Author: Duncan Heather

Outdoor Steps: How to design a flight of outdoor steps

Outdoor steps are a design opportunity. On any site with significant level differences, the design of changes in level is important for appearance, convenience and safety. The size and shape of outdoor steps in new buildings is governed by the local Building Regulations. This control is mainly directed [...]

Garden Design Shows

Taking part in exhibitions as a garden designer - sense or nonsense? By former student Sabine Friedrich Should you take part in a garden design show? The answer is simple: yes, but ... ... only in cooperation with a landscaping company. But let's start with the 'yes, I would take part in an exhibition [...]

Outdoor Lighting: How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme Pt. III

In this final article on outdoor lighting, we will look at a real scheme.  In the first article we looked at the different outside lights,  such as uplighting, downlight, path lighting moonlighting   In the second article on garden lights we covered the different fittings and the choice of lamps.  [...]

Garden lights: How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme Pt.II

In Pt. 2 of this three-part article on How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme, we look at garden lights, the fixtures, what they are and how they are used.  Garden Lights: Spot Lights The fixtures pictured above are examples of bullet-style spotlight fixtures. The one on the left is in a bronze [...]

Outside Lights: How to Design a Garden Lighting Scheme

Outside lights are fundamental to any successful landscape scheme.  In this 3 part article, we’ll discuss the different outside light fittings as well as their quality and durability. The different lamps available, as well as how, what and where to place outside lights for maximum effect. The [...]
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