PROCESS – DESIGN – Visit;
I allow about an hour for an initial visit and there may be a charge depending where you are. This is for us to meet each other, look at and discuss the garden and to establish your ideas and requirements. After this meeting you will get a written quotation.
PROCESS – DESIGN – Once fees are agreed;
1. A return visit to do a site survey, taking detailed notes and photographs.
If available, you provide scaled measurements of the areas to be designed, if not and the area/s are clear and straightforward I can add a quote to measure. For larger and more complex gardens I usually recommend a professional site survey, this really helps the process run smoothly later on.
2. If detailed in the quotation, a meeting to look at rough layout ideas/plans.
3. From this I will draw a final master-plan. This is hand drawn in plan view showing in detail all areas of hard and soft landscaping.
Depending on the requirements, it will include planting lists or full planting plans.
This plan is now yours to keep.
FEES FOR DESIGN WORK
I work on a fixed fee basis agreed at the start of the project.
1. Deposit once fees agreed
2. Percentage of the total fee once rough designs are seen
3. Final payment upon delivery of master-plan
PROCESS – GARDEN BUILD
From the master plan prices for hard and soft landscaping can be worked out.
You may wish to get tender prices from several landscape companies. This may require further construction drawings but usually not.
I work with a local landscaper, Ben Catt. We have been working on projects together for over 5 years .We are both fully insured and can provide testimonials and visits to completed gardens to view our work.
I will monitor the landscaping work from start to finish and this includes;
- Oversee main contractor during landscaping
- Mark out main areas/borders etc.
- Liaise with other sub-contractors
- Source, deliver or arrange delivery of materials
- Source, deliver or arrange delivery of plants
- Position all plants and plant/oversee planting
Other contractors may be needed, as gardens often require bespoke elements.
- Water features
- Woven willow screens
- Metal work
- Bespoke garden buildings
- Pergolas/ gazebos
- Pebble mosiacs