Good design takes into consideration the seemingly lost art of listening to any new prospective client. Good design also takes into effect working to a budget.
With over 20-years of continued experience, getting the most out of your budget is something to which we pride ourselves on. However, being realistic to costings and expenditure is just as important for the contractor as it is for the client.
Skilful design would allow the new project to blend into the existing surroundings. The materials need to be sympathetic with any existing features that are added do not "jar" with too many other elements within the same space. Providing the highest level of customer care is very important to Unique Landscapes and we are experienced at working to budgets and deadlines, and show full consideration for their clients' confidentiality, other contractors and the community.
Unique Landscapes work hard to create and to bring to life your "dream garden".
There are four stages within the initial design procedure:
To listen and discuss your individual requirements, view your garden and create the brief. During the visit we will provide practical advice and offer ideas and suggestions that draw on our many years of experience and knowledge of the latest construction techniques in landscaping.
This would include an accurate and complete site survey of all existing buildings, any existing and relevant boundary lines, levels, and drainage etc. From this, an A1 size sketch plan would be produced to scale, this would be presented to you, the client, for discussion. At this time any relevant changes would be made and the plan would be deemed acceptable for completion.
Using all of the information from the above and the detailed site survey, an agreed plan is inked over and copies sent to the client. This plan would form the basis for any future construction work. You get a beautiful hand drawn plan of the work to be undertaken - no computers used here - just dedication and expertise!
Optional planting plans are over-laid ontop of the construction plans and based on detailed discussions with regards to favourite colours & certain varieties, a plan would be drawn up to form the basis of any future planting work. The following would also be taken into consideration when soft landscaping (planting):
- Soil type - sandy, loam, clay, acid, alkaline
- Planting style, plant preferences and specimen plants
- Herbaceous plants, shrubs, climbers, conifers, roses, trees
- Seasons of interest and year-round planting
- Colour and scent
- Plants that encourage wildlife and birds. Allergies and poisonous plants, with particular consideration for children.