Costs and Payments Guide
During the design process we will ask you to set an approximate budget. Deciding this can be tricky. There are several ways to do this:
Base your budget on how much you would spend on a major room in your house (a kitchen or bathroom for example).
Set a budget as a percentage of your property value (10% - 20% is a good guide).
Some designers work on a guide of £100 - £180 per square meter for simple construction, depending on specifications.
The total cost will depend entirely on the design, materials used and estimated time to complete. Your garden is the biggest room in your home, invest in it accordingly!
Garden Design. Each contract is tailored to your specific needs, so costs may vary. The costs will be set out in a proposal for work and in our contracts and we normally request payments at various stages of the design.
Landscape Construction. Most landscape contracts are conducted in logical stages under a ‘fixed price’ agreement with itemised quotes provided prior to any work. Contracts will include a payment schedule; this is normally formulated by asking for a deposit for the first or upcoming stage along with the labour fees for the previous stage. The deposit will be the cost for all materials for the upcoming phase.
Garden Design and Landscape Construction packages. Design and Construction packages again vary according to complexity of design, overall budget, and other factors. Payments for the landscaping will be requested as per normal Landscape construction (see above). The total cost is normally below £15,000.
Other work. If none of our standard services suit your needs, charges will be made on a case by case basis. For example; consultations to discuss ideas or for advice will be charged at £40* per hour (including travelling time one way).
Clients in Hampshire and West Sussex benefit from a free initial consultation prior to any work being agreed and free site visits and surveys as required during the design process (subject to location (within 45 minutes travelling time of PO16)).
*Prices are pus VAT.