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Decking mounted to form a screen, Hove, East Sussex

Location: Hove, East Sussex

Design Consultant: Jon Lee

Build:  Jon Lee,  Gavin Hunter

Materials:   Balau Hardwood (90mm x 21mm), Hidden screw fixing system

Planting: Big Plant Nursery, Bamboos, Fatsia Japonica, Various grasses

This is one of our recent smaller projects. The client wanted to modernise their basement flat courtyard which did not get much in the way of light and was quite over looked from adjacent properties.

Decking brighton Hove

The courtyard on arrival


We removed the old trellis and ivy and got to work on transforming the garden.

the old screen removed

Preparation is the key to getting good results

After the wall had been rendered we installed large treated post which were concreted into the ground behind the wall. This gave us a solid mounting for the hardwood.

We mounted Balau hardwood vertically with a hidden fixing system

A clean contemporary look to a courtyard in Hove, Sussex

Once the timber is all installed you need to apply a good quality decking oil or similar so that the colour is preserved and the timber nourished. This will keep the screen looking good for many years to come. Oiling should be done at least twice a year on heavy foot fall areas.

A simple planting border with  cotswold buff gravel

Simple clean planting using cotswold buff gravel as a mulch

Landscaping brighton

Arbworx ‘signature’ screen with Balau hardwood