I am intimately involved with every garden I design.
At this stage, I am spending time on site with the client and sketching out and understanding the essence and soul of a place - this is my starting point. I will ask you to complete a questionnaire, so I can better understand both you, the client and the space that is to be designed and developed. From this I construct a written brief that contains a full breakdown and explanation of how the process will work and what the costs will be.
Depending on the complexity and scale of the space, I will complete the site survey to assess and understand the topography (level changes), existing buildings, trees, utilities and services, that will form the basis of the design.
If the scale and complexity is high, then I will contract a professional surveyor to complete the survey; these costs will be quoted separately and I am happy to arrange this for you. I will also make a full photographic survey and analysis which feeds into the design concept.
Initial Design Concept
I will then make a presentation of the proposed scheme.
This is an extensive selection of hand-drawn sketches, 3d perspective sketches/visuals, before and after or similar photos, plans and everything needed to convey exactly how the finished garden will look. This is the first tangible visualisation of your landscape or garden and it is a discussion document, which allows the design to change and evolve. I charge a fixed fee for the design concept, which is laid out in the original brief.
The Detailed Design
I construct a detailed project/design plan, which records any amendments and revisions resulting from the previous stage and our ongoing communications.
I take great care in the detail of every design, ensuring the finest aspects of every space have been tailored to your exacting requirements - I am a man who is proud of every project that I produce, so I always ensure that I create a truly exceptional design for each and every client. The final design package allows the proposed scheme to be accurately costed and budgeted, and of course, constructed to your exacting requirements.