WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A DESIGN AND BUILD COMPANY?
At its core, the design and build approach is all about streamlining the construction process; when you have only one main contractor who oversees the whole process from start to finish, communication issues that can arise from using multiple contractors are avoided and the opportunity for errors and delays greatly reduced.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
Call, text or email us and we can discuss your project and give you a better understanding of our company and team.
SCHEDULE INITIAL DESIGN CONSULTATION
We can arrange for a designer to come to your house in person or do a meeting via online video link. During this meeting the designer will discuss your project and give you design ideas and pricing guidelines.
Once you have discussed your project in detail and have agreed on the scope of work , the designer will create a layout of the new scheme, either in 2D plan or 3D video - where applicable - and will arrange another meeting to go through the design with you, they will also have pricing for the project as designed with itemized breakdowns for specific items such as patio covers, pools , BBQ Kitchen etc.
Once the design is agreed, materials signed off, HOA approvals and relevant permits are obtained, we then move into the installation phase and the Project Manager takes over from the Designer and becomes your daily point of contact. They will oversee the installation of your new yard and ensure the project runs smoothly.
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
We specialize in residential properties and have undertaken projects from small craftsman lots to large country estates. We love variety and the challenge of devising new and individual schemes, and have enjoyed working on numerous projects over the years with themes from Fung Shui, Japanese, Ultra Modern, English Country Garden, Cottage Gardens, Mediterranean Gardens, Contemporary, Xeriscape Yards, Potagers, Vegetable Gardens and Rooftop Patio Gardens etc.
WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL PROJECT PRICE RANGE?
Project usually start around $75,000, and we like to say that getting a new yard installed is much like buying a new kitchen - there is an entry level cost which gets you basic items, such as site clearing, preparation and grading, demolition and drainage, and basic hardscape, softscaping and irrigation.
Then the price increases depending on the extra items you add and the materials you choose; we always make sure that you are aware of the impact on price when making changes to materials, and give options to help you get the scheme you desire without breaking your budget.
Big ticket items like pools and kitchens will substantially increase the initial cost, with pool installation prices starting around $65,000 for a basic pool and spa. Natural materials will always cost more to install than man-made and often need a concrete sub-base to ensure stability which can double the price.
The design team at Alfresco Landscapes has many years experience of creating imaginative and individual schemes for every style and budget and treats every project with the same level of commitment and enthusiasm as if it were their own yard.
HOW MUCH DOES A CONSULTATION COST?
We do not charge for initial consultations...