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A Modular garden is featured in this month’s issue of Real Homes Magazine, in an article describing how we can provide a high quality designer garden for a fixed budget and how such an investment this will add value to your property.
Click here to read the article, or visit our Garden Design Examples and see other Modular gardens and find out about our design and build service.
EDIT – scans of this article can now be seen on our Press Page.
A selection of gardens designed and built by Modular are the focus of a new Channel 4 feature on “Real Life Gardens to Inspire You”, which can be found on the Design & Style section of their website. The feature provides advice and tips for designing inspiring gardens in different situations, as well as a wide range of photos of the gardens by Modular.
Click here to visit the Channel 4 website to see the feature, or visit our website to see further examples of inspiring gardens by Modular.
Urban Garden Design by Modular
‘If you want a spring clean, a makeover or a pro to sort out your plot, how do you find the right person for the job? Zia Allaway reveals all.’
‘Modular garden (020-7619-0100; modulargarden.com) quotes for the whole design-and-build package. Prices start at £7,000 including VAT, but the average cost is between £10,000 and £15,000, and they can design and build within 8 weeks.’
(Source: The Guardian Weekend magazine, 3rd January 2008.)
Link - http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/03/garden-makeover-design
This garden was created for a client who specifically wanted his own private oasis in order to feel secluded from the surrounding houses. This was achieved using densely planted Bamboo, Phormiums and climbers in combination with lower growing evergreen perennials to maintain its appearance all year round. Seating is provided by built in hardwood benches to match the decking, and a bespoke water feature creates a peaceful atmosphere with the sound of gently falling drops of water.
Here is a clipping from a recent garden design feature in Fabric Magazine that features Modular:
Don’t wait until spring to start on your garden. According to Joe Swift, co-director of Modular Garden: ‘The smarter gardener and householder will be getting their garden done right now, during autumn and winter’. Not only is a great garden good for the soul, it’s a sound investment too. Some well placed outdoor furniture (and a nice chiminea!) turns yours into an extra room, and a ‘designer garden’ will add thousands to your asking price should you decide to sell. Whatever your vision for your great outdoors, from Zen minimalism to country cottage cute, the team at Modular Garden will manage the entire project. Prices from £7000. Visit www.modulargarden.com to see more examples of their work.
Next in our series of case studies is a stunning roof garden that recently won Garden of the Year and Best Roof/Terrace/Penthouse Garden at the New Homes Garden Awards 2008.
Click here to see Case Study 2.
In a new series of posts, we will be uploading a set of case studies featuring recent Garden Design projects by Modular Garden. First is the garden of a Victorian terraced house in North London.
Click here for the printable case study. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent)
Will spending money on your garden increase the value and desirability of your property? London estate agents have the following to say:
‘Outside space certainly makes a difference… especially if the garden, terrace or balcony looks inviting’ says Tom Joyce of Cluttons. ‘First impressions go a long way and it’s worth making the extra effort to improve the look of any outside space if it needs it’. He is marketing a five bedroom period house in Hamilton Terrace NW8 which has been refurbished including the garden. ‘The garden is being totally landscaped with a York stone patio and a woodland effect at the end of the garden,’ he says.
‘Yes definately,’ says Sophie Woolfenden of Knight Frank’s Notting Hill office. ‘We had a couple of rental properties with bare terraces and advised the landlord to deck them, put out a couple of chairs and plant pots – it made all the difference.’ Kinght Frank’s St John’s Wood office is marketing a four-bedroom house in Chamberlain Street NW3, which recently sold to an investor. ‘It used to have a boring paved garden,’ says Clare Lynch. ‘The new landlord has now turfed it, painted the back wall white and put in some plants. He’s made it look so much more attractive’.
‘With the market as it is at the moment, with a fair amount of stock, anything that landlords can do to stand out is worthwhile and I would recommend they go that extra mile,’ says Daniel Parker of Savills’ Islington office. ‘We recently let a one-bedroom lower ground maisonette in Packington Street N1, with a very scrubby garden. The landlord re-turfed it and really smartened it up. It was originally on the market for £340 per week, now it’s let for £400 per week.’
‘As spring draws closer, properties with a patio, terrace, city garden or simply a balcony with French doors can command a premium of 10%’ says Federico Young, lettings manager of Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward’s St John’s Wood office. ‘Landlords must ensure that the outside space is superbly maintained: grass should be mown often, pot plants should be kept simple and most of all, outside space should be low maintenance. We recently let a two-bedroom flat in Maida Vale with a small garden. The landlord got a gardener in for a day and within just 5 days the flat was let for £400 per week’.
[Source: Fabric Magazine, May 2008]
Modular Garden are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the title of Garden Designer of the Year 2008 by the New Homes Garden Awards for the second consecutive year. In addition to this, we won Gold Awards for Garden of the Year and Best Roof Garden, as well as being awarded the top award in the category for Best Garden-Home over £500,000.
To see photos of our award-winning entries for this year’s competition, visit our Flickr site or visit www.modulargarden.com.