Full Range of Landscaping Design and Project Management Services

Developing a new garden as part of a home renovation or building project can seem like a big undertaking. Where do you even start, and what is the process?

Let us work on your new garden so you don’t have to. We offer a full range of services, and we have a completely bespoke approach, so we’ll deliver exactly what you need.

“We are committed to transforming your space into one you will love”

Our objective when we take on your landscape design project is to deliver a design that matches your budget, requirements, and preferences. We can then oversee all elements of the construction to ensure everything is completed as designed and to the highest possible standards.

Our Services

Pre Design Services

  • Design discovery site meeting
  • Detailed design brief
  • Priorities clarified
  • Site analysis
  • Research zoning & building codes
  • Design opportunities and restrictions
  • Indicative budget range
  • Establish project schedule
  • On-going design fee proposal
  • Next steps – Project program

Design Services

  • Site survey
  • Landscape Concept Design
  • Image mood boards + sketches
  • 3D views option
  • Site permeability calculations
  • Resource consent plans
  • Obtain material samples
  • Assemble team of consultants
  • Schedule of works for quote
  • Preliminary costing with QS + Contractors
  • Align project with budget range
  • Detail design drawings for key design features
  • Site set out plans
  • Planting/Lighting/Irrigation Plans
  • Hardworks + Softworks Specifications
  • Finalise works + budget
  • Establish staging for Construction

Post Design Services

  • Appointment of contractor
  • Respond to council RFIs
  • Support contractors
  • Assist the client + Liaise between contractor and client
  • Pre-start meeting
  • Attend site visits + project meetings
  • Review contractor payment claims
  • Review variation proposals and variation costs
  • Document meeting minutes
  • Prepare defects list
  • Project sign off

Design Discovery Call

Have you got a garden in need of modernisation or even a blank canvas but you don’t know where to start?

Start here and take the first step.
Request a free “Design Discovery Call” with Auckland Landscape Architect,

Jane McGuffie from By Design.

    After our call, you'll walk away with:
    • Clear steps on the design process and how to get your project started.
    • Information on our Needs and Option Review
    • Peace of mind knowing your on the right track.

    Jane was faced a difficult task, however she remained persistent to create a design that we would love” We can’t wait for summer. Jane recommended our landscaper and we are also thrilled with the job that he has done. The whole process from start to finish was easy. Thank you Jane, we love our garden.
    Simon H.

    By Design