Landscape Design Packages

We focus on the visual, but also on the experience to create spaces that will be enjoyed and savoured for years to come.

Our Landscape Design Package process involves four critical phases:

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1. Consultation

Firstly, Colin & Zuzana will meet with you on site to discuss ideas and gather all the necessary information to prepare your project design brief. They will bring their experience and a fresh set of eyes, offering creative insight and recommendations. During the consultation, we explore the practical and aesthetical needs for your exterior space, including lifestyle needs, function and budget.

Drawing from this information, we then prepare your project design brief, which outlines the key features that will inform our proposed design.

2. Concept Design

In response to the brief (and upon your acceptance of our fee proposal), we prepare a landscape design concept for you to see the full scope of the project This includes a schematic design of the major features, such as swimming pools, walls, structures, water features and surfaces.

We often use realistic 3D imaging and professional documentation sets, so every finite detail of your design is realised and understood.

3. Design Development

Upon your approval of the design concept, we refine and develop your design by way of detail, including any of the design concepts:

  • Pools
  • Paving
  • Stone work
  • Retaining Walls
  • Decking
  • Irrigation
  • Planting
  • Concreting
  • Garden Lighting
  • Fencing
  • Drainage
  • All Associated Landscape Works.

To convey our ideas, we can provide samples and photographs for clarity and easier visualisation in the consultation.

4. Construction Documentation

For more complex projects, we can prepare detailed ‘construction issue’ documents to enable the calling of tenders, attainment of permits and to ensure the design meets engineering requirements.

Documentation for this phase may include:

  • A Detailed Construction Plan showing hardscape dimensions, grading and drainage.
  • A Landscape Construction Specifications Sheet, listing the construction specification requirements.

Price

Design Package Starting from: $7000 | Duration: 12-16 week upon concept commencement. Inclusions:

  • Basic survey – house footprint and existing landscape features with spot levels and contours where required (or check suitability of survey if supplied by owner)
  • Concept sketch – A3 pencil concept drawing (site or partial site plan) prepared to scale from consultation brief. May also include elevation (singular) and detail drawings as required
  • 2D CAD site plan – with descriptive notations
  • 2D planting plan & schedule
  • 3D renders – several project angles
  • 3D lighting effects – several project angles
  • 3D video fly-through
  • Construction Proposal (if required) Options:
    • Professional cadastral survey to identify and peg out boundaries
    • Professional service location and documentation
    • Drainage plan
    • Electrical plan
    • Lighting plan & schedule
    • Irrigation plan
    • Schematic plans for DA approval

Please note:

  • Package inclusions will be tailored to individual projects and outlined in a fixed price fee proposal.
  • Most projects will require a professional survey or partial survey to be completed, prior to commencement of design work.
  • Some projects will require professional service location and documentation, prior to commencement of design work.
  • The average price range for a full design concept package is $7-$12K (inclusive of partial survey, and utility service location where applicable). Design packages are tailored to each site/client based on inclusions, time required to complete and relationship to project scale.

FAQ’s

What does Benchmark Landscape Group Design?

Our Landscape Design studio creates beautiful outdoor spaces that enhance the surrounding natural and built environments. This typically includes hardscape elements such as walkways, patios, pools and fire pits; as well as horticultural elements such as planting design and sustainability. We also design features and furniture to complement these spaces.

What is the difference between general landscaping and landscape architecture?

General landscaping is best described as the process that follows the design of a garden. Landscape architecture involves engaging qualified professionals to design an aesthetic outdoor space considering design principles, site analysis, ecology, horticulture, sustainability, grading and drainage, and overall functionality. Landscapers implement the landscape architect’s designs by constructing the hardscape elements, installing irrigation systems, and planting out the garden.

What are the benefits of landscape design & planning?

The benefits extend well beyond aesthetics. Professional landscape design and planning will ensure the most functional use of a space, environmental sustainability, economic value, energy efficiency.

How long does a typical landscape design project take?
The time it takes to complete a design will depend very much on the individual project’s scope and size. A straightforward mid-sized project would typically take about 3 months to design from initial consultation to final construction documentation.
Do you provide a digital model of the landscape design?
Yes, a 3D render is a standard inclusion on all our complete package designs to assist our clients in visualising the result. Not included in a consultation.
Do you design landscapes for both residential and commercial properties?

Yes, Benchmark Landscape Group has experience in designing for both residential and commercial properties, acreage, resorts.