Step Into The Garden

Outdoor living spaces

Increasingly, we treat outdoor spaces as an extension to our living space. We want to design and detail them as if they were another room.

Transitional areas that link house and garden are important. Balconies, garden rooms and orangeries, verandas and gazebos all link the house into the garden. This connects us with sunlight, open views and green spaces, bringing these into our daily living areas in much more immediate ways.

We can help you to make the most of your outdoor space, connect with nature and enjoy your garden throughout the seasons.

Why choose Bottle Kiln Design?

Natural and reclaimed

Your choice of building materials can help bring character and uniqueness to your project.

There are many different forms of vernacular in our working area from the limestone walling of the High Peak to the soft Bulwell stones used in and around Nottingham. We enjoy sourcing reclaimed and traditional materials where this is required or appropriate; and in all contexts using materials with enduring quality such as granite, oak, and lead detailing.

A complete service

From design, planning and building right through to planting and lighting. Most of the work is carried out using our own teams of skilled craftspeople and always under our own careful supervision and control.

Bespoke design

All of our gardens are very different, from the small and intimate to the large and dramatic. Sometimes a complete scheme can be designed and realised as one project. More often, we will be looking at one part or aspect of your garden or perhaps working towards a larger scheme in a number of linked smaller projects, which take place over a number of years. There is no rule other than what best works for yourself, and adds joy and pleasure to your use of the garden space.


Typical work might include design and construction of timber and oak structures, brick and stone walls, parking and paving schemes, dry stone walling, steps, gazebos and follies, planting schemes, water features, and gates.

Garden rooms

A beautiful summer house, workshop, home office, hobby or craft room can provide the extra living space you need.

One of our previous projects

This oak framed structure contains a workshop space, sewing room, garden store and railway layout as well as a garden room and veranda with lovely views over the hills.

It all begins with an idea

If you would like to discuss your project, please call or email us today and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.