We understand that every client’s needs are different, so each project begins with a consultation that gives us the chance to view your garden and discuss your needs. This usually lasts around 2-3 hours, where we work together and explore a range of possibilities. During this session we will listen to your thoughts, offer suggestions and advice and help you to decide the best course of action. From here we will be able to produce your design brief that reflects the requirements for your new garden.
Once the brief has been agreed, a detailed site survey is carried out by surveyors, which will include house, boundaries, existing features, trees, levels and all measurements required for the development of accurate design plans. This stage is vital as a proper site survey reduces unnecessary and unplanned expense during the building phase. We can do this for you or arrange for a surveyor to do it if the site is exceptionally large or complex.
Before creating a full design of your garden, we will produce concept plans. These will include hand drawn sketches and an accompanying mood board to help you really visualise how your new garden will be. From here we can agree on the general components of your garden, before moving onto the full design.
The next step is for us to produce the full design that contains enough detailed information to be able to construct your garden. This includes a scaled landscaping plan with defined planting areas, the main plants to be used, and the surfaces and textures for hard landscaping. The full design will be supplied with visuals in order to bring your new completed garden to life, and offer suggestions for planting and materials.
The full design usually includes basic planting ideas, however, more detailed planting plans are sometimes required. This involves working drawings to position each plant, making sure nothing is left to chance. It is important that the plants selected will not only create stunning compositions but are also suited to your soil and aspect, ensuring your garden will continue to grow from strength to strength. Our aim is to give your garden year round structure and interest, and use plants that will both compliment each other but also the style of your house and garden. We also produce Planting Plans to achieve conditional approval if required.
These may be required by your contractor to show in detail how a particular part or feature of your garden is to be constructed.
We regularly work with landscapers and there are many who we trust to provide an outstanding quality of work. We are happy to recommend companies who we believe are best suited to the challenges of your bespoke project. Once you have confirmed your contractor we will prepare and send over all necessary documentation. We will also meet them on site to answer any questions that will enable them to quote for the build fairly and accurately.
Monitoring the Project
To give you extra peace of mind we are able to oversee the project, to ensure it is running smoothly and in accordance with the design. We will regularly keep you up to date with the process, coordinate all contractors and aim to minimise delays, resolve any unforeseen circumstances and control building costs. You will be able to relax knowing your project is in safe hands.
Follow Up Maintenance
Maintenance schedule – after completion a detailed 5 year maintenance schedule can be produced. This is often a requirement of planning conditions.
We are also happy to put you in contact with a number of landscapers who could assist with carrying out the maintenance of your garden.
The preparation of reports and drawings for local authorities.