THE CHESTER PROJECT
LUXURIOUS AND MODERN GARDEN DESIGN IN GREATER MANCHESTER
An award-winning garden design project
The Chester Project was an extensive garden transformation for a young family looking for a contemporary and luxurious outdoor space. This project featured a sunken swim spa and hot tub, a large outdoor kitchen, and a sunken fire pit area. We were delighted to receive an award for Best Engineering Achievement in Marshall’s National Awards.
This project was centered around the swim spa in the middle, with the purpose to create a sociable and fun outdoor entertaining space for this young family. The client added the sunken fire pit to the project midway through the build – and it was the perfect addition.
Large Grillo outdoor kitchen with eight bar stools, ice well and DeliVita pizza oven
Contemporary sunken fire pit powered by mains gas for convenience
Luxurious swim spa and hot tub that has been sunken for a seamless design
Modern pergolas with louvered remote controlled roofs
Feature wall with weather-proof recessed outdoor TV for entertainment
Marshall’s porcelain paving throughout the design for a cohesive effect
This family wanted a modern and fun outdoor entertaining space for their young family to enjoy in Chester. Showcasing a large swim spa and hot tub, this luxurious garden also boasts a large outdoor kitchen and porcelain clad TV feature wall.
One of the key features of this project is the sunken fire pit area – which was actually added to this project midway through the build. We ran power and gas underground to this area of the garden to ensure the fire pit does not run out of fuel halfway through their garden party.
The biggest challenge within this project has to be the swim spa area. We had to dig out the space for the swim spa with a concrete base, retaining walls, power, drainage and then finished with a composite deck. This was definitely the biggest structural undertaking of the entire project, but worth the effort for the seamless finish flush with the paving.
Marshalls Porcelain Paving is used throughout this project, we used the popular Marshalls Symphony Urban in Ash. This paving was used throughout the garden, including the fire pit seating and fire pit itself, the feature wall, steps, and risers. This helped to create a contemporary and seamless design.
A lovely addition to this project in Chester was the use of two pergolas. The client utilised these to make the most of their new outdoor space, including louvered roofs, heaters, LED lighting, and retractable blinds so that the outdoor kitchen and fire pit space can be used in all weathers. These features are also controlled by remote control for complete convenience.
The large Grillo outdoor kitchen works really well in this project. With one side of the kitchen featuring all the preparation areas and appliances – such as a DeliVita pizza oven and ice well. This means the other side of the outdoor kitchen is able to accommodate eight bar stools. This creates a sociable space that makes the most of the outdoor TV.
This garden design project in Chester was a triumph. Not only was the client pleased with the results, but we were honoured to be awarded the Marshall’s National Award for Best Engineering Achievement. The modern design and use of the space on this project, allowed for a luxurious and entertaining outdoor space for this family to enjoy year after year.
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