The brief was to transform this previously unuseable and unloved space and to make the most of the relatively small area, creating a garden for entertaining friends, whilst providing a beautiful view from the house. We designed a bespoke, built-in, curved bench from iroko to match the new cladding on the walls. This offered the maximum amount of seating around the burner, which also doubles as a low circular table. Additional 'floating' tables nestle within the raised planter behind the bench. Sunken lighting within the paving gives this garden a second life as a party space at night.