Consultation + Design Brief
Spending time on site with the client, getting to know people, the landscape and understanding built forms is the critical starting point for all our projects.
Our aim is to understand the client’s wish list for their site and add our thoughts and ideas to help stimulate discussion.
From this we develop a written brief and quotation for our design services with a full breakdown and explanation of how the process will work and what the costs will be.
Following our concept design phase we create a presentation of the proposed landscape scheme. This is includes plans in colour, elevations, images, samples and everything needed to convey exactly how the finished garden will look. This is the first tangible visualisation of your garden.
The aim of the Design Concept is to stimulate discussion around the proposal which allows the design to develop further and evolve into a concept that satisfies the client.
We charge a fixed fee for the design concept.
We produce a detailed Master Plan which captures any amendments that may have come out of the previous stage.
We detail all aspects of the project from the intricate design details to the lighting and planting schemes.
We consider this stage to be the most critical element of the design as it enables the landscape contractor to re-create our exacting standards on site.
This stage of design allows the scheme to be accurately costed and built correctly.
We produce detailed planting plans and specifications.
This forms part of the Detailed Design package but we realise that some clients may wish to engage us specifically for our plant knowledge and design expertise.
Should this be the case we can produce planting designs upon request.
Tendering + Project Management
Each scheme will go out to one or two reputable landscape contractors with whom we have work on a regular basis.
They receive a full drawing package and specifications.
Following a site visit they provide an itemised quotation which we will analyse and then produce a written tender report highlighting any concerns or merits of each.