Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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30 LC DBM A Showcase of Fences and Gates (and Privacy Screens) by LC/DBM Staff Report Contractor: Waterfalls Fountains & Gardens Designer: Matthew Giampietro, Waterfalls Fountains & Gardens Location: Florida Materials: Ipe, CMUs, Stucco Dimensions: Gate (left of stucco wall) - 5' tall x 6' wide; Wall - 7' tall x 9' wide; Fence - 3' tall x 20 lineal feet Special Interest: The gate is a service access to the backyard, and large lawnmowers need to fit through. The gate ended up weighing so much that to prevent it from sagging, a wheel that rolls on a concrete track was installed at the bottom of the gate. Everything had to meet the code requirements for child safety for swimming pools. Left In his famous poem "Mending Wall," Robert Frost repeated a well-known proverb with the line "Good fences make good neighbors." And though fences have traditionally been used to mark property bound- aries and provide privacy, the following pictorial shows that they also help with noise abatement, direct- ing pedestrian traffic, keeping animals out of gardens, and enhancing the beauty and charm of a locale. Contractor: Vert Gardens Designer: Gunn Landscape Architecture Location: New York City Materials: Cedar Dimensions: 4'-6" – 8' tall x 93 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 4 people/1-2 weeks Special Interest: As part of a contemporary, low maintenance common space, this fence covers over damaged brickwork and provides separation from a neighboring restaurant. Top

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