Each garden design starts with an in depth consultation and client brief. These are preferably undertaken on site, allowing us to assess all existing factors and the environment. From there we discuss with the client their needs and wants and the way they envision using their new garden. Following the consultation, a fee proposal will be sent.
Fee: $200 consultation fee will be charged for Melbourne metropolitan areas. Please allow at least 1 hour (Interstate and rural will be priced on enquiry).
Once the fee proposal has been approved and signed, James will come out on site and measure, take heights and document all existing elements. With this information and the in depth client brief the drawings can now commence. (Please note very steep or large blocks may require a qualified land surveyor this will incur additional costs and will be included in the fee proposal).
We put together all our initial thoughts and ideas onto paper (Scaled) showing the general location of all the components discussed on site. These drawings are simplistic and detail will be applied during stage 2 following the client's feedback on the concept. (Allow approx. 2 weeks)
Once the client has come back to us with their thoughts on our initial concept, we commence the detail. These final drawings will provide the following
- Plant schedule
- General notes column, which provides details for each garden element.
- Garden lighting.
- 2 x cross section elevations of the garden.
- Photos showing the proposed colourpalette and textures.
Stage 2 plans will be emailed in PDF format and all hard copies will be delivered to the client. The client will be able to see the scale and detail shown within the garden and the concept is now ready for a contractor to quote. Seyffer Designs can also offer quotes from our recommended landscape construction companies.
Seyffer designs can also provide a unique watercolor or hand coloured plans. We provide this service because we strongly believe our landscape plans are a piece of art. This service will be quoted and outlined in the fee proposal.
Three-dimensional rendering, of Seyffer Design concepts can also be arranged.
If time isn’t on your side, we can provide project management service to ensure the construction of your dream garden runs smoothly. This service includes the following:
- Site visit to coordinate and ensure each major element of the design is built as shown on the plan.
- Ensure all major features are to a high standard and installed with the right procedure.
- Plant placement and quality control.
- Consultation with contractors on site.
Areas and Suburbs Serviced
Whilst based in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, Seyffer Designs provide landscape design services throughout the greater Melbourne metropolitan region. For a list of specific suburbs that we operate in, see below. If your suburb is not listed, don't panic. simply give us a call.