Waianakarua Rd Kakanui

Carl was commissioned by Phillip Hamilton to design a roofed pergola at his home by the sea in Kakanui, Otago. The pergola had to blend into its surroundings of shrub plantings, a greywacke pebble beach and an adjacent pond. Carl designed the pergola around two curved gabions filled with larger greywacke stones that seamlessly emerge out of the existing pebbles. Curves were designed into the ends of the raised deck and the roof was tilted to block harsh summer sun while allowing in winter sun. A fun-filled official opening was held with wine, canopes’ and the cutting of a red ribbon. A memorable project indeed.

I am writing to strongly recommend and endorse the service provided by Carl Pickens. We were impressed by his winning design at Ellerslie Flower Show and contacted him to help us design a large pool-side pergola at our home in Oamaru. Carl provided an exemplary service, listening attentively to our requirements and came up with helpful suggestions. He developed a scheme which was well thought out, practical, and provided for our needs. It is highly original and attractive. He contacted and negotiated with suppliers and managed the entire project in a faultless manner. I can personally recommend his design and management service.

Philip Hamilton, M.D. Waianakarua Rd, Kakanui Oamaru

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