners. From there, a fixed-quote was approved and the landscaping began.
With the assistance of a trusted electrician and environmentally-conscious decking experts Outdure, Matt and Boyd managed and carried out the entirety of the project. Following the decking installation, a louvre roof from Pacific Powder Coating was installed, creating an ideal environment for year-round outdoor living. The team established a Readylawn for the kids to enjoy, installed a Weber barbeque and got a cedar hot tub ready for its first use.
To complete the space, Matt and Boyd also removed some of the existing garden, planting palm trees and large potted plants in its place.
“We are really happy with the result”, concludes Matt. “It gave the clients a truly functional backyard that the whole family can enjoy.”
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