The typical workflow model:
- Data gathering - client questionnaire, site visit, cost expectation
- Design revision - mood-board rating, concept revisions and sign off
- Billing and terms - a bill of quantities is created and payment terms set with a appropriate contract depending on size of project.
1. Initial meeting and client questionnaire
After your initial site meeting to understand your visions and essential requirements, we will attend to conduct a more detailed survey, and get into a deeper understanding of the specifics potential options you like and dislike.
2. Site measurement and site assessment: soil assessment, orientation of the site, photos of all relevant elements and overview of the garden. Its very important for a survey to be correct to prevent any surprises during execution of construction and helps us quote correctly. Here we also take things into account such as where the sun sets and rises, and any placement of functional areas which means its clear for us to work with the space correctly.
3. Creating base plan of the site with elevations if necessary. A visual representation really helps you realize what the plan and potential finishes could look like. This helps us at an early stage of planning to be able to push ideas around the planning documents and work with you to get the best from creative concepts. Any design is a creative process and new ideas rise from existing ones and inspiration comes from many places overtime -, so please revise the ideas as many times as you want as this is the point of this stage.
4. Creating the concept plan(s) with mood board of materials and potential planting and1-2 perspective view drawings. Once we create a formal plan, we usually attend again to run through our ideas with you after we have workshopped them as a team in house. This is a good stage to get the final design signed off.
5. Final design with all relevant supporting specifications that includes pricing and agreed materials. This is the final stage when we have agreed a design, we build a technical specification and draw up our materials list, planting schemes and include the final costs assessment,
6. Execution and supervision of the project. The fun part; this is when all the planning and hard brain racking pays off. Our skilled team will implements your project in a logical and systematic manner and maintain great communication with you throughout.
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