One hour site meeting to discuss what you'd like in your new garden.
Written brief and quote to check that I've understood your requirements and budget. At this point you decide whether you'd like to take things any further.
There is a standard charge of £50 for the briefing, which is refunded if a design is subsequently commissioned.
2. Survey & Assessment
Garden survey to measure size, levels and the location of visible objects, such as manhole covers and overhead lines. For large, multi-level sites, I will recommend a professional land surveyor.
I will also assess the site, making a note of existing plants and materials, views you want to see or hide, the direction of the prevailing wind and sun/shade areas.
I will ask you to provide me with information you may have already, such as house plans, the location of underground services and planning restrictions.
3. Outline Design
A set of draft designs including a concept plan, 3D views and mood boards, which show the proposed design layout, materials, style and colour schemes.
I make sure to incorporate any changes you need before moving onto the next stage.
4. Detailed Design
An industry-standard specification and set of detailed drawings for use by the garden builders. These include setting-out measurements and material quantities.
5. Tender & Build
Overseeing the garden build tender process and any submissions to the local planning office on your behalf. Full set of detailed designs sent to up three independent contractors for build quotes.
Site visits (at least one per week) to assess progress and bring any issues and changes to your attention.
Final site visit with you at the end of the build to identify any problems before final sign off.
6. Planting Design
A customised planting plan for your garden based on soil and sun conditions, wildlife-friendly plants and any preferences you have.
I can include a maintenance plan with care instructions for each type of plant in your garden.
I can source plants through high-quality nurseries. And then plant out each one or set them out ready for a contractor to plant.
Note: These services are flexible. Many clients prefer to phase the garden design and build process as time and budgets allow.
Some clients also prefer to build their own gardens or require just a single service such as a planting plan for their front garden.