Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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36 LC DBM Contractor: Waterfalls Fountains & Gardens Designer: Matthew Giampietro, Waterfalls Fountains & Gardens Location: Florida Materials: Ipe Dimensions: 5' tall x 42" wide Project Length: 1-2 people, 4 days Special Interest: This gate separates the driveway and parking court from the backyard pool area. All of the Ipe wood was cus - tom cut on site. A mock up of the layout and dimensions were laid out on site to ensure the spacing and sizes work. The scale of the design patterns need to look good in the setting that the gate will be installed. Too wide or too narrow of the spacing or the size of the pieces will dramatically change the look and feel - ing of the gate and the space, which in turn can make or break the space. Careful consideration went into the weight of the gate as well. Solid walls make the division of spaces more definite. Contractor: Landfour Landscape & MD Construction Designer: Landfour Landscape & Swartz Architecture Location: Georgia Materials: Gate - aluminum grating inside steel frames; Gabion column – McNichols heavy gauged, welded wire mesh Dimensions: Gate – 6' tall x 42" wide; Column – 6' tall x 3' wide x 2' deep Crew Size/Project Length: Gate – 2 people/3 days; Column – 2 people/ 1.5 days Special Interest: The baskets for the gabion column were set and anchored to a concrete footing, then filled with stones from a local quarry. A retrofit project, the original gate's steel frame was painted and its wood grid was replaced with industrial aluminum grating also from McNichols. New hardware was added with push button mechanical access locks. Left Right Contractor: Hale Landscape Designer: Phil May Landscape Architect Location: California Materials: Precast concrete, steel gate Dimensions: 7' tall x 20' wide Project Length: 3 weeks Left

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