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The Garden Design Process

The Garden Design Process

How we design your garden

1. Initial Consultation

Choosing the right company and garden designer for your project is a personal thing, there is much more to it than simply deciding on price. We always offer a free consultation for our garden design so that we can meet each other to discuss your aspirations and get a feel for your space. At this point we can answer any questions you have and advise you on which package would work for your project. From that point, if you choose to proceed, we require a 50% deposit of the design fee to get the ball rolling.

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Initial Consultation

Choosing the right company and garden designer for your project is a personal thing, there is much more to it than simply deciding on price. We always offer a free consultation for our garden design so that we can meet each other to discuss your aspirations and get a feel for your space. At this point we can answer any questions you have and advise you on which package would work for your project. From that point, if you choose to proceed, we require a 50% deposit of the design fee to get the ball rolling.

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2. Garden Designer Meeting

The first step is to arrange the meeting between yourself and our designer. During this meeting we will establish everything that you are looking for from the process, including usage areas, style and colour preferences, seating or patio areas etc. Keeping a scrapbook on Pinterest or clips from books or magazines of styles or elements you have seen that you like is extremely helpful. Please bear in mind that at this point we will need to get an idea of budget from you as this forms the basis of what will be suggested in the plan. Although it depends on the size of the garden and scope of the project, as an indication you can expect an average cost of between £5000 and £30,000 for the installation. You can of course choose to phase the project over time to spread the cost.

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Garden Designer Meeting

The first step is to arrange the meeting between yourself and our designer. During this meeting we will establish everything that you are looking for from the process, including usage areas, style and colour preferences, seating or patio areas etc. Keeping a scrapbook on Pinterest or clips from books or magazines of styles or elements you have seen that you like is extremely helpful. Please bear in mind that at this point we will need to get an idea of budget from you as this forms the basis of what will be suggested in the plan. Although it depends on the size of the garden and scope of the project, as an indication you can expect an average cost of between £5000 and £30,000 for the installation. You can of course choose to phase the project over time to spread the cost.

3.Survey

Depending on the complexity of the site, we will usually do a site survey at the same time as the initial meeting, taking all relevant measurements that we need to reproduce your garden to scale. In some situations, if levels are particularly complex, we may require a chartered surveyor to do the survey which will be at an additional cost.

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Survey

Depending on the complexity of the site, we will usually do a site survey at the same time as the initial meeting, taking all relevant measurements that we need to reproduce your garden to scale. In some situations, if levels are particularly complex, we may require a chartered surveyor to do the survey which will be at an additional cost.

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First Draft
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4. Garden Designer Meeting

From here, usually within two to three weeks, we will have the initial concepts drawn up for you and replicated as a CAD drawing. In addition, a hand drawn artist’s impression of the garden will be produced so that you can get a real feel for the finished product. Along with the drawings are supporting documents showing pictures or examples of material or product choices and planting ideas which are all presented to you in person.

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First Draft

From here, usually within two to three weeks, we will have the initial concepts drawn up for you and replicated as a CAD drawing. In addition, a hand drawn artist’s impression of the garden will be produced so that you can get a real feel for the finished product. Along with the drawings are supporting documents showing pictures or examples of material or product choices and planting ideas which are all presented to you in person.

5.Amendments

At this stage, if there are any elements of the design that you would like to ‘tweak’, we will email you the revised CAD plans for approval once they are complete.

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Amendments

At this stage, if there are any elements of the design that you would like to ‘tweak’, we will email you the revised CAD plans for approval once they are complete.

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6. Sign Off

Once you are happy with the design and it is signed off, the plan is passed to our estimating department who will calculate the installation costs for you. The balance payment for the design is now payable.

There is no obligation to use our in house team to build your project, although at this point we are already familiar with the project and love to see it through to fruition and beyond with any annual maintenance care.

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Sign Off

Once you are happy with the design and it is signed off, the plan is passed to our estimating department who will calculate the installation costs for you. The balance payment for the design is now payable.
There is no obligation to use our in house team to build your project, although at this point we are already familiar with the project and love to see it through to fruition and beyond with any annual maintenance care.

Order Your Design

We hope this makes the process clear for you. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or if you would like to proceed to book your design then please submit your email address and we will get in touch with you.

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