PATIO/INTERLOCK & STONEWORK DESIGN
Often the focal point or center of a design, patios and stone terraces are a critical part of a design. Natural stone is often used to create a raised terrace allowing the patio to be integrated into the garden and overall design.
Natural flagstone either random or square cut dry laid on a granular base or mortared on concrete offer a timeless finish. WIth today’s endless choices for concrete or precast interlocking stone pavers, patios can look like natural stone, brick, tile, or old world cobble. Our team at Brydges Landscape Architecture can help you determine the right kind, shape, and colour of stone to complete your unique or themed spaces.
Natural stone can also be used for fencing or structures as well – specifically dry stack stone walls. This is a traditional building method used for centuries in Europe but is virtually lost in the North American landscape palette. Whether used for fencing, built-in benches, fireplaces, barbeques, or an actual building or folly, this type of stone work is seeing a strong resurgence for its durability and timeless elegance. The organic look and lack of mortar help to blend these features into the natural landscape. Our team strongly believes in the aesthetic and durabilty of these natural dry stack stone features and can help you incorporate them into your space to create a timeless effect.
Natural stone used in water features such as bubbler rocks and water columns to extensive ponds and waterfalls are an element of design often integrated into patio and terrace
Using Natural Stone and Interlock can:
- extend your entertaining space
- naturalize a space, especially through including water
- add timeless elegance with a long lasting dry stack feature
- create unique or themed spaces
- add formality and organization to a space
- create raised terraces and views of a space