Landscape Design - Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Wollongong
Great gardens, landscapes and spaces do not just create themselves. They are the result of well thought out design interventions that take into account numerous factors and elements.
The Loco Landscape Design Team are place making specialists, that use the following drivers as a framework to achieve optimum results for not only the client but the surrounding environment and ecosystems:
- Client wants and needs with customer satisfaction at the forefront
- The architecture of the property and surrounding area
- Surrounding environmental, ecological and landscape factors
It is through this framework that we are able to create amazing multifunctional spaces that draw the user into the landscape and sit comfortably in their surrounds.
Our services extend beyond the residential realm and include:
- Residential Garden Design
- Commercial Landscape Design
- Children’s Playspace Design
- Swimming Pool Design
- Multi Residential Projects
- Courtyard and Rooftop Design
We understand that every project is unique and different from the last. As a result, we provide a range of services tailored to each individual projects needs, be it a large landscape masterplan or a small and intimate suburban courtyard.
An initial consultation is the first step of any design intervention. A member of the Loco Landscape Design Team will meet you on site to gain a better understanding of the site and your vision for the project. The initial consult is charged at $150 per session which is expected to take between 1-2hrs. At this time we will discuss the best way to move forward and what type of design package is best suited to your needs. If you choose to move forward with the project the initial cost of $150 is included in the final price.
Garden styling session
A walk-through of your property will be arranged where we can discuss the current state of the garden, possible future interventions, plant and material selection and general styling to assist you in sparking some ideas for future development. If needed a plants list or further information may be provided to assist you to develop the garden at your leisure.
Landscape concept and planting plans
After a thorough walk-though and assessment of your property, we will produce a design for the discussed area. Upon approval we will then proceed to prepare a set of detailed drawings including a concept plan, planting plan and section elevations.
DA and Construction Certificate drawings
The plans produced will provide enough information for you to approach a landscape contractor for construction. Loco Landscape do offer a landscape construction service to assist you with the installation of our designs. The plans provided will include locations of all landscape features and elements i.e. grassed areas, paving, retaining walls, pergolas etc., include all spot levels and retaining wall heights, plant selection and locations, lighting, drainage systems and their locations.
If Council approval is required after the concept plan stage we have the capabilities, experience to provide a set of working construction plans and details to assist you with this approval process. Our experience and qualifications in landscape construction assists us in providing all construction details and documentation to a high standard throughout this phase.
Our overall masterplan landscape designs are ideal for large properties and country estates. These plans provide the ideal framework to help you build and create a unique and interesting environment like no other. Our masterplans involve creating a strong recurring theme that is carried throughout the design, and assist the landscape to comfortably fit together as one. Materiality and plant selection is a crucial and key element of such planning and will be explored and tested throughout the design phase.
Taking on the task of managing a garden or property redevelopment can be a stressful and time consuming ordeal, to assist you we offer an optional project management service which may be as thorough as contacting contractors, organising and comparing quotes and supervising the project from start to finish or as simple as organising plants and materials.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Jake and his team provided an excellent service from day one. We approached them originally for a landscape design only, this then led to construction and now on going maintenance. We can not fault the service provided.
- Rod, Berry
We were extremely happy with the results from the Loco Team. From start to finish nothing was a problem and everything was completed on time, as promised and to a great standard. The boys really went the extra mile to put the finishing touches on the project and ensure we were completely satisfied.
- Hyell & Rani, Far Meadow
I was initially a bit overwhelmed by the thought of having our gardens constructed and not knowing what to expect but Jake and his team put me at ease and listened to my ideas, walking me through the process, keeping me informed throughout the project. The end result was better than we could have imagined. Thanks to the team at Loco for going above and beyond when creating our beautiful space for us to enjoy.
- Bill, Gerringong
Watching our garden being transformed by Jake and the Loco crew was great to witness. Jake was very easy to work with and informative providing insight into what works in our areas and suggestions on utilising space to suit our needs. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end.
- Caroline, Bowral
With no real idea of what we wanted from our property and garden we approached Loco Landscape Design Studio who were extremely helpful and prompt with creating an amazing design which then developed into construction. We now have an amazing garden that caters for our whole family's needs.
- Kate, Bulli