Retain it! Front and back retaining walls were created on this property in Blaxland, to maximise the usable space.
In Warrimoo it was a big event..constructing huge timber retaining walls down the sloping grassy hill to create some usable space. Also travertine paving pad to the back door, with stepping stones, custom timber staircase to access second level including sandstone crazy pave feature to treads, and also cut sandstone edging to corner the grass ramp down one side. And turf to finish!
Our Leura project had many elements. Start at the road! Cobblestone pathway from side of the road to top gate, with planting. From top gate, custom staircase was built for access down to the front entrance, with handrail. Concrete feature pads were formed and poured at the bottom of the stairs, hardwood decking installed at the front door, replanting everywhere with corten ring pots and feature trees, timber gate was built and installed, paving along new gardens. Huge! This one was an amazing transformation.
In Winmalee, we cleared out a lot, built a stone retaining wall alongside the driveway and side of house, installed “crazy” sandstone paving and pebbles for pathway from the top of the driveway to front door, turfed around the house, planted out the bush stone walls, and built a custom stone seat.