Our client in Muswell Hill had difficulty accessing the pavement in front of the house with a buggy so it was important that this was rectified. The client also wanted a storage area created so that the bins would not block the pavement. Making the steps more visible at night due to poor street lighting was also a priority.



The challenge here was that the front garden sloped very steeply, gaining 2 meters in height from pavement level to the front door of the property.

To allow easy access from the front door to the pavement with a buggy, we installed steps that were wide and long with a step up of 150mm. The depth of the steps allows for one person and a buggy to easily stand on one step at a time. The shallow rise of the step allows the buggy to be easily pulled or pushed from one step to the next. We used a larger number of steps to achieve the correct height rise and a shallow step height. We laid the steps in a snaking pattern to fit the amount of low rising steps needed to achieve the height gain required.

The front boundary wall was pushed back from its existing alignment so that the wheelie bins could be stored in a space in the garden rather than on the pavement. This space also allowed for temporary bicycle storage. To provide much needed light at night, we placed lighting in the corner of the four landings which would wash across the steps. In order to provide privacy from the road, we planted two large planting beds and decorative trees.


‘If you are a garden designer needing advice for a particular aspect of a garden installation, Dan’s consultancy service is worth its weight in gold. I have used him both during the design process, and whilst on site on a tricky job. He has proven invaluable in both types of situations. There isn’t much he hasn’t seen or come across in the course of his professional life and I found him very generous with his knowledge.’

Ana Sanchez-Martin MSGD, Germinate Garden Design

‘We are very happy with our garden.’

PC, Crouch End

‘Thanks for a great job, we love it!’

WB, Highgate

‘Dan has accumulated years of experience implementing high-end gardens for a top firm. His knowledge and expertise in all aspects of garden installation are fantastic. If you are looking for a garden built to last, with a high-quality finish and delivered by a polite, competent professional, you should engage Dan’s company. He is world’s apart from the myriad of ‘man with van’ type landscapers who often have very limited experience and certainly no finesse (but often charge as if they do).’

Ana Sanchez-Martin MSGD, Germinate Garden Design

‘Thank you for the great garden you have made for us. The unforeseen challenges of a new-build ‘builders’ garden were a shock to us but did not seem to phase you, Daniel. The 11th-hour discovery of solid concrete waste almost a metre in diameter was swiftly sorted out. The experience, patience and attention to every last detail were superb. With the Nordland team, we were clearly in a safe pair of hands. All work was completed on time and on a budget so we can recommend you to future clients with confidence.’

V & R, Muswell Hill

‘Nordland Landscapes recently created a children’s play area at the bottom of my garden in north London. The work was done on time, and Dan and his team were professional and courteous. My family are really pleased with the result.’

AJ, Southgate







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