From simple planting advice, to comprehensive design and installation programs, we believe we have a solution to your needs. For certain jobs, an initial phone call and follow-up site visit may be all that is required, certainly for things like pots and simple planting. However, on larger projects where we may be working alongside architects, building contractors and other design professionals, a more specific and detailed approach is needed. A summary of our process is outlined below.
The brief will be established and ideas formulated. The brief is fundamentally client-driven so that we understand exactly the desired requirements of any job. Allerton Landscape Design will then submit a written proposal with accompanying fees incorporating all the options available to make the brief a reality.
Upon client approval, a detailed site and soil survey will follow whereby all topographical variances, existing trees and any further outbuildings will be mapped and accounted for.
Initial Sketches and Proposals
Preliminary drawings will be developed into a concept design for immediate feedback. This information may consist of simple 2D layout plans, some 3D visuals, accompanying reference images, and any samples as requested.
Once the concept design is signed off, Allerton Landscape Design will then work up the masterplan, producing further information which includes project specifications, structural drawings, planting and lighting plans, and any planning material as required.
Certain projects will require external contractors, so when this is the case we will provide for and oversee the tender process. Ordinarily this will include comparative quotes from third party sub-contractors which are then collaboratively reviewed by client and Allerton Landscape Design.
Installation and Project Management
Allerton Landscape Design manages the entire construction process from start to finish, overseeing every detail. Our experience has shown that this is the most effective way of ensuring projects adhere to the three main criteria of any build – quality, cost and time. We will be responsible for the sourcing and supply of all plant material. The landscape contractor is responsible for sourcing everything else.
We will create a tailor-made maintenance and review program for the garden so together we can best manage its evolution down the years.