My back garden is on a significant slope, so it needed to be terraced to create an effective patio. This turned out to be a pretty big project. I needed to excavate down about three feet to lay foundations, a lot of it through rocks and hardcore. Thankfully Tommy, my father-in-law, is pretty handy in construction and carpentry among other things, and was able to help me out with the tools and knowhow to get the job done.
Once the excavating was done and the foundations were set, the rest was relatively easy. The circular stone paving slabs are sandstone, provided by a local quarry, and the brickwork is a morterless system, intended for low retaining walls.