Landscape Construction Volume 1 deals with elements of landscape construction which are required to provide enclosure, privacy, demarcation of land, shelter and security. The elements discussed include free-standing brick and stone walls, fences, gates and railings. Fittings and finishes are also covered. Each section describes the materials, construction and constraints relevant to the subject and a large number of detailed figures and photographs supplement the text and help to illustrate the more important aspects. There is also a section on preservation treatment and painting. The current British Standard references are included.
Part 1 Retaining walls: brick retaining walls; crib walling; pre-cast concrete retaining walls and revetments. Part 2 Roadways: estate and access roads; driveways; firepaths and hard standings. Part 3 Carparks: their design and layouts for different uses such as supermarkets, honey pots, offices, and housing schemes. Part 4 Paving: natural stone; pre-cast concrete; setts; cobbles; paviours and blocks. Part 5 Steps and ramps. Part 6 Bases for equipment: street furniture; play equipment. Part 7 Brick landscape walls as features, dividing and boundary walls. Part 8 Stone walls: natural English and imported stone; their wearing qualities and strengths; reconstructed walls; illustrations of formal and informal stone walls and their appropriate uses; dry stone walling, regional types, their use together with illustrations of their construction; mortars used in the various types of stonework. Part 9 Small structures: design and construction of simple pergolas; seats; shelters. Part 10 Fences, gates and barriers: suitable timbers for these purposes; suitable foundations; metal fencing and railings for ornamental use and security. Part 11 Preservation and decoration. Part 12 Surface water drainage: calculation of catchment areas; types of pipes; channels; gratings; the use of French drains and soakaways. Part 13 Electrical services: simple coverage for external lighting. Part 14 Coldwater services. Part 15 Pools: ornamental pools and small domestic swimming pools.