Country garden inspired makeover with porcelain tiles

Country garden inspired makeover with porcelain tiles

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Country garden patio transformation

Mark and Becky with their dog Molly

The dream

“Our vision was to create an entertaining space to blend in with our house and the surrounding countryside”, explains Becky.

The couple already had plenty of ideas and inspiration of their own. What they needed was the help of a landscaping professional to work with them in creating the design they wanted. “After doing some researchfor a local garden designer, we came across Alfresco Landscaping. They were great to work with and recommended Bradstone paving for our garden and we loved it.”


The couple opted for Bradstone Assured installer Alfresco Landscaping to complete their project


The finished result

Now their garden is complete, what was the best thing for Mark and Becky about the whole experience? “That’s easy. Seeing each stage of the garden unfold to create the transformation we dreamed of.”


Find out more about what they thought of their garden in their interview.




Get the look!

The couple chose our Romeli porcelain paving for their makeover and added an outdoor kitchen to really make the space useable the finished look works to enhance the stonework of their property.

With over 130 Bradstone products available, Becky admits they were spoilt for choice. “We chose Romeli in the end because it’s weatherproof, requires less maintenance, is high quality and has the Grey Blend shade which works well with our house and surroundings.”

Romeli Porcelain in Grey Blend


The background

Since moving in to the property six years ago with their dog Molly they hadn’t done much to their garden. So they decided now was the time to create an outdoor space where they could relax with family and friends all year round.


"We’re delighted with the garden. Alfresco Landscaping listened to our ideas and translated them into a fantastic design that is a perfect space for relaxing and entertaining."




The practicalities

After the excitement of the design stage, the next task was checking on the practicalities of their plan.
“A big part of our project involved hard landscaping and we were keen to have a company with expertise and knowledge in that area”, said Mark.


Alfresco checked things like safe access for workmen and machinery, whether there were any roots or drains in the way of the work and organised the delivery and pick up of skips.
They did everything to iron out potential problems so there were no nasty surprises once things got underway.




We’ve heard how pleased Mark and Becky are with their garden. But what were things like from the installer’s point of view?

We asked Alastair of Alfresco Landscaping how it was working with the couple, and with Bradstone products and support: “Mark and Becky were always clear what they liked and disliked but were sufficiently open minded to be guided on the ideal space for them. Being a Bradstone Assured installer has given us the confidence to approach projects like this with a recognised brand behind us. If there are any questions about range, availability or technical issues, they’re answered quickly and efficiently so we can offer the best service to our clients