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Garden bridges as part of the design area + workshop

Garden bridges as part of the design area + workshop

Decorative bridge in the garden - a specialdesign, which is good not only for its performance, as the ability to decorate the landscape, make the overall landscape picture complete. Therefore, when planning to build bridges in the garden with his own hands, it is necessary to consider all sorts of principles of construction of accommodation, their types, and then create your own original, stylish, not like the other options.


Which material is preferred?

Of course, in the construction of architectural formssmall type in the garden or park advantageous to look natural materials - stone and wood. They are in harmony with the surrounding plants, flower beds, wooden buildings, dry streams of stone, gravel and sand. But the structure of steel and concrete do not look less attractive.

Forging and artificial stone

A small bridge over the stream, made of artificial stone and decorated with wrought iron railings, looks completely natural and surrounded by greenery

Classifying designs for the manufacture of the material, identify several types.

Wooden bridges

They are excellent for a suburban areaalready established structures and wooden decor - bath, garden furniture, tables, benches and a well. To the wood last longer, choose one of the most valuable species - a larch, cedar or oak. Special antiseptics, impregnation and coatings increase the service life of the tree and give the desired shade.

Wooden bridge

Bridges of wood is traditionally decorated with carvings: balusters give the original form, cut pattern on the supporting beams, covered with ornamental railings

Stone bridges

Beautiful, noble and almost eternal constructions. By installing a garden bridge with his own hands, do not forget about the weight of a natural stone. For the installation of structures made of sandstone, marble or granite may need construction equipment, so sometimes use lighter counterpart - an artificial stone.

Stone bridge

During the construction of structures made of stone - natural and artificial - should choose items that are similar in shape and color, and in harmony with the surrounding objects

Metal bridges

Exquisitely beautiful wrought iron design, especially surrounded by flowers and greenery. They require special attention and timely treatment, as the metal exposed to corrosion.

Forged bridge

Forged bridge will be cheaper if you order only a metal base and wooden elements (decking, railing parts) to make their own hands

Concrete bridges

They look monumental, are long andappropriate decoration can decorate the garden with lots of stones or plants. Decorating colored tiles, stone powder or acrylic paints profitable hide gray concrete.

Concrete bridge

It is hard to imagine that the original bridge made of architectural concrete: the surface of the stylized stone and painted with acrylic paints

The combination of several materials make unique garden bridge will help inject a little personality. Good combination of metal and wood, stone and wood.

Examples of good accommodation options

The main purpose of the bridges - crossing across the pond, but often on the territory of the infield, they are installed with a completely different purpose - to enrich, diversify designs.

The bridge and gazebo

Wooden footbridge gardening is part of the composition. Stylistically, it is combined with a garden gazebo, built of the same material

Ideal for mounting decorative designs include the following items:

  • small lakes, artificial ponds, streams;
  • natural ditches and gullies;
  • dry streams;
  • flower gardens and individually decorated flower beds;
  • paths and trails.

Traditional structure accommodation over the pondIt shall be subject to certain rules. Crossing the creek or pond is set in the most narrow point, as a small design is much stronger, and it looks decorative. Dacha bridges for the garden with a dry creek inherent qualities such as compact, miniature, elegance. The material for their production must be compatible with the surrounding coating: they are a continuation of the tracks.

Miniature bridge

Miniature bridge the simplest design, thrown across a dry creek beneficial animates monotonous composition of stones, plants and flowers

Track and bridge

This bridge - an example of how organic can be combined in a variety of materials: paving tiles, natural stone, wood, mosaic tiles Facing

Installation of small architectural forms,including bridges, it is necessary to take into account the style chosen for garden. Suppose, wooden constructions, simple and a bit rough, ideal for a garden plot in a country style.

Selecting the shape and design of design

Before drawing up the sketch should consider allexisting forms and their options, and then make the right choice. You can conduct the following experiment: take a picture of the proposed location of the bridge for the installation of decorative garden, photo print large size and try him different designs cut from paper. It will be seen what shape design fits perfectly into the overall picture.

By its configuration, the bridges can be divided into several types:

  • Straight - they are optimal for individual processing;
  • Zigzag - a visit to the East, which is a direct violation of protection from evil spirits;
  • Arched - artistic look and suitable for any style;
  • Step by step - ideal for dry streams and small ponds;
  • Stepped - resemble two stairs with wide steps, united by a common platform;
  • Suspended - complex designs that require compliance with safety rules.

Here is a photo collection of each of the options:

Straight bridge

During the construction of direct bridges of any material, consider the discharge of rainwater; in this case, the gaps between floorboards

Zigzag bridge

The ideal material for the construction of a zigzag bridge is a tree - and piles, and flooring made of wooden elements treated and impregnated with an antiseptic

Arched bridge

"Brokeback" form of arch structure is achieved in different ways. One of the most common - giving joists certain curved shape

Step bridge

Step for creating a bridge best fit large flat stones. The distance between them should be comfortable for pereshagivaniya

Stepped bridge

The stepped design can become a kind of vantage point: from the top of the site is convenient to consider the surrounding landscape, to admire the sunset

Suspension bridge

If you decide to choose a suspension bridge, it is better to stay at a small design, firmly fixed on piles driven into the ground

Master class: make a bridge from a tree

The easiest way to decorate or householdterritory - to create a composition from the reservoir and a wooden garden bridge, and both objects can be made with your own hands. Let us dwell on the construction of structures made of wood rocker.

To install a simple construction does not require a concrete foundation or piles driven into the ground, but if the bridge will connect the high banks of the stream, it will require additional strengthening.

bridge scheme

By installing a wooden bridge across the pond, should be carefully strengthened part of the coast of serving the supports. To strengthen the use natural stone and concrete

Types of bridges

By way of installation of garden bridges are divided into several types: I - on concrete supports; II - on concrete piers and pilings; III - on stilts

The basis of the bridge are two slightly curved beamssectional size of 0.2 mx 0.35 m and 2 m long. They can be made from straight pieces, using a jigsaw and chisel remove excess wood. By girders fastened flooring planks (3.5 cm), evenly distributed along the length of the beams.

drawing bridge

Having made a drawing of the bridge with the indication of the required size, you can greatly simplify your work. Length of construction depends on the size of the object on which it will be

Between the planks you need to leave a gap of 1-2 cm wide. All parts are dried before installation and all sides are treated impregnation and antiseptics.

The scheme of the bridge

Composing a drawing, you must take into account every detail, for example, consider locking in at joints with beams and banisters railing with balusters

The design of the railing may be different. The simplest - curved arc attached to several balusters. Railing decorated with bamboo inserts, thick hemp rope or thread.

Decorative bridge

Decorated railings - a way to diversify the simple construction of the bridge. Value add rounded elements on stands - and the bridge has a more decorative look

A simple garden bridge, without ornaments and frills can be completed parkland, stylized wild forest.

The bridge in the forest

A few rough planks, poles railing of the curves on the one hand - and get an original stylized bridge, as if nailed-up

The video shows a sample of landscape design, where almost all the buildings are made by hands of owners of country estates.

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