Dan will be happy to come and see you for a garden design consultation.
After a discussion about what you want for your new garden, he will conduct a survey, taking measurement and notes - Cost £50
Dan will be able to make a full colour, to scale, 2D preliminary design for you which you will be able to discuss and change - Cost £400
Once you are happy with the design, Dan will go ahead and make a 3D imagery SketchUp model of your garden which you will be able to move and explore on your computer. The design will also be presented in a printable version, laminated in book form A3 size. Cost £400
This A3 book will contain details of materials, dimensions and construction notes for landscapers.
It is important to understand that all good landscapers will have a long waiting list to construct your garden design.
Get your garden designed as soon a possible to get your design submitted and have a construction date realised.
This is an opportunity to meet, having previously discussed your requirements on the phone. You need to have spent some time thinking about your brief and be prepared to convey your needs as fully as you can. Allow a good hour or maybe two for an in depth conversation with Dan in your garden, establishing a detailed design brief that is achievable within your budget. Good communication is essential, both for the initial exchange of ideas and throughout the design process, and will ensure the final result is the one you had hoped for. A good garden designer should have the visual and spatial skills to effectively interpret your requirements. The costs involved in the full design process will be established during this meeting and will range from £850 to £1050, based on the size and complexity of the assignment. Dan will be looking for ideas to match the budget you specify, so you need to be clear about what you can afford. If you under-estimate, it could restrict the initial creative concept, If you over-estimate you could be disappointed if the design has to be scaled down or re-worked in line with your budget.
There will be a charge of £50 for this consultation in which Dan will carry out a detailed survey of the site and take photographs to work from.
Having established what you desire for your garden and surveyed the site, Dan will then return to his studio to think hard and get creative, eventually producing a 2D preliminary design. He may also find images and/or samples to further help you imagine his interpretation of the brief. He will then arrange to bring your design to you. Now is the time to discuss design changes so that the perfect design solution can be established. Once you are happy, Dan will then be ready to proceed to the next stage.
FULL COLOUR 3D GARDEN DESIGN
Dan will then work on your full colour 3D SketchUp garden design. This will fully detail the layout of your new garden. Materials will be specified in an A3 laminated book along with notes on specific materials, dimensions and construction details . The cost of this work will start at £500 depending on the size and complexity of the assignment.
Dan Arthur Griffiths works closely with local landscaping companies and can help his clients get in touch with reliable quality landscapers for quotations to carry out construction of the the garden designs he provides. It is important to know that good landscapers and quality specialists are in high demand and can be booked up for months, so you may need to exercise patience before your project can start. Dan will be eager to maintain involvement with the development of your new garden because making sure the concept works and knowing you are happy is a very important and rewarding part of his design service.