How does the design process work?
consultation to view site and go over your brief.
of the concept plan for discussion
of the design plan with details of materials and construction.
scheme prepared for the design.
you can take the design through to implementation yourself or avail of one or
both of the services below
of specification and tender documents to obtain
competitive quotes for the
during the building of the garden to supervise the work and
liaise between you
and the contractor.
If you are
using a designer as part of the Design Team on a new house build they will be
attending site meetings, design team meetings and liaising with the builders
where building matters will impact on the garden.
visit of up to four hours to give you ideas and notes for changes to
adjustments to existing planting as well as additional
service can be adequate for a very small garden that just
requires a quick and
you are planning renovations to an old house or an extension this
be of use in the initial stages of planning to help you
pitfalls. You may then decide to go to a
full design or the
consultation will have been adequate for your needs.
What will it cost?
Fee proposals are based on an estimate of the time that will be involved for the various stages multiplied by an hourly rate.
There will be an element of travel time as well.
The figures below are a guide line based on an average suburban garden:
Concept/initial design plan €300 - €500
Working drawings €300 - €500
Planting schemes and plant schedule €250 - €450
Preparation of specifications
for competitive tendering €250 - €300
Site supervision will depend on distance and would be quoted on an individual basis.
It can be set at a rate per visit for an agreed number of visits.
Where large projects are concerned you should expect to pay a percentage of the cost of the garden as the design and supervision fee, rate by agreement.
I am always happy to discuss individual requirements and fee proposals.
Do I charge a call out fee for initial consultation?
Yes where distance is involved and this is arranged on the telephone in advance.This enables me to give you a definite fee proposal.
Susan Maxwell Cert.G.D. M.G.L.D.A.
Garden & Landscape Design
Tel: +353 1 4978624
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2637341