With more people viewing
their gardens as a extension
of their homes, a place to
relax and entertain in,
as well as adding value
to their property, our work
has become more focused on
creating outdoor living spaces
that customers can enjoy
year round. You don't have
to be a gardener or be
knowledgeable about plants
to have a stunning garden
that is perfect for you and
When designing a garden we work with you, turning your needs and personal taste into reality. If your not sure exactly what you want, we are here to help! Let us inspire you with our portfolio of previous works undertaken to create something original that is perfect for you. Even if you feel your budget is to small or what you would like done to overwhelming, contact us and you may well be very surprised at just what can be achieved!
We are proud to be the main contractors for Design Originals, below is
a breakdown of the design process, available in further detail at
The Design Process
A Design Brief is based on individual requirements, personal taste, budget allowance and timescale. When designing a garden there are many issues to take into account, the most important being, who is the design catering for, and what are the clients needs?
Advisory Visit - General Assessment & Survey offers the chance to consider the practicalities of transforming ideas into reality and discuss some suggestions put forward. At this stage clients decide whether to go for a consultation. This involves the designer basically measuring out the plot of land and creating a rough sketch, also taking photographs of the house and garden, to aid in the design process. An appointment is then arranged with the clients for an approximate two hour consultation.
Consultation is a two way process whereby clients and designer discuss in detail the following criteria.
Cottage Garden, Mediterranean Look, Contemporary, Japanese theme, Outdoor Rooms
Property boundaries - walls, fences, pathways, terraces, pergolas, arbours etc.
The design and materials used must reflect the period of the property to a certain extent
Important to consider with regards delivery of materials and in some cases a digger
Size and shape of plot, flat or sloping, North- South facing, detached, outlook, eyesores
How will the time be spent in the garden and for what purpose is it intended
Who are you accommodating for in the garden? Children - Pets - Elderly
Patio - Decking
Extension of your home accommodating your outdoor living space
Types, pit stops around the garden - freestanding or fitted as an integral part of the design
Outside kitchen, cooking and dining area where you can entertain family and friends
To illuminate pathways, steps, patios, but also for effect to show off plants and features
Ornamental trees, shrubs, architectural plants add all year interest & colour to the garden
Ground Plan & Work Shedule is usually the next stage of the process if clients want to go ahead with a Garden Makeover, some however are happy to work with sketches, proposals & recomendations with a much looser design brief and requirements.
Ponds & Water Features, Decking, Paving, Patio's, Fencing, Walls, Custom Features, Planting, Pruning, Weeding & Clearance, Lawns, Flower Beds,
Hedges & Shrubs, Year round colour schemes.
Some example pictures of a contempary garden design
Outdoor kitchen area before
Completed outdoor kitchen
Cooking area before
Cooking area finished