THE DESIGN PROCESS
The design process outlined below describes the design stages of a typical landscape development.
Fee proposals for each project are provided based on any of the following stages:
INITIAL SITE CONSULTATION
A consultation with Habitat Landscape involves a 60 - 90 minute face to face meeting with a member of our design team, we discuss the clients space, style and wishlist. Developing an insight to our clients needs is the most important part of the process and understanding the gardens full potential. Realistic indications of the project scale for the design and construction process will be given along with the opportunity to view other projects in our portfolio for inspiration.
After acceptance of the design proposal, a client brief and site analysis will be undertaken, we like this to be a collaborative process between Habitat and our clients. This will typically involve the following:
Site analysis and measurement.
Base plan preperation.
Site photos will be taken for file and reference.
Location of services, existing trees and other structures will be documented.
Spot levels taken.
Soil profile testing.
CONCEPT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Conceptual design work will then be developed from the client brief and site analysis process and will typically involve the following:
Preliminary / conceptual design development.
Material options for floor and walling surfaces.
Planting options and groupings.
Developed concept design drawings.
Preliminary estimate of probable costs for the development of the garden.
Client meetings & concept presentation.
LANDSCAPE PLANS AND DOCUMENTATION
Detailed and working construction plans of the entire job will be drawn specifically for major structures such as; swimming pools, decks and pergolas and for the overall set out of the project. This may also include garden lighting, drainage, finishes and planting plans.