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Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design

Urban Water Features, 1st Edition

By Paul Hensey


216 pages

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Paperback: 9781138187948
pub: 2019-05-16
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Following on from the author’s previous book Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Surfaces, Steps and Margins, this book Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Urban Water Features, provides clear instruction for the construction of small to medium scale water features.


With over 130 black and white CAD designs, Hensey provides guidance on a range of different water features such as drainage, water bowls and containers, walls and edges, simple structures, and rills, channels and cascades. This book offers technical references and a general knowledge of the basic principles, materials and techniques needed when engineering with water.


This practical guide would be beneficial for garden designers and landscape architects seeking accessible and relatable materials for designing water features.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Drainage 2. Water bowls and containers 3. Walls and edges 4. Simple structures 5.

Rills, channels and cascades Appendices Glossary References

About the Author

Paul Hensey is a practicing Garden and Landscape designer. A Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD) and a previous vice chair. This role provided an insight into the quality and experience of Garden and Landscape designers wanting to become members of a professional Society and what their needs are. Paul mentors new designers and lectures on CAD, construction techniques and materials at several colleges. Originally trained as an Industrial designer Paul has used CAD systems for over 20yrs. Early in his career he was the head of industrial design for an international building products manufacturer, giving invaluable insight into construction detailing and an appetite for understanding manufacturing techniques and the use of novel materials in Gardens and Landscapes. Since 2010, Paul has been the technical journalist for the Garden Design Journal and writes their monthly feature on best practice and construction. Paul has won numerous medals and awards including several medals from The Royal Horticulture Society and is acknowledged for his contemporary and innovative gardens.

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