It is a testament to Karen, that our friends and visitors always admire the layout of the “resort” courtyard and gardens, as well as the wonderful year round plant display. Gary and I have great pleasure in recommending Karen as a Landscape Designer, and are absolutely certain that she will work professionally and competently with future clients, as she has with us. We enjoyed working with Karen, and are thrilled with the end result.
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Changing Spaces Landscape Design
Karen Wealleans (B.Hort.Sc)
PO Box 334-091, Sunnynook,
Telephone: 09 410 1995
Mobile: 027 290 4858
Getting started on your garden at home.
For small gardens, a 2 hour site consultation which includes a basic plan (finished during the consultation) may be all you require to get started.
DETAILED CONCEPT PLAN
You will need a detailed concept plan when:-
-your garden is large and you have a lot of different spaces.
-you want to completely change the existing garden.
-you want a swimming pool.
-you have level changes within the garden requiring retaining walls or steps.
-you want to send the plan out to contractors to obtain competitive quotes.
-your ideas will require a building permit or Resource Consent (see swimming pool!)
During our initial meeting you will be asked many questions and your replies, carefully noted.
Your ideas, budget and the way you use the garden are all vitally important.
After a thorough site analysis, (measuring and levels)
a concept plan is drawn to scale. It shows the positions of all paving, lawns, gardens, changes in level and special features.
DETAILED PLANTING PLAN
Once you are completely happy with the concept plan, a detailed planting plan is the next option. The planting plan includes both botanical and common names, the position and number of plants required, the preferred supply size and a photo of the plant.
LANDSCAPE SPECIFIACTION -this is an important document because it describes all work to be quoted on, specifies materials and areas of driveway, paving, garden, lawns etc.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING AND DETAILING OF STRUCTURES ETC
Outdoor lighting plans and detailed drawings of pergolas, seats etc will be quoted as additional design items.
PLANS DRAWN ON CAD PROGRAMME
All landscape plans are drawn on the conputer. This has the following advantages.
-plans can be imported directly from the architect or surveyor
-concepts can be sent through as PDF files
-changes to concept and planting plans can be made very quickly and easily
Changing spaces can give a detailed quote for plant supply -ie name of plant, number required, size specified and unit price.
LANDSCAPE SPECFICATION AND INSTALLATION
Changing Spaces works on site with contractors, checking the layout and positioning the plants and other features so that the job is completed to plan specification and client satisfaction.
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Landscape services for architects and developers.
Changing Spaces provides detailed planting plans and reports as part of the Resource Consent process. We liase with local body authorities for an expedient Consent process.
Changing Spaces will produce both conceptual and detailed planting plans for your commercial project.
Once these are approved and a landscape specification written, we will organize competent, independent contractors to quote on and implement the work.
On commercial sites, Changing Spaces prefers to organize ongoing maintenance –crucial for the “first impressions” impact a prestigious firm requires.
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