If you have never worked with a designer before, it might help if I outline the Process.
First I need to come and see you and your garden to discuss the project you have in mind. This first meeting or a design brief will usually take an hour or so, and it is important that all decision makers are at this meeting.
Brief, proposal & quotation
After the client brief I will send you a written version of the Brief, and my proposal for your new garden based on our meeting and give you a firm quotation in writing for all the design work discussed. The Quotation clearly shows what is included in the costs. A payment plan is also outlined. It is important that all these documents are read and understood.
Once you have asked me to proceed I will:
Survey & Draft concept
I will carry out a survey and draw up a site plan, I will provide an outline layout plan along the lines discussed at our initial consultation. Depending on the project I usually prepare a preliminary proposal for discussion before proceeding to the final plan.Once the outline plan is agreed, I can contact landscape contractors to provide estimates as required.
As part of the build phase I will Provide detailed working drawings ready for construction by the client or contractor. This enables a number of companies to quote for the project accurately so you can compare quotes and choose a company to make your design into reality.
Planting plan and plant lists
I can also prepare detailed planting plans and plant lists so that your garden will full of colour and life throughout the year. I can also supply plants and supervise planting.
Unlike interior design, a garden never stops growing and one of the most satisfying aspects of the job is to provide advice to the client for many years after the project is completed.
Now is an ideal time to plan and schedule any improvements for the coming months…
First I need to come and see you and your garden to discuss the project you have in mind…
Holley Design is based in Weybridge and can take on commissions throughout Surrey…