We listen, observe and question, seeking to truly understand your dream. Our journey will take us on an exploration, observing the natural characteristics of your space and revealing its hidden potential. Together we will combine all of your aspirations to cultivate a detailed design brief that will define and encompass the aesthetical appearance and capture the emotions upon which the detailed design can evolve.
Our research and development enables us to provide you with inspiring solutions at every stage of the design process. Uncovering these possibilities enables us to present intelligent design ideas that reveal your garden in a new light. Our concepts are then presented through state of the art rendering software, allowing you to truly understand and visualise your garden like never before.
Every project presents a unique approach. Through meticulous management skills and commitment to detail, we are able to transcend your vision into reality. It is important to us that the same meticulous level of detail is delivered from concept to completion, producing the most refined and sophisticated levels of finish to your garden.
We usually request a quick telephone call to gain a little understanding of your aspirations, this provides us with the opportunity to explain our approach, process and the potential investment required for designing your garden before arranging a site visit.
Walking through your garden we will discuss the strengths and weakness of the site and how you visualise using the space. Understanding these aspects enables us to help you to realise potential opportunities we can uncover. This information acts as the foundation to write a detailed design brief, which provides us with a framework for when we commence the design phase.
Whether large or small, a site survey is an essential part of the process. This document provides us with the necessary information outlining the boundaries, surface levels, utilities and permanent structures that need to be taken into account when designing your new garden. It also allows us to calculate all the aspects of the design to ensure we are utilising the space and budget to its fullest potential.
Once we have carried out the site survey, we can start the research and development process which guides us to start visualising how your garden may look and feel. Once we have carefully considered all the necessary aspects of your brief we will start to formulate a design concept. The initial concept, supported by a mood board and presented to you through state of the art rendering software, acts as a visual interpretation of the brief, illustrating the proposed layout, materials, colours and planting style.
Once we have established and agreed all the details relating to the concept design, we will then produce a series of detailed plans which illustration all the necessary information of the design. These plans produce a tender pack which allows the scheme to be accurately costed and built correctly.
Once the relative plans have been completed they will be sent out to two or three reputable landscape contractors in order to receive comparable quotes. Once the tenders have been received we will then provide a written report highlighting any concerns or merits of each.
The consultation is where our journey begins. Walking through the garden we can discuss what works and what doesn’t, considering elements to retain and elements to change. Through observing the lie of the land, we will advise and offer suggestions to consider when defining your brief.
Once we have walked the garden, we will help you to visualise how you intend on using the space, what features you would like to include and potential opportunities we can uncover. This information acts as the foundation to write a detailed design brief, which provides us with a framework for when we commence the design phase.
Whether your garden is large or small, a site survey is an essential part of the process. This document provides us with the necessary information outlining architectural elevations, boundaries, surface levels, utilities and permanent structures that need to be taken into account when designing your new garden. It also allows us to calculate all the aspects of the design to ensure we are utilising the space and budget to its fullest potential.
Once we have carried out the site survey, we can start the research and development process which guides us to start visualising how your garden may function in relation to the location and against any surrounding architecture. Once we have carefully considered all the necessary aspects of your project we will start to formulate your garden design concept. The initial concept, supported by a mood board and presented to you through state of the art rendering software, acts as a visual interpretation of the brief, illustrating the proposed layout, materials, colours and planting style.
Once the concept phase has been completed and signed off, we will provide a presentation plan which depicts the general arrangement of the proposed design in relation to the site and it’s architecture. Identified within the plan are the areas of hard and soft landscaping, related materials specifications and their quantities. Measurements indicated at key points also provide clear communication to contractors of finished surface levels.
The nature of bespoke design usually result in bespoke features that may have not been built before. Complex bespoke design elements require additional construction drawings, providing contractors with accurate building methods and materials. These elements may include bespoke furniture, structures, water features, lighting or hard landscaping arrangements
Our view is in protecting existing wildlife habitats and providing new and improved habitats. Based upon local ecology reports and research, our planting plans will be designed with the aim of enhancing the local biodiversity. The provided plans will indicate chosen specimens and the reasons why we have suggested them. The plans will indicate positioning of specified planting within their allocated spaces, along with names, quantities and sizes.
Adaptive garden lighting creates atmosphere, extends functionality and provides safety and security. Lighting plans inform contractors of the proposed circuitry layout, types of lights and positions, cable lines, junctions and control boxes. They also act as a guide for any future developments and ground digging as a part of garden maintenance requirements.
Protecting your personal ecosystem that we have created is crucial. Rain water harvesting systems can provide a valuable source of water for your gardens irrigation system, protecting plant life which support habitats. Automated irrigation systems are also programmable to come on at chosen times of the day, this not only saves water, but provides peace of mind if your planting is unoccupied for any length of time.
The setting out plans indicate the measurements and positioning of the designated hard and soft landscaping areas. These plans enable contractors to position and layout the relative areas of the design within the sites boundaries, ensuring the spaces work proportionately with one another as intended.
Personal touches can inject charm and personality whilst forming the bond and charm between you and your garden. There is not much that will restrict our creativity when it comes to design and we pride ourselves on our abilities to deliver beautifully engineered pieces. We have been asked to create bespoke furniture, fencing, water features, living walls, playhouses and even heated bird baths! We enjoy a challenge and look forward to adding to our ever expanding portfolio. Whatever the main purpose of your garden we can help you add bespoke elements to suit.
Architecture that is listed or located within conservation areas will require submitting plans to local authorities for building consent. We appreciate these processes can be time consuming so we offer a service to relieve the burden by acting on your behalf.
A tender pack will be produced in order to gain comparable quotes from multiple contractors. They receive a full drawing package, bills of quantities and specifications. Following a site visit they provide an itemised quotation which we will analyse and then produce a written tender report highlighting any concerns or merits of each.
For projects that are undertaken by an appointed contractor, TWGD can provide a service to monitor the progress of the build. We can arrange regular site visits at key points throughout the build phase to ensure all design details are delivered as specified.