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Installation Case study – A Cornish Front Garden Makeover

Contractor: Chris Plant of Mid Cornwall Landscaping Ltd.
Project Type: Sunken courtyard
Products used: Straightcurve® 240mm Rigidline + Fixed Height Line 400mm 

What was the project brief?

We were approached by the client, a keen gardener, who has a small front garden at the front of her quintessential Cornish cottage. Due to the level change from the road to the house, there was a sloping path with walls on either side making a corridor to the front door, the garden was well planted but felt cramped and was not fulfilling its full potential. 

What outcomes did the client want to achieve? 

The client wanted to utilise the sunny aspect at the front of the house and create a place to sit but didn’t want to feel exposed to the lane below and the surrounding houses. 

How did you decide to deliver on the brief using Straightcurve®?

We decided to create a small sunken paved area close to the house giving privacy and making it a place to enjoy the surrounding plants and the sun. The materials were chosen to complement the yellows and rusty reds and browns of Cornish Stonework in the house and the existing walls. The Limestone paving was laid with wide joints filled with Limestone chippings to allow for creeping plants to be planted and soften the edges.

Why did you choose Straightcurve® for this project?

The steel edging was chosen to give a contemporary feel to the project whilst complementing the colours in the paving and walling. The steel was used to form the risers of the steps to the sunken paved area. We chose this Straightcurve Rigidline panels as they offered a space-saving option where the steps could be formed without encroaching on the surrounding path.

Was the client pleased with the finished results? 

Yes, and they gave us a glowing review… 

Straightcurve – designer details that make the difference:

All Straightcurve Steel Garden Edging products are designed and precision-engineered for strong hold and perfect finish. Although the weathering steel products arrive as separate flat-packed panels (for ease of transport and onsite handling), they’re designed to fit together so precisely that the end result is a seemingly continuous line that forms, in this case, a row of straight & sturdy steps and a feature planter.  This project used Straightcurve’s weathering steel Rigidline panels to create the steps and Fixed Height panels to create the planter box.


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