Design commissions – typically a 3 month waiting list. Consultations allow 4 weeks.  Please get in touch if you would like to plan ahead.

Preconstruction Phase

Costing

We are not affiliated with any particular landscape contractor and recommend obtaining 3 quotes for the work.  This allows us to act as independent consultants working on behalf of our clients. 

The formal quotes are then thoroughly reviewed and considered. After our advice and your approval, a landscape contractor is appointed to carry out the build.

During the Construction Phase, we can monitor the entire build on your behalf to include contract administration and project inspection.

Contracts

It is recommended that clients enter into a written Contract with the Landscape Contractor (the Contract is between you and the Landscape Contractor).

Any of the specifications should be one of the “contract documents”. 

When Melissa Morton Garden Design is appointed for Site Monitoring, we can assist with the production of 3-way JCLI contract between Client, Contractor and Melissa Morton Garden Design.

CDM

Melissa Morton Garden Design will produce a CDM (Construction Design Management) pack with risk assessments, method statements and other Health and Safety requirements as set out by HSE 2015 Regulations.