Case Studies:Redundant GardenBearsden

Project Goals

Our Customer had a very steep garden in Bearsden that was totally redundant  with no levelled area for play or outdoor dining etc.

Engineers, Builders & Architects stated that, in order to create a levelled area, engineering works would be required in the way of excavations, deep foundations, retaining walls and even then, due to the drop behind fence down to neighbours property, the amount of soil/type 1 build up required may be too much of a loading ( approx 70 ton ) for neighbouring structure to take.

Our Customer approached us to see if we could assist in providing a levelled garden, initially thinking along the lines of decking.


We informed Customer about our Patent pending Macdeck System and explained in detail what we could achieve.

Site survey was under taken and drawings produced showing various designed areas of the garden.


Small digger was used for an hour to level a small area of the garden with the soil used at a later stage of the Project.

4 main areas were constructed - Lawn, Patio, planters and stairs.

Strengthened deck structures were built at various levels at sizes that suited our Customer with design changes implemented were required.

No deep foundations, retaining walls, concrete, type 1 or soil build up were required.

Finished Project

We transformed our Customers steep slope into a levelled garden area with lawn patio and planters.

Broad steps lead down from upper existing small patio area to new larger Indian sandstone patio, with further short steps down onto lawn area.

Excavated soil was used to fill sleeper planters built into side of remaining slope.

Smaller planters built along side of lawn at new neighbouring fence.

The Macdeck System provided our Customer with a garden that others thought not possible.