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.
Catherine Fortlage is Principal of Architectural Systems Consultants and was formerly a lecturer in Systematic Design at Heriot-Watt Faculty of Environmental Studies, Edinburgh
Contents: Introduction; Earth retaining structures; Structures integral with the soil; Gravity and monolithic walls; Structures independent of the soil; Water retaining construction; Lakes and ponds; Embankments and water control; Watercourses and water supply; Ornamental pools and water features; Appendices.