Every great project starts on paper. Livingstone Landscaping Ltd. offers designs ranging from a basic sketch of a simple feature to a complete site plan with photo-realistic 3D images.
Don’t underestimate the importance of planning with a trained professional. We can see you through concept development to project completion.
Design Service Process
1. Project Evaluation Survey: A free interview sent by mail. This questionnaire starts the development of the design concept and outlines important project guidelines for the designer to follow.
2. On-Site Visit: A free in-person interview with one of our experienced designers to discuss the desired conceptual design of your project. Travel fees are applicable for sites further than 30 km.
3. Cost Quotation: Shortly following the on-site visit, we will present you with a preliminary cost quotation (cost of the design & consultation services) and completion date estimate based on the conceptual design. If you agree to move forward we will move to the next step.
4. Delivery of a Preliminary Design: We will produce and discuss with you the preliminary design of your project. You will have the opportunity to review and request any changes before the final design.
5. Delivery of Final Design: We will present and discuss with you the finished design which has been revised based on your changes requested of the preliminary design.
2D Plan Drawings
Our formal design plans start with a 2D drawing in a “Bird’s Eye” view of your project. This drawing is the most common format that a legitimate Installer would need to estimate materials and construction costs with accuracy. This experience starts with a one on one meeting with our most experienced landscape Estimator, who will organize your project ideas and help you develop the overall vision for your project. Check out the “Design Service Process” for a detailed description of how the process works
The new standard of design is photo-realistic 3D. We have found it takes a highly trained person to be able to visualize a new backyard from a 2D drawing. 3D rendering solves this problem by giving you an image equivalent to walking through the project in real life. If your project has elevation changes, walls, steps, multiple grade levels, multiple features, this is what you should ask for. A design can be started as a 2D plan, and then turned into 3D afterwards so you don’t need to commit to it in the beginning.