OUR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Our approach at Scenic Blue Design is to provide you with an original, personal and asset-increasing garden. It is a time of excitement, combined with a degree of uncertainty as to what design will emerge, and for this reason we have put into place a tried and tested, step-by-step approach.
Step 1a. INITIAL CONSULTATION
We at Scenic Blue design will come to your home at a convenient time to discuss your ideas. During this casual chat we will look at your existing home and garden. This will allow us to start creating, while listening to the elements that are important to you and those that give you difficulty, as we need to understand your vision. Other components we will discuss are colour, styles, atmosphere, hobbies and social life, etc. It is so important to be able to take as many pieces of your jigsaw to help you gain your unique garden setting. We, at Scenic Blue Design, pride ourselves on designing you an original “never seen before” outdoor space.
Step 1b. CONCEPT DESIGN
What is a concept design? At Scenic Blue Design we believe that this is a document created to scale from the outset. Without scale we are unable to provide accuracy in outcome, cost, quality, etc. Our team shall return to your garden to spend time to really understand current materials, plantings, soil conditions, surrounding developments, whilst having your desired list sitting firmly on our shoulders. From this we start the exciting journey of creating the conceptual design. Upon agreement of this sketch the final concept is generated. If it is felt necessary we shall present you with a set of 3D imagery to enable you to envisage our creation.
Step 1c. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION
Construction and dimensional drawings are produced by the team so that we have a very clear understanding of the structural specifications, quantities, design footprint, drainage requirements, materials, plantings, soil types and lighting needs, etc. On completion of your construction documentation you are now in a position to approach Step 2 below.
Step 2 – Project Design management / Council specification
To help you with the possible daunting task of ‘How do we know we have the right structural landscape company’, ‘Have we got the right permissions in place with your local council, Rural Fire Service through to the correct Structural Engineers detailing’ ‘What if I change my mind during the live stage and want to introduce a slightly different aspect to the design’ etc etc.
We at Scenic Blue Design will continue to hold your hand with this and more. Our team brings to you a system of:
- Introduction to tried and tested Structural landscape Companies
- Presentation of the project with you on our wing to the landscape companies
- Implementation of a tendering system
- Evaluation of the presented tender costings
- Evaluation of program and Landscape company site management
- Assurance of fixed costing as per drawings where possible
- Challenge of potential variations
- Project live visitation to support your dream, be a sounding board, support the landscape company throughout the build stage
- Evaluation of presented invoices and their correctness across the program period
- Final project handover
Step 3. – ESCAPE TO YOUR NEW OUTDOOR SPACE
It’s time to sit back and enjoy your investment. Every garden is our canvas, without which we would not be able to carry out our passion of landscape design and architecture.