Following on from our earlier post, What to bring to your first design consultation, we’ve compiled a guide to what you can expect during the design and construction phase of your project.
1. Concept design
The concept design part of the process starts with a hand-drafted spatial sketch that illustrates the intention of the design. From there we move on to a drafted schematic concept, which is presented in plan format. This shows everything from levels, materials and finishes, and special features like swimming pools, to vegetation locations, planting palette and lighting design.
Ensuring that you understand exactly how your space will look is of paramount importance to us. We use 3D Computer Spatial Modelling to help you visualise the concept, as well as to illustrate how light and shade will affect your garden.
The next step in the concept design phase is giving you a scheduled construction budget estimate for the works. This includes all of the costs involved, such as engineering consultants, council submission fees, documentation etc.
2. Detailed design
In this second part of the process, we will go into the finer details of how your garden, swimming pool, outdoor room, or landscape feature will be constructed. This includes aspects like final selection of materials and vegetation.
We then submit our drawings to your local council for approval and make sure all engineering requirements managed by Phase3 are completed and signed off on. We’ll then finalise the cost of construction and provide you with a construction contract.
And now for the exciting bit - the construction! This third phase is where we get our hands dirty, as we set to work building your dream landscape.
We work to the highest industry standards, and uphold the utmost levels in health and safety to ensure your satisfaction, and the quality and longevity of the final product.
All that’s left for you to do is sit back and watch your new outdoor space come to life!