Design & Build
Through our refined process and skilled project management we are able to move from design through to the completion of your dream outdoor living space, staying on schedule and keeping to our exacting standards. Below is a quick look at what can be expected at every stage of a project undertaken by Gardenscapes.
Step 1 – Booking Initial Consultation
Fill out the form on this page to schedule a 30-90 minute landscape consultation at your home (There is a £50 inc VAT one-time charge for this consultation, payable via internet banking when you schedule your consultation. However, this amount will be credited back towards a signed contract of £1,000 or more). Our team will call you to help you select an exact date and time for your consultation.
Step 2 – Consultation with Garden Designer
Receive your landscape consultation at your home, exploring your needs and discussing possible creative solutions along with approximate pricing. If we determine your project requires a design/drawing, there will be an additional fee (amount based on complexity of your project) and design agreement to sign, in order to move forward.
Step 3 – Design Proposal
We present our proposal for design work and review the Design Contract. We’ll go over the process in detail including project timelines. With your approval of the Contract we can move forward with the design development. Deposit fee to begin design development is 50%.
Step 4 – On-site Survey
We’ll make a pre-arranged site visit to take measurements, photos and review the relevant issues of your property.
Step 5 – Concept & Final Plans
We’ll make a pre-arranged visit to your property for you to review the draft plan and proposed design concepts. This is a great opportunity to give your input and discuss any final revisions. We’ll also provide you with an estimated cost for your proposed build.
Once we’ve finalised the concepts and design plan, we will then review it in detail together. Now that we’ve identified the materials choices and the various elements, we can go over the final estimate and schedule line by line. Once this has been signed off we can start the process of making it become reality! Payment for balance of design work and acceptance deposit for construction phase is 20%.
Step 6 – Construction Coordination
We’ll take care of each step of the process, from ordering materials to healing in the final plant in the project. We will also coordinate any specialty trades that are required. Everyone involved is fully briefed along the way to allow us to bring the project to a smooth completion.
Step 7 – Landscape Installation
Our team, equipment and foreman are on site and making it reality. We do everything we can to keep disruptions and mess to a minimum. We’ll keep you fully informed on the progress along the way. You can speak to our foreman on site anytime during the project or contact our office with any questions if preferred.
Step 8 – Project Assessment & Completion
When the build is coming to a close, we’ll walk-through the finished garden together to assess if there are any unfinished items. Any incomplete items will be completed promptly and before the project is considered complete.
We’ll catch-up again for a final meeting once every item is complete. This is always a great moment in the project, as this is when we walk through the finished garden and see how the garden has and will enhance the life of you and that of your families
If you are looking for ongoing maintenance of your new space, we can discuss this. With your approval, our photographer will visit to capture some images of your completed garden for use in our advertising and award submissions.