Normark Landscapes, South Melbourne (VIC)
CATEGORY: Residential Construction up to $70,000
Making the most of limited space, this South Melbourne home has been transformed into a haven of plant life. Due to its small size, the landscapes design and construction required good problem-solving skills to make the most of limited room and create a larger-than-life outdoor space.
From its vibrant flowers to bamboo, the landscape includes a variety of plant life that creates a resort like retreat for the homeowners to enjoy. The clever use of steel for retaining walls blend well into the landscape and the natural material of stone for the seating adds texture to the design.
The addition of a water feature adds to the retreat lifestyle and provides a calming section of the design for the homeowners to sit and relax in their outdoor space.
“Access to this property was very limited requiring good problem solving. Materials were of a very good quality, and installation showcased the skill and experience of the Normark team illustrating where there were difficult decisions to make. Clever use of steel for retaining walls and for the water feature makes the most of the limited space, drainage was excellent, especially given the small space, paving was well executed and the stone seating was delivered cleverly with creative use of steel and caulking for joints. This project is a deserving winner showcasing skills and materials in a small space and with a modest budget.”