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personal design

To be given the opportunity to design a garden, be it large or small, utilising our proven design skills , gives us the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with you the client through which your aims and goals for your garden can be achieved.

Our experience enables us to convert what may appear to be shortcomings in your site into unique new possibilities. An overall design will ensure that the end result, whether the works are carried out at one time or in stages, achieves an effect which will enhance the value of your property, sympathetic to its location and within your chosen budget.

From our proven experience as 'hands on' landscape contractors you are advantaged by our ability to reflect in the design process the practical considerations involved in construction and to maximise the design in the most cost effective way.

Whether you opt for our Personal Design Service or our Postal Design Service you are now able to make the critical choice of how you will bring your design to life whether it be by utilising our construction services, construction by a local contractor or self building.


The Personal Design Process

step 1
initial site meeting
We shall meet with you on site, familiarise ourselves with the existing layout, show you our portfolio and materials imagery and complete a detailed project questionnaire enabling us to determine what uses you would like to put your garden to, your operational budget, any particular features you would like to be included in the design and generally discuss your requirements and ideas.

step 2
site survey
Having chosen the design package best suited to your needs
we shall carry out a detailed survey of your existing site and acquire the necessary photographs. (Where the garden is very large and / or includes very complex changes in levels the site survey may require to be undertaken by a Professional Surveyor which we can arrange at separate cost.)

We shall then prepare a client brief which we shall send to you for approval, detailing the essential requirements of your project. We shall prepare a sketch plan of your existing garden.

step 3
preparation of master plan
We shall prepare the master plan showing the outline of the garden, the hard and soft landscaping with photographic illustration and any special features such as lighting, water features, garden ornamentation etc. Where requested we shall also prepare a planting plan detailing the species of plants, their positioning, spacing and estimate of cost.

step 4
presentation of design package
At a further site meeting we shall present and discuss your chosen design package providing you with an estimate of the cost of its implementation.