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THE DESIGN PROCESS EXPLAINED

A breakdown of our individual services

ONE-OFF IDEAS MEETING

 

A one-off meeting without a drawing. A fantastic opportunity to discuss your garden dreams with an experienced garden designer so that you can do-it-yourself.

 

INITIAL MEETING

 

Every design starts with an initial meeting usually over a cup of tea. Our aim during the meeting is not only to see your garden but to get to know you as a client and how you use your garden. Knowing who is ging to use the space and how, is the key to a successful design. This meeting also gives us the ooporunity to show you our portfolio and talek you through our deisgn (and build) work in more detail.

 

SITE SURVEY

 

A full and detailed review of the site and its surroundings. To include boundary dimensions, buildings and the plotting of other structures/vegetation that are existing on site. Levels, aspect and orientation of the site are also analysed along with soil type. Topographical and arboricultural surverys, if required, are organised and charged accordingly. Both services are carried out by external companies.

 

CONCEPT PLAN

 

The creation of a concept plan for site, complete with elevations and perspective views. This is the first time you as a client will have seen our thoughts and plans for your garden. It takes into account your requirements as set out during the initial meeting. This will include: the presentation of material samples as appropriate, initial construction estimates, hard landscape proposals and planting suggestions which include flowering months and colours for ease of understanding

 

MASTER PLAN

 

This is a more detailed version of the concept plan. It will include further design refinements with addtional information being provided on planting lists and hard landscaping materials. The master plan also includes further presentation of material samples as appropriate, more detailed construction estimates and the suggested lighting positions.

 

PLANTING PLANS

 

We do offer the option to have full detaled planting plans produced to locate every plant onto the plan. This shows cluster densities and size when mature to give an indication of how the planting beds will be made up.

 

LIGHTING PLANS

 

These are plans detailing the exact positons of lights, fittings and cables. This is something that can be extremely useful if working with additional contractors and electricians as it enables one seamless site electrical plans for larger complex builds.

 

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

 

These detail specifc elements or structures within the garden. An example would be bespoke water features. It would include all dimensionsand finshes ready for anycontractor or fabricator to use/price from.

 

PLANNING CONSULTATION

 

We are experienced in producing planning applicatons and working with planning authorities - please contact us for more information.