The initial on-site consultation covers an exchanging of creative ideas, your personal requirements and possible budget for proposed hard landscaping. This consultation literally sets the scene for any future work. As I view your garden from both inside and out I will be gauging the style of your home and materials used, any areas of concern, safety issues, evaluating the terrain and climatic factors, identifying and discussing existing features to be retained, potential focal points and general colour schemes that have been employed throughout. I will also need to know if there are to be any changes in house tones since they have direct impact on future proposals. Sketches of possible ideas are not drawn because they can be misleading and therefore unprofessional. Wellington terrain is such that accuracy is paramount.
The fee for drawing up design options and a planting schedule (if requested) will be stated at the end of our time together. Depending on the nature of the area to be landscaped, it may also include surveyor fees. I will submit a written quotation that covers terms and conditions and a design brief.