Landscaping Professionals Awards – winners for 2019 revealed
As the UK’s leading independent supplier of landscaping solutions, we founded the Landscaping Professionals Awards more than a decade ago to recognise, reward and celebrate the high level of artisanship and innovative designs of companies that are part of Talasey Landscaping Professionals.
There’s £2,000 in prize money, which is shared amongst the seven category winners. We’ve also named runners-up in three categories, such was the quality of projects this year.
Both the standard and the diversity of projects this year have been incredible, and we’re very proud to have Talasey Group products featured in some stunning landscaping projects this year.
After much deliberation, the winners are…
Overall Winner – Technical Ability
Winners: Pickwell Paving
Products: Image 1: Harvest (Natural Paving, Classicstone), Image 2: Garnet (Vitripiazza, Dellacava) and Image 3: Biscotto (Vitripiazza, Anno)
Our judges said: “The first image shows Harvest (Natural Paving), and the aerial shots really capture the scale and bespoke design that Pickwell have achieved, not to mention the neatness of the cuts to achieve the perfectly circular and curved edges.
The second image shows the use of Garnet around a prestigious barn conversion to complement the building perfectly. We can’t wait to see this once the rest of the landscaping is complete. The cuts of the porcelain to accommodate the manholes, walls, etc. are exquisite.
The third image shows the use of Biscotto (Vitripiazza), which contrasts beautifully against the bespoke-cut Noir Gold Granite (Natural Paving) edging. This modest space has been transformed into a stylish patio / entertaining space for the homeowners to really enjoy. The contrasting edging has been achieved by, yet again, amazing cuts in the Noir Gold Granite.”
Combination of Talasey Group Products
Winners: Rose Gardens
Products: Eve (Vitripiazza, Flintana), Grey Rok (Vitripiazza), Ebony Cobbles (Natural Paving) and Carbon Black Walling (Natural Paving, Cottagestone Walling)
Our judges said: “New to Talasey Landscaping Professionals this year, Rose Gardens have certainly made an amazing first impression on us. Here, Rose Gardens have used an array of Talasey Group products to create a luxury outdoor space. Vitripiazza Eve (from the Flintana paving range) and Grey Rok Porcelain Wall Cladding were combined with Natural Paving Ebony Cobbles and Carbon Black Walling, plus Pavetuf Jointing Compound, to provide a mix of colours, materials and textures, helping to create the wow factor in this stylish outdoor area. It is no surprise that this garden was also awarded Gold and Best in Show at Southport Flower Show earlier this year!”
Best use of Natural Paving
Winners: Elite Landscaping Ltd
Products: Midnight Blue (Natural Paving, Fossestone), Meadow Weathered Cobbles (Natural Paving), European Lakeland Cobbles (Natural Paving) and Biscotto (Vitripiazza, Anno).
Our judges said: “Former winners and long-term members of Talasey Landscaping Professionals, Elite Landscaping are back with another show-stopping project! This is a truly breath-taking design that also encompasses Vitripiazza products (e.g. Biscotto), in addition to the three Natural Paving elements. A bold, beautiful and unique combination of colours, shapes and materials (limestone, sandstone and porcelain) from Elite has confirmed their prominence as worthy award-winners!”
Runner-up: Bella Vista Garden Design
Products: Black Slate (Natural Paving, Premiastone)
Our judges said: “Bella Vista Gardens have been members of Talasey Landscaping Professionals for many years and certainly know how to use Talasey products to complement the surroundings of each project they take on. It is clear to see that they have produced a spectacular entrance leading to this stunning home by not only using our new Brazilian Black Slate for the paving and steps but also cutting the slate to create wall copings too.”
Best use of Resiscape
Winners: Firmcrete Solutions
Products: Red Granite featuring Dorset Gold (Resiscape)
Our judges said: “Firmcrete Solutions have transformed this driveway by using a combination of two Resiscape colours: Red Granite in the main area and Dorset Gold to create a bold sun feature. This project shows how a clever design and bold colour contrast using Resiscape can create a unique and eye-catching driveway.”
Runner-up: Amwell Driveways & Landscaping Ltd
Products: Red Granite and Danish Quartz mix (Resiscape)
Our judges said: “First-time entrants to the Talasey Landscaping Professionals Awards, Amwell Driveways and Landscaping Ltd have impressed us with this large Resiscape driveway, which they created by adding their own unique spin – combining two of our main Resiscape colours into one mix (Red Granite and Danish Quartz) for a truly bespoke outcome. This installation is certainly striking, all the way from the kerb right up to the door!”
Best use of Vitripiazza
Winners: Prestige Landscaping Northwest
Products: Garnet (Vitripiazza, Dellacava) featuring Ebony Cobbles (Natural Paving) and Luxigraze 30 Luxury
Our judges said: “Fairly recent members of Talasey Landscaping Professionals, Prestige Landscaping Northwest have completed a record number of stunning Vitripiazza projects during 2019. Here, Prestige Landscaping Northwest have created an impressive patio using Vitripiazza Garnet, with impressive precise cuts to achieve the continuing flow of beautifully designed curves. Prestige have cleverly combined a mix of other Talasey products into the design too: Ebony Cobbles (Natural Paving) and 30 Luxury (Luxigraze) to finish this elegant back garden for the proud homeowners to enjoy. The homeowners mentioned that until they had their garden makeover, they had never really used it a lot, but now they are out there all the time!”
Runner-up: All Seasons Gardening
Products: Avorio (Vitripiazza, Anno)
Our judges said: “No strangers to winning, All Seasons Gardening continue to create charming projects using Talasey Group products. We feel that this modest yet contemporary garden using Vitripiazza Avorio porcelain paving is extremely neat and well executed, with the chequerboard style working very well with the layout and space of the garden. This outdoor space is now perfect for entertaining!”
Best use of Luxigraze
Winners: Elite Landscaping Ltd
Products: 27 Super Luxury (Luxigraze), 15 Putt (Prograze), Grigio (Vitripiazza, Anno) and Ebony Cobbles (Natural Paving)
Our judges said: “This outdoor space has been cleverly divided into a range of functional living spaces by Elite Landscaping. The homeowners can now use different sections of their garden for different purposes, creating a true extension to their home. Elite have used a combination of Luxigraze products (Luxigraze 27 Super Luxury and Prograze 15 Putt) for relaxation and recreation! Elite have also incorporated Vitripiazza Grigio for the patio with Ebony Cobbles to surround the ornamental feature, drawing attention from the golf course and breaking up the beautifully designed different sections of the grass area!”
Best use of Baksteen
Winners: Decol Construction Ltd
Products: Dove (Baksteen, Continental)
Our judges said: “Decol Construction Ltd transformed this previously unusable area in a cemetery, into a calming outdoor space where visitors can take a moment to remember their loved ones. The project features weaving pathways using Baksteen Dove clay pavers, which meet up to a circular focal point with a bespoke sculpture and seating area. Decol Construction Ltd – who have been members of the Talasey Landscaping Professionals for more than five years – have demonstrated how Baksteen Clay Pavers are not only suitable for edgings, but also make great pathways and focal points.”
Runner-up: Evoke Landscape Design
Products: Mulberry (Baksteen, Continental)
Our judges said: “Winners of the Combination of Talasey Group Products Award in the 2018 awards, Evoke Landscape Design are back with this elegant Baksteen pathway. They have used Mulberry and laid this in a basket weave pattern, which is refreshing to see in a world of brick effect patterns. We think that the curved pathway makes this a unique and lovely way for the homeowners to traverse from one area of their garden to another. This will be even better when the planting has been completed and matures.”