Enjoy the warm and wonderful summers (and winters!) even more with a well-designed outdoor area. Whether it’s an entertaining hub, a sunshine deck or a new swimming pool you want to install, finding an experienced local landscaping designer is key.
Look for designs that you like, customer reviews and a professional approach. The design style is important, and so are the landscape designers’ project management skills to ensure your project turns out exactly as planned.
The best landscape design is the one that works for you and your property. It can include a landscape plan and planting plan. It’s not a blanket approach but a design that has been created with your specific needs and requirements in mind. Zones Landscaping Designers have different design services available ranging from basic colour-rendered sketches through to architecturally drawn design concepts plans and 3D photorealistic images.
Turning your landscape design vision into reality takes experience and good project management skills to ensure that all parts of the projects are completed to the highest standard and on time. The Landscape Designers at Zones Tauranga have a structured approach and project management system in place. They are your one-stop-shop for everything landscaping in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and the wider Bay of Plenty.
Good landscaping design is also about marrying up your wants and needs with your budget. It’s no use having an out-of-this-world landscape design plan when you can’t implement it on a realistic budget. These discussions are important to have up-front, and a good Landscape Designer should be able to give you a budget estimate early on and follow this up with a fixed price quote once the details of your landscape and planting plans have been discussed. It is helpful for you to spend some time prior to your initial meeting thinking about what budget commitment you can make to the project.
The team at Zones have refined this process by using a proven process that takes you from design brief, design meeting, first draft and budget range through to final plan and fixed price quote. They are able to help you make the most of your budget by finding cost-effective solutions. If your project is extensive or your budget is tight the team can also help you to stage your project to allow for long term funding.
Landscape work follows building regulations and requirements as with any house build. Building consent will be required for structural building work, swimming pools, retaining walls over 1.5 metres in height and fences over 2.5 metres in height. Decks that are more than one metre above ground level, gardening sheds that are larger than 10 square metres and covered louvres or pergolas over 20 square metres also require building consent. A licenced building practitioner might be required for the design aspect of certain landscape project components as well. Your site may also be subject to resource consent conditions around proximity of structures to boundaries, site coverage and site use.
Ground-level patios, small sheds and low decks generally don’t require consent, but even if you don’t need a building consent all work must be completed in accordance with the building code. The Landscape Designers at Zones take care of all the necessary consents and work with licensed practitioners. You can rest assured that all your landscaping works will be fully compliant.
For more information, contact the Zones Landscaping Designers in Tauranga.
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