The initial consultation is free within 5 miles of E5 (charges for time and travel for further). I will visit your garden and discuss ideas, requirements and preferences. I will assess the space and discuss potential options and any limitations. From this discussion I will write up the brief and send it to you for approval with a quote for the design work.
A detailed planting plan can be produced for new planting areas. The scaled plan will show the location and spacing of all plants . An accompanying schedule will give botanical names with quantities and size. A planting plan would usually cost between £500 - £1000
I can help with sourcing the plants for you to achieve the best quality and price that we can. Once any hard landscaping is finished I can plant the garden for you, if required.
If you want to proceed with the project I will conduct a site survey and analysis. This will include plotting boundaries, level changes, existing structures and any retaining features. This will also include soil analysis and other physical factors. From this analysis, I will produce an initial concept for your comments/amends.
Following initial concepts and any client comments/amends I will produce a scaled final design layout and mood board for your approval. My charges for this vary dependant on size, and the scale of the project but range between £1000 - £2000.
Should you wish to proceed with the build, I can draw up a schedule of works detailing building quantities and materials.
I can recommend contractors to quote for the design or work with a client's preferred contractor and run a tender to find the right contractoror I can also be involved in monitoring the project. Tender Managment will be charged on a hourly basis and Project Managment as 10% of the build fee.
I can devise a tailor-made written maintenance schedule for you or a contractor to follow to ensure that your garden continues to flourish in the future or offer ongoing maintenance.
For those clients wanting to take on the garden project themselves but looking for some inspiration and advice I can offer a consultancy visit and report (within 5 miles of E5). During this visit I willl discuss the brief and assess the site. Following this meeting I will produce a written report with recommendations and advice for a redesign that can be acheived. My charge for this service is £200