From design concept to plant selection and final construction, Nichola and Charlie Vague landscaping project provided us with the most satisfying part of our house build.
Their communication, attention to detail and a willingness to adapt and come up with viable solutions to challenges as they arose was a strong part of the process.
They also assembled a portfolio of competent and reliable contractors to assist where required.
We would not hesitate to recommend Nichola and Charlie to anyone contemplating a landscape design project.
[Landscaping specialist: Nichola and Charlie Vague]
Thanks so much to Nigel, Stacey, Jordan and the team from Zones Tauranga, for our beautifully designed and landscaped garden.
It's been a pleasure to work with professionals who've made the entire project from beginning to end appear effortless.
Thanks so much for completing the landscaping the garden looks fantastic, very happy with everything. And with time the plants will grow and look even better. I appreciate you [Nigel] coming back in a few weeks just to check on growth etc.
Thanks again for everything. Its been a pleasure working with you and I've had lots of compliments!
Just home. Garden looks just AMAZING!!! Alistair and his team are legends. They've even filled the side garden and mulched it. I owe those boys some beers. They've left now but please do let them know how much I love it. They nailed the Buddha and the rock location. Just stoked. LOVE my gorgeous garden. Will buy sprinklers over the weekend so please let me know what type and watering instructions. Thanks so much for your work on this project Kate. A long process but I'm just delighted. Looking forward to some grass too!
I have been fortunate to have Nichola Vague as our landscape designer, and I can’t recommend her highly enough. At our country home, we have an ambitious staged development plan that includes a large subtropical natural pool area, tennis court and house extension all with landscaping. Nichola supported us superbly throughout the entire planning and briefing process. Nichola immediately understood what we wanted, then helped us craft briefs to communicate clearly to tradespeople. She developed a detailed masterplan, which provided the central blueprint which the entire team depended upon daily, including the pool builder and drainage/earthworks teams through to the electrician and concrete layers. Nichola’s expertise includes design flare initiating unique elements and ideas, while also providing practical leadership to ensure the team understands the brief and quality required. All this, plus she is a pleasure to work with, flexible and reliable in every way.
We are so pleased with the landscape design that Nichola has done for our new home. Her knowledge of plants and materials is excellent and she incorporated a lot of great ideas and suggestions for our space. We cannot wait to see the finished project and we would highly recommend her services.
At the end of 2017 we moved into our new home in Westmere, Auckland after a year long building project. We worked with Zones and Nichola right from the start as we realised the varied outdoor spaces were integral to the enjoyment of the property.
Nichola is an experienced and talented landscape architect and was able to provide us with inspirational ideas and designs. She worked with us as the spaces unfolded during the build. She attacked the inevitable changes of direction with enthusiasm and practicality. In the recent warm weather we’ve enjoyed the different outdoor spaces, walkways, paths, lush planting and water feature.
Thanks to Nichola, the garden already feels established and will only get better as time goes by.
The team delivered prompt, efficient service with good communication.
The team did a very awesome job, we are very pleased. Very good communication.
Shane, who we have been dealing with, is fantastic and an asset to Zones. My partner and I work in the service industry, and his promptness and willingness to help have been superb and in sharp contrast to how many other companies operate where they don't seem to care.
The team did a great job and ahead of the indicated time.
Steve is great to deal with.
So far so good. Matt has been very easy to deal with and nothing is a problem.
Joel's service is always excellent.
Tracey and Glen Barker have been great to work with. We haven’t completed the project yet but they have bent over backwards to accomodate our needs.
Joel was amazing. He just did some pruning and maintenance on our hedges but his communication was brilliant, advice was flawless and he went above and beyond to sort out a diseased hedge.
Project number 3 with Zones is starting next week. Joel is still a legend!
Our experience so far is great. Efficient & professional team all round.
Stu & Debbie were very easy to work with and delivered excellent results.
Excellent work, Glen & Tracey, communication was great!
An excellent job done quickly and efficiently by Jacob.
I was impressed with the quick response from Steve and how quickly the job was done with very little inconvenience to the team here.
Even though we are only at the early stages of this process, we have been really impressed with our service so far with Jacob in Tauranga.
Service has been exceptional to date.
I found the company very customer-focused and Nathan, part of Steve's team, was very knowledgeable in his work. They were very tidy.
Joel is a great communicator who made anything possible.
I had the pleasure of working with Boyd and the team with our property in Milford. Absolute professionals from start all the way to completion. Highly recommended. Good trades people.
Stu and his team are great. They have listened to our crazy needs and adapted and compromised with us to achieve what will be, at the end of the landscape, a perfect garden. We have already recommended Stu to a friend of ours.
Good communication throughout the project. Good price and excellent work.
Tracey and Glen have been amazing. We're still at the planning stage and gulping with the cost but it is bringing us to reality and what's important.
Joel was very good at communicating and keeping us informed about the project. He had an excellent manner when dealing with clients. Joel and the team he had did a job that I was happy with and would recommend them to anyone.
Debbie was so easy to talk with and I felt at ease with her from the start. She listened to my brief and along with the designer nailed what i was looking for.
We are very pleased with the lawn, it is coming along nicely. Thank you for your work for us, we will certainly consider you for any jobs.
Attentive and professional - Judd and Naomi are a pleasure to deal with. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them on our landscaping project.
High quality service from the team.
The person who is dealing with me is a very nice lady. Every time I send her an email she replies promptly and answers my questions clearly. Also, she always asks for my opinion and she is very friendly.
Friendly people and a competitive price.
Although the project has only started 2 days ago, I am very happy with the team. They are working extremely hard and fast in all weather. They are very nice to talk to and communication is great. I hope this standard of work continues (which I'm sure it will).
My experience with Stu was so smooth: there was great communication and we were informed throughout the whole process. Will recommend to friends and family with similar needs.
Very user friendly and very adaptable to suit the way we want to do things and the timeline that suited us. Thanks to Steve Strawbridge.
Very professional. Stu and Debbie understood the client's requirements. Worked closely with the client to work out solutions when facing challenges. Very detailed pricing in the quotes and transparent. Understood what's best for the garden, made good recommendations to the client when needed.
Very friendly service from Tracey and Glen (and Naomi the designer of course)
Stu and Debbie Gill were very friendly people to deal with who listened and were helpful throughout the process.
Having a landscape designer come in and talk to you and help you design a plan tailored to your needs is definitely worth the money, and Zones does a very good job at it.
I liked the way Stu & Debbie Gill worked with our existing structures and plants.
The team provided a quality, fast and friendly service.
Outstanding service, professional advice and dedicated workmanship. Most of all great people to work with.
Hamish and the team were absolutely brilliant. They turned up when they said they would and were extremely flexible as we changed things around.
Hamish also made suggestions to improve what we had done and was extremely helpful over some issues we had with a soak pit not doing what it should have.
We would gladly bring them back should we need any further work completed for us. I can't thank Hamish and the team enough for what they have done.
It is our great pleasure to write this letter of commendation to Zones Lanscaping Specialists and in particular Mr. Boyd Gillespie.
The company was introduced to us by our home builders Jennian Homes. Being new to New Zealand it was wonderful to have our landscaping done by such specialists. We were given excellent advice and our limited budget was taken into account and adhered to. The extensive decking workmanship proved to be beyond our expectations on our budget. The decking pathway design to our front door sets our home apart from the other houses in our neighbourhood. Our garden is neat and virtually maintenance free - exactly what our mandate called for.
Should you have any landscaping retaining or decking requirements we assure you it will be handled in the most professional and exceptionally friendly way - we highly recommend Boyd Gillespie.
I would like to share my appreciation to Naomi, Matt and Boyd Gillespie of the Zones Landscaping Specialists for the work they have done on our outdoor space in Birkenhead, North Shore.
Everything from the idea, through the design and executions went very smoothly and in the record time.
They were very nice to work with, approachable, punctual and very professional. The final result was great. They left us with exceptional outdoor space that we will enjoy for many years.
We have high regards for their expertise and work ethic and would like to recommend them to everyone.
Landscaping Specialist: Matt and Boyd Gillespie
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