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The Process

How we work

The starting point to any garden project is to look at what you’ve got and how you feel about it. Your garden may be a blank canvas or a garden that you have lived with for many years. In either case, it is vital to firmly establish where we are starting from. Then, and only then, can we look at the process of planning the new garden.

The Survey

Topographical survey of rear garden to include logging existing plants to be retained and/or moved.

The Brief

To take detailed brief to clarify the outline discussion already undertaken and discuss some outline ideas. Production of a relevant written brief.

Conceptual Design Drawings

To produce a scale drawing to represent the new layout of the rear garden taking into account the brief, site features and opportunities. With associated 3D pencil sketches to help visualise the concept. To include one presentation meeting. Any amendments, developments and/or detailing will be made as part of the production of the working drawings.

Master plan and setting out drawings

To produce a setting out drawing complete with finished level, dimensions and associated construction drawings for walling, timber structures and special features.

Planting Plans

To produce a planting design detailing; latin name, position and number of plants for the new garden layout.

Construction design and management

To take detailed brief to clarify the outline discussion already undertaken and discuss some outline ideas. Production of a relevant written brief.

Specification of works

To produce a specification of materials and workmanship for the different elements of hard and soft landscaping.

Schedule of quantities

List of quantities involved in the project to assist the contractor in providing an accurate quote.

Every one of our gardens is totally unique to the site and the client. The process outlined above will be fully costed and tailor made to your requirements following our initial meeting to discuss your new garden.

Contact Us

If you would like to work with us on your next project, you can speak to one of the team via the following methods:
Email
matt@mngardendesign.co.uk
Phone
01625 403847
The Studio, 53 Yew Tree Lane,
Poynton Stockport, Cheshire East SK12 1PT