Design

When it comes to landscaping and garden, we offer expert advice along with high-quality service.

Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance garden or a bespoke outdoor space to entertain family and friends, we can help! Let us design your dream garden.

Design Process

Initial consultation

After the initial phone call, we will arrange for a meeting to get an understanding of your site and requirements and show you some examples of our landscape design work.

Design Fees

There are fixed fees for the initial preparation of an outline design and survey depending on the size of your site.

This process can tale anytime between a week or two depending on the design brief and site size. Design rates will be discussed on initial contact.

Site survey

The site survey is the first stage of the garden design project.

We will analyse the characteristics of your site and identify the positive features and problems areas that can be addressed and/or enhanced in the design.

On larger gardens, we may need to carry out a more extensive survey with land surveying equipment. If there is already a detailed site survey done previously, that is accurate, and we can get a copy from the local council, we might be able to work with that.

Outline plan

The survey and design brief are brought together in the outline plan which represents our proposal for your garden. It shows the garden’s layout, all materials proposed, planting areas and types together with features such as pergolas, gazebos, water features, and other decorative elements as required. It is accompanied by supporting visuals.

It’s at this stage in the process that alterations and additions are made to the proposal, and this document then becomes the master plan for all the subsequent design work.

Layout plan and Construction details

Information about water features, hard surfaces, timber structures, and any other elements that need building are added to the Outline plan, as well as the dimensions and indications of major structural planting and a setting out drawing and detail drawings of all structures.

Planting plan

One of the critical parts of the design detail for your garden is the planting. With larger schemes, it may be necessary to create an outline presentation of the planting proposals, but generally, we will agree on the plan following discussions on style, maintenance and site environment.

Project Costing

Once all these elements have been brought together, the project can be fully costed including construction costs.

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