Sage Road Case Study

The brief on this job was an easy one.

'Remove the existing landscaping and replace with an area that was usable, yet child-safe.'

We suggested a Deck, Framed Oriental Trellis and Ready Lawn.

We used 150mm wide Kiln dried Kwila decking timber that is imported using Certisource.

CertiSource says it "is a widely recognized timber legality verification system, offering 'verified legal' timber from any location in Indonesia." "A Chain-of-Custody system is implemented in all manufacturers/sawmills in the supply chain to ensure that CertiSource timber is not mixed with unverified, possibly illegal timber at any stage."

Simply said, this is a tracking system that assures that the timber has been sourced, removed from the forest, milled, transported and imported, legally. With the help of 'DNA', they can trace individual products back through the supply chain to a verified forest concession, enabling an itemized check on product legality.

We used a system called 'Shadow Hidden Deck Fasteners' to attach the Kwila to the framework. This is a system that allows you to build a deck faster than the traditional method, and as there are no visible screws or nails, you get a cleaner, smoother, splinter-free finish.

The trellis was custom made in the factory to fit the deck size, using the specifications the client gave us. This allowed us to put up a small child-safe fence that is able to be removed when it is no longer needed.

The 'Ready Lawn' is easy to prep for, easy to lay and gives an instant effect.

An issue arose with our access solution, leaving us with access only through a 1.1m wide gate. As there was rather a lot of excavation required to get the deck in, it left the clients wanting to stop all work on the job leaving the front yard as it was.

We thought that this was an issue that needed to be remedied.

We talked to a company that specializes in awkward access issues, and found a way for the job to proceed.