Free of charge - (within 1hr travel - charges may apply for long distance projects)
This is an opportunity for us to walk around your garden and discuss your ideas, the atmosphere you'd like to create and your preferred style. We'll explore how you are likely to use your new garden and what features you'd like to include, as well as your budget and the likely costs involved.
A Design Brief will be drafted and supplied outlining all of the key and desirable elements to your proposed scheme along with the service options and fees for your project. Any feedback will be noted and the brief modified if necessary. On acceptance the design will then be based around our agreed brief.
To create a design we'll need the measurements first. I shall undertake a site survey including the dimensions, topography, service locations and soil condition etc. and translate that into a 3D scale plan of your site.
For particularly challenging sites an external surveyor may be required.
Using online tools such as Pinterest and Houzz we'll explore your style in more detail, making sure that I truly understand the type of garden that you'd like to create.
If you'd like to get started then click one of the links below to my Pinboards and Ideabooks. I'll include them again later at the end of the the Information pack too.
Draft Design Concepts
I will prepare two design concepts which will give you a clear vision of your gardens potential. Using the two designs we can develop your and create your perfect garden taking elements from them both.
Using your feedback and further consultation a final design will be drafted using CAD applications. With 3D visualisations you'll gain a clear understanding of the proposed scheme. Together we'll fine tune the design until you're happy for me to create the final draft.
On completion you will receive a 3D Visualisation with multiple views and angles representing your gardens potential.
A working document will also be supplied including a specification, scaled and dimensioned plans, technical drawings and elevations and a suggested lighting plan. This enables you to get accurate and like for like quotations from one or more of my trusted landscapers and will give them the tools to construct the garden accurately and as intended.
Any custom designed features or elements will come with their own technical drawing and specification.
As in the early stages of the design process we will compose a design brief for the planting plan including a quote for the planting design. We'll explore planting styles, plant sizes and habits, degree of maintenance, colours and textures to enable us to create the most practical and attractive scheme for your garden.
On acceptance I will compose a to-scale, colour coded planting plan as a guide to which plants will be used in the garden and their exact locations. On completion a quote for the sourcing and supply of the plants from local nurseries, plant placement and implementation will be supplied.
With a completed design, planting plan and quotes in hand, it's time to get cracking! Once you have chosen the right landscaper for you and the build is underway I continue to work along side the contractor throughout the installation process making regular site visits. I'll be on hand to help make any decisions if the unexpected arise. If there are any minor changes needed I shall be there to assist and offer my advice and ultimately ensure that the design is followed as intended and installed to the highest standards.
Plant Sourcing, Placing & Implementation
Using a selection of local and national nurseries I will source the plants and trees from the best and most cost effective suppliers to ensure you get the highest quality and the most competitive prices. For larger trees and mature specimens I can visit the nurseries and help pick the right plant for the right place
I'll compose a plant schedule, a quote for the supply and the plant placement and instruct the landscaper to supply a quote for the implementation when necessary. Once we have the plants I'll be on site to place the plants and compose the scheme and ensure the plants are installed correctly.
Design Services and Fees
Each of the design services can be tailored to suit you and your project. As each project is different, the fees can vary dependant on the size and topography of the garden, the complexity of the design and any specific requirements you may have.
Medium sized minimalist garden
This garden features high quality products including porcelain paving and composite decking. The build included porcelain-clad raised beds, a stainless steel balustrade, a built-up lawn with retaining walls and low maintenance planting
Approximate size = 15 x 10m (150sq. m)
Installation cost = £26 000 (£173/m sq.)
Small industrial garden
This is a small garden that packs a punch. It features raised rendered planters, a concrete shutter board wall, a reclaimed timber shelter, bench and table, a custom built shed and Asahi screen, custom built fence, granite paving, block planting and extensive lighting and electrics.
Approximate size = 7.3 x 5.8 (+ 7.3 x 2.8) (63m sq.)
Installation cost = £22 000 (£350/m sq.)
Large contemporary city garden
This striking garden makes a statement whilst using modest materials. It includes a Cor ten steel water feature and rill, rendered walls, three limestone patios, aluminium edging, a raised rendered bed, softwood fencing and a softwood pergola with mood lighting.
Approximate size = 15.2 x 21.5 (325m sq.)
Installation cost = £40 000 (£123m sq)
Small courtyard garden
This stunning garden used high end materials and striking features to give it the wow factor. The lower half of the garden required large amounts of excavation. The garden includes cedar walls, custom made benches and table, an outdoor kitchen porcelain paving, a wall hung fire, composite decking and steps and rendered retaining walls with mood lighting.
Approximate size = 9 x 13 - L shaped (85sq. m)
Installation cost = £45 000 (£500/m sq.)
Let's get started...
If you'd like to have a free initial consultation it would be great to hear from you. Call Rob on 07825 371337 or 01565 621304. Alternatively you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.