Design Process

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Design Process 2018-09-25T07:41:28+00:00
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Initial Visit and Consultation

This is a no obligation meeting to discuss your requirements, gain a brief overview of your ideas and familiarize ourselves with your garden. We will leave you with our terms and conditions, client questionnaire and agreement of works forms. Subsequently a fee proposal will be calculated for your agreement.

Gateway

Follow-up Meeting

This is a more detailed discussion of your tastes, at this stage we will gain an understanding of the space and how it sits within the wider landscape, we look at the characteristics of the property and how you, the client, use the space, and how we can enhance your lifestyle through its design. This meeting and conversation forms the basis of the client brief, upon which the design proposals are made.

Site Survey

Site Survey

An accurate survey of the house and garden is crucial before any design work can be commenced. It is undertaken by means of precise measurements, photographic and soil sample evidence. It shows the house, boundaries, existing features and levels. This is undertaken either by ourselves or in the case of larger or more complex sites a land surveyor.

Concept design

Concept Proposals

The concept development is the most important part of the process, it is the creative response to the initial consultation, this is where ideas are pitched based on the client brief and take the form of hand-drawn sketches, plans and mood boards which serve as a guide for the masterplan. This enables us the freedom to be at our visionary and creative best.

Garden Masterplan

Masterplan

Following client feedback and subsequent approval, the concept proposals are finely tuned to produce the more detailed masterplan. This is a rendered, scaled drawing to show you how the final garden will look along with supporting visuals as required, providing complete clarity of the vision for your garden.

Layout Plan

Layout Plan, Specification and CDM

These plans include any amendments agreed with you, they are the detailed plans from which a landscape contractor can cost, set out and build your garden. A specification will be written along with the scope of works and CDM (Construction Design Management) documentation, these will be accompanied by all necessary construction detail drawings, of specific garden features.

Pergola Arch

Project Monitoring

We will introduce you to one of our experienced landscapers, to implement the works. We will monitor the works by way of regular site visits, as required throughout the garden build. This enables good communications between all parties and ensues that the project runs smoothly, efficiently and to plan.

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Planting Plans

Our detailed planting plans are developed with careful consideration. The scaled plans show the location and spacing of all plants, both new and existing, they take into account your gardens specific site conditions along with orientation and soil type. Plants are chosen to reflect your preferences and the nature of the locality. We will establish planting colour palettes and styles to your taste, creating combinations that ensure the scheme is brought to life all year round.

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Planting and Maintenance

After the garden has been built we are able to source, supply and plant for you. A clear and concise maintenance plan can be prepared for you, to make caring for your new garden as easy and enjoyable as gardening should be.