Projects - Architectural

Cantilever stepping stones

‘Beneath a Mexican Sky’ was designer Manoj Malde’s first show garden at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We were commissioned to design and build four large stepping stones, as part of a water-feature that formed the garden’s centrepiece. For each stepping stone, the largest measuring 2m x 1.5m, we made a powder-coated steel frame, which was filled with a thin layer of micro-cement, topped with a zinc resin to create a subtle sheen.

Each stone was mounted on a hidden cantilever system so they appeared to ‘float’ over the central pool. The pool itself, while superficially uncomplicated, required a huge amount of hidden engineering to make it look and work as the designer wanted. Both the structural work and the overall finish had to be perfect to meet the judges’ standards: our painstaking work paid off when ‘Beneath a Mexican Sky’ took a coveted Silver-Gilt Medal.

 

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  • Cantilever stepping stones (Outdoor Design - Beneath a Mexican Sky)

  • Cantilever stepping stones

  • Cantilever stepping stones

  • Cantilever stepping stones (Outdoor Design - Beneath a Mexican Sky)

  • Cantilever stepping stones

  • Cantilever stepping stones