Garden design and build using arctic dusk and fast point

Project Brief

M S Nelson were asked to create a garden that would become an extension of their clients property that exudes a contemporary feel – all whilst incorporating a level of low maintenance. In addition to the brief a separate and secluded sun lounging area was requested, along with a summerhouse. The brief also asked that the flow of traffic from the kitchen and lounge should continue onto a decked area to accommodate entertaining, dining and lounging.


M S Nelson have created a beautiful and well proportioned garden splitting the space into well planned and considered sections – such as a dining area for entertaining and lounging area for relaxing. Viewing the project you can see a good sized lawn, allowing for leisure and a safe space for children to play, all whilst including the requirement of low maintenance as the grass is artificial. Leading on from the lawn is a durable decked walkway linking the outdoor living space to the house. In another section of the garden stands a very on trend and contemporary summerhouse, perfect for private tranquil moments.

Framing the garden in its entirety is a lovely two tone wall, these tones contrast beautifully against the cream rendered wall whilst making the garden as a whole private and secluded. It also complements the dark and cool shades of the Arctic Granite paving in Dusk which is used in and amongst the lawn, steps, decking and lounging areas. A centre piece to the garden is the beautiful and eye-catching water feature, used to enhance the gardens relaxation elements.


Arctic Granite paving from Stonemarket is perfect in any contemporary design situation. It features a subtly textured surface and is available in modern colour options; Glacier, Dusk and Midnight, each of the three colours work well on their own, or in combination. For impact try combining Midnight with Glacier. Dusk will provide a softer contrast.

M S Nelson jointed the paving using Stonemarket’s Fast Point, a revolutionary easy-to-use, pointing product available in Black, Buff and Stone Grey. Fast Point can be used in both wet and dry conditions, taking the fraction of the time of conventional pointing. Fast Point’s pre-mixed formula means it can be swept straight into the joints with no extra equipment or effort required. Its frost, weed and crack resistant properties reduce the need for patio maintenance.


From the feedback received from the garden owner, M S Nelson more than fulfilled their brief. With the summerhouse, two separate lounging areas, stunning deck walkway and a beautiful focal point with the outstanding water feature. You can image relaxing next to the mellowing sounds of the water fall trickling away whilst surrounded by the alluring and complementary textures and tones of the entire garden.

Homeowner Sarah Dixon said: “What a fantastic job! My garden is everything I could have dreamed of and more. The team carried out the work with the upmost professionalism and respect for my home, they were clean and tidy, with nothing being too much trouble (especially when on occasion I decided to deviate from the original plan) and the attention to detail is exceptional. I look forward to spending a lot of time enjoying the garden. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the future and look forward to planning my front drive with M S Nelson in mind for completing the work.”

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About M S Nelson

M S Nelson are based in the Surrey area. For more information, or to contact Mark at M S Nelson:

Call: 020 83 737 846


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