Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Project: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

KEYWOOD, Arch's new modified timber product, has been chosen by Alistair Baldwin Associates for the design of a decking area within a client's 'Zero Carbon' garden landscaping project.

The homeowner in Harrogate, North Yorkshire wanted to personally approve all materials chosen by Alistair Baldwin to meet his strict environmental credentials for his home development. Alistair Baldwin commented, ‘We chose Keywood due to it being a very workable and sustainable material, and also its uniqueness as a pine with the look of a more exotic hardwood. As a designer, I am very attracted to its pale colouring – it takes on the wonderful patina of oak when dry, and then rich warm tones when wet'.

Alistair Baldwin continued, 'The flexibility to specify the boards at the width we needed was also a plus, as we were running the boards up to stone slabs which came at a fixed width, with the aim of creating the staggered junctions. The site is in the open countryside, so it was important that the deck took on a good weathered look from day one, and Keywood was perfect for that.'