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Creative Outdoor Solutions

Maximising Minimal Courtyard Space whilst having a high level of detail and attractive features. Modern design with a hint of the Asiatic. Photos: Tim Turner Photography. Copyright COS Design
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westhills2nd wrote:
what wood was used behind the bamboo? is it stained? thank you
     Comment   March 22, 2014
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Hi. The timber screen in the rear is all Merbau timber in a 70 x 19mm format. We use Intergrain or Cutek stains to bring the timber to life, from there you can pick a colour that suits.
March 23, 2014 at 2:32pm        Thanked by westhills2nd
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jgosser wrote:
What is the depth of the bench seating? of the grill counter? Thx!
   Comment   October 3, 2013
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Bench seating it 450mm deep, 450mm high. BBQ counter is 700mm deep, 950mm high.
October 3, 2013 at 7:58pm     
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jgosser wrote:
What are the dimensions of the plantar behind the bench seating?
   Comment   September 26, 2013
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Hi. The garden bed in the planter is around 250mm x 3000mm. We used 190mm concrete blocks for the construction. Can't remember exactly the size as this project was done a very long time ago and we no longer have the plans in our office.
September 26, 2013 at 6:33pm        Thanked by jgosser
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fedde wrote:
What are the upward projecting lights on the left side of the photo? T - I really like the way the accentuate the walls while providing lots of light.
     Comment   August 18, 2013
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Thanks. They are LED accent lights spiked into the garden bed below. They are brighter than normal in this photo due to the over exposure of night photography. You can view them at http://www.gan.com.au/products/accent-lights/accento-5
August 18, 2013 at 7:31pm     
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elliegreenbean
I would like to come to your house
August 25, 2013 at 8:53am     
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bojonmilr wrote:
What materials were used in building out the planter?
   Comment   May 24, 2013
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Hi, The planters were constructed using 190mm concrete block work core filled with more concrete for strength. They are then tanked with a water proofing membrane and rendered with acrylic render which has the colour in it.
May 26, 2013 at 7:03pm     
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cullean1 wrote:
What is that type of trelis behind the skinny trees? Thank you
   Comment   January 14, 2013
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It's called Slender weaver Bamboo - its botanical name being Bambusa textilis gracilis
May 20, 2013 at 3:49pm     
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jkhn
What a spectacular design. Wish I lived there!
March 10, 2014 at 11:46am     
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4designs wrote:
Will you please tell me what material is on top of the built in bench? Is that stucco with deck boards? Thanks
   Comment   August 3, 2012
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louisprens
Hi, Can you tell me what material was used for the floor: stone, concrete, etc?
April 23, 2013 at 7:45pm   
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Paving is 500 x 1000mm raven / flamed granite.
April 23, 2013 at 7:54pm   
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thenaul wrote:
dimensions - Love this design. What are the dimensions of the area Width and Length?
   Comment   July 17, 2012
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Thankyou for your kind words. This courtyard was 5 x 10m forcing us to maximise every bit of space.
July 17, 2012 at 5:06pm     
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enanin wrote:
what floor tile it's??
   Comment   May 6, 2012
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Its a 500 x 1000mm "flamed" granite natural stone paver.
May 6, 2012 at 4:33pm     
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enanin
thank you!!
May 6, 2012 at 9:01pm   
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my_account wrote:
What kind of "heater" is that? Brand name?
   Comment   March 5, 2012
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Yes, that is correct.
February 2, 2014 at 1:14pm     
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jesusloveschad
Ok thanks God bless
February 2, 2014 at 1:25pm   
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mjnash wrote:
Can someone tell me the name of the skinny trees back right of photo, pls thank you
   Comment   January 2, 2012
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It is a clumping bamboo variety called bambusa textilis gracilis and is fine to plant anywhere and does not become invasive like other creeping varieties.
August 22, 2012 at 3:16pm     
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Your work is stunning!
October 12, 2012 at 5:09am   
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vhfunnyfarmers wrote:
What is the name of the plant on the for ground right hand side?
   Comment   October 31, 2011
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vhfunnyfarmers
thanks for that I assume they can handle a semi shade position
October 31, 2011 at 12:56am   
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Pretty hard to kill. Just require well drained soil. They love sun but are a tropical plant so will survive in most conditions.
October 31, 2011 at 1:54am   
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marybureau wrote:
What is the name of the Bamboo in the planter?
   Comment   August 25, 2011
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reneeowings
Can you please provide the dimensions of the plantern that the bamboo is in. Too, how does this design allow for drainage?
April 8, 2014 at 5:17pm   
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Planters were 600mm wide by about the same high. All raised planters are always tanked with aggregate and drainage in the bottom. They also contain irrigation and lighting.
April 8, 2014 at 8:01pm   
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While the previous garden was large and extravagant, a smaller space also benefits from a little color. This accent lighting draws attention to the seating area at the far end of the garden and breaks up the otherwise monochromatic look.

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