We'll spend an hour talking about what you want to achieve and take a look around your property. We'll discuss some ideas, step it out, wave arms and try to imagine some possibilities. From this I can put together a design brief and price a proposal for you.
Property boundaries, gradient, buildings, underground services, existing trees, retaining walls, context etc. You can get started by digging out some plans from the filing cabinet. I'll add to it with a site measure up and assess the orientation to the sun, wind, views, and neighbours etc.
Before we can look at what plants species to use, we need to work out a functional layout. Enough room to back a trailer? Can visitors find the front door? A nook to hide the rubbish bins and is the patio large enough for a BBQ table and chairs?
With a concept design in hand, we can move forward with more detail. Edges and corners that meet nicely. Gradients and height changes organised. Lighting. Characteristics of planted areas. Colours and materials to suit the existing features.
Setting Out Plan
All the dimensions, angles, areas and volumes to enable you or a contractor to set it out and get building.
Plants are remarkable things. It’s magical the way they convert soil into leaves and food using only sunlight and water. A planting plan is a selection of plant species chosen for your design.
The list of plants along with everything you need to know. Think of it as your shopping list to take with you to the plant nursery or send to them to quote.
Construction details will show you how to put some of the tricky bits together or enable a builder to quote the job properly for you.
Cross Sections are mostly used on sloped sites to illustrate level changes and help you imagine what your new space will feel like.