“a. trans. To bring into being, cause to exist;” OED
Since Leon Battista Alberti distinguished the intellectual task of design from the hands on process of construction in renaissance Italy, a trend that separated master builders into architects contractors developed and peaked in the 20th century. Since around the turn of the millennium however, this trend has reversed.
The use of contemporary digital design and fabrication techniques, and reducing out of house contractual transaction costs, are major driving factors of this trend.
At Planet Earth Home, by controlling design and build in house we are able to offer a better service than separate garden design and landscape contractors for the reasons above and; deep knowledge of both design and construction methodologies and techniques enable a seamless and integrated service where final outcomes and costs can be accurately envisioned and calculated from the outset. This gives us the ability to deliver outstanding value with great flexibility and transparency for the client.
On our initial visit we will discuss with you your requirements and ideas, and take measurements. If the garden is particularly large and complex, we will need to survey the site.
If the works required are reasonably straightforward and do not require more than a simple design sketch, we will then supply a quote free of charge. Until this point all work work is carried out free of charge and is non-obligatory.
If the required works are more complex and require a full design, we can build a 3D computer model of the existing site and develop a design proposal to your taste with associated cost of works detailed. For this service, we charge just £180, which will be deducted from the final bill if you wish to proceed with our build service.
If after seeing the design and costs, you would like to continue to engage us; we will adjust the design according to your feedback and provide you with a detailed quote and schedule for the works.