The consultation is the first step towards realising the garden of your dreams. This usually takes place in the space you would like designed and will last between 1.5 to 2 hours. During this time our designer will discuss your likes and dislikes, explore your practical and aesthetic needs, and use this information to produce a concept sketch outlining the proposed design. If you decide not to proceed to the next stage of the garden design and build process, the concept drawing and notes produced during the consultation are yours to keep. Prices start from £150 + VAT.
2. DESIGN PACKAGE
Following on from the design consultation our design package is split into two stages. The first stage will comprise a design brief, full site survey, mood board, outline plan, and build cost estimate. The outline plan will show the layout of the proposed design but will not include detailing or material specification. The cost estimate will indicate the likely cost of a build based on the proposed design and is intended to enable you to gauge whether the proposed design is achievable within your budget. At this point you will have the opportunity to tweak the design and discuss preferred materials and features. Once you have agreed the scope of the proposed design, fees for the second stage of the process will be due. This will comprise a detailed scale plan (and construction drawings where necessary), 3D visualisations, planting and lighting plans, plus a spiral bound presentation including a detailed quote for Earth Designs to build.
Design package fees start from £1200 + VAT
3. GARDEN BUILD
This usually follows on from a design package. Wherever possible, all work is completed ‘in-house’, including hard landscaping, fencing, structural design, planting, and water features. Other services, such as tree surgery and electrical installation, are out-sourced to specially selected professionals. A senior member of the Earth Designs team will oversee the project at all times while work is underway.
The total price of the build will be marked on the quote supplied in the design package. We are able to schedule work according to the client’s availability and budgetary requirements by completing the project in stages if required. As this service often entails a complete redesign of the space, and each space is unique, prices will vary dramatically. As a guide you would normally be looking at a minimum of £10000 + VAT, with average costs between £15,000 – £35,000 + VAT.
Earth Designs are full members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), and are a Registered Practice with the Society of Garden Designers, giving you piece of mind that our work is carried out to the highest professional standards.