1. CONSULT

Our onsite consultation involves a face-to-face discussion with a Good Manors design manager. They will listen to your wants, concerns and address site conditions. They will discuss the following if relevant to your project:

+    Design advice, possibilities and ideas
+    Construction advice on structural landscaping as well as pool design.
+    Renovation on existing pools, possibilities and design.
+    Horticultural, materials and finishes.
+    Advice on council and engineering matters - requirements specific to your project.
+    Design estimates, verbal quotation should further landscape design be deemed necessary.
+    Verbal guide of a total project budget specific to your scope of work and ideas discussed.

    
The fee for an onsite consultation is $250 + GST.
Sydney City, Eastern Suburbs, Upper & Lower North Shore, Inner West.

2. DESIGN

The design process works in 3 stages and your fixed fee proposal includes the following (if required):


SKETCH PLAN - An initial sketch landscape plan based on the design brief formed at the consultation. The plan shows the proposed layout including key design elements and is accompanied by a total project budget estimate.


PERSPECTIVE SKETCHES (3D) - Four x 3D hand rendered images are done at either the sketch or concept plan stage depending on your project and assist in explaining the sketch or concept design ideas.


CONCEPT PLAN - Following any amendments that are required to the initial sketch plan a final concept plan is produced. The final concept includes suggestions/selections of material, finishes and plants and is accompanied by a fixed quotation for construction.

3. Plan

Once the final concept plan and construction quotation has been approved, the final construction detailing and relevant council application, documentation and submission will be completed in preparation for construction and may include the following steps:


1. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION (D.A)

2. COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (CDC)

3. ENGINEER DETAILS


If council approval is required for your project, the fee to complete the application is listed in the fee proposal provided following the initial consultation.

Following approval relevant to your project, your Design Manager will arrange a 'handover'. This is a meeting on site where your project manager will be introduced and is an opportunity to discuss and confirm all aspects of the approved scope of works, including a commencement date prior to construction and detailed explanation of standard industry contracts (SPASA and LNA).

4. CONSTRUCT

Throughout construction of your project, your project manager will be the primary contact for any questions or queries you may have.

The project manager's role is to manage the contract administration and keep you informed to ensure that the construction phase meets the design intent and is to the highest quality and standard. 

Your design manager will still be involved right through to completion.

5. COMPLETION

Upon completion of your project, your project & design manager will arrange a 'final handover'. This is a meeting on-site where all aspects of your project and its construction will be discussed. It is an opportunity to provide feedback to address any further queries you may have. Your design manager will also discuss an aftercare plan and arrange a complimentary maintenance tailor made proposal by our qualified and experienced maintenance division to ensure that your growing investment is nurtured to full maturity.

6. MAINTENANCE

Our qualified and highly skilled horticulturists manage over 300 Sydney gardens - both large and small, recently completed and long established - providing tailored maintenance support to allow each of these gardens mature to their optimum. The maintenance programs - which are reviewed regularly recognise both our clients' wishes, the original design intent. Maintenance teams are focused on continuously expanding their knowledge of current techniques, with an emphasis on sustainable methods.

+ Regular maintenance visits

+ Periodical review of garden and seasonal planting

+ Irrigation maintenance

+ Mulching / fertilizing programs

+ Pest / disease & weed control

+ Pruning, hedging and shaping

Process - concept to completion

Our straightforward and fluid process will take you from your initial consultation through to the design, planning, construction and maintenance of your project, with mindful attention to detail. Our wealth of in-house knowledge in horticulture, project design, planning, landscape and pool construction and renovation ensures a stress-free experience from conception to completion. Where required, we also draw on a select group of specialised and trusted tradespeople, all chosen for their commitment to upholding the same values we do, providing high quality, honest workmanship and maintaining site cleanliness.

DESIGN & PLANNING PHASES
design concept / design specifications / development applications / local council approvals / design + construction budget / detailed transparent quotations

HARD 'FINISHINGS' CONSTRUCTION PHASE
lighting / timber decking / stairs / gates / fences / stone / paving / tilling / retaining / concreting / irrigation / drainage / screening 

SOFT 'FINISHINGS' CONSTRUCTION PHASE
soil preparation / mulching / planting / turfing / plant relocation / fertilising / weeding / pest control / pruning / hedging / shaping