Chic garden design in Helmond

The landscaping company Bindels Tuinen worked with Carpentier Hardwood Solutions to deliver a garden house and outdoor area in Helmond in the Southern Netherlands. The client wanted a private garden that would provide their children with plenty of room in which to play. This led to the creation of a multi-level space featuring distinct shapes, materials in natural tones and lush garden vegetation.











At one end of a long block of land stands a private home and the barbecue area beside it. Immediately behind the house is a deck and pool with an outdoor shower and a garden house, before the block drops down to a seating area. This pleasant and highly practical outdoor space plays with different levels.

Such planning has allowed all the members of the family to find a place to themselves in the garden and organically separated its functions. Seating and wall elements and plants are also used to delineate different areas within the space. For example, thanks to a wall which is elevated above ground surface, the seating area on the lower level is protected from water splashing from the pool.

Lush vegetation has been planted along the fence line of the property as well as between the garden’s different ‘zones’. Plants characteristic of the countryside as well as those with long blooming periods have been used. For instance, the rhododendrons planted in front of the garden form a protective screen, while trees and shrubs offer privacy from prying eyes.

Thermowood was integrated into the interior and exterior spaces of the building alike. Thermally modified timber covers both the deck and the facade of the house. Thermo-ash cladding and decking with a naturally aged greyish colour blend in seamlessly with the surrounding nature.

Thermowood was chosen for the project because of its resilience and aesthetic appearance. Since thermal modification boosts the wood’s resistance to weather conditions, it was ideal for the demanding Dutch climate. Adding weight to the choice of the material was the long lifespan of thermo-ash, its beautiful colouration and its minimal maintenance requirements.

The design of both the garden house and the garden itself is marked out by clean lines, modern materials and elegant finishing, which in combination with the rich vegetation lend the garden a timeless feel.

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