Constant evolving technology enables us to utilise the very best equipment. We spend time making sure that our solutions are always cutting edge, they are not ‘off the shelf’ or ‘out the box’. They are bespoke to reflect YOUR garden’s architectural structure using the very latest products, including Eco-friendly options, from a host of manufacturers. We supply and fit a range of products that provide cost effective solutions and comprehensive choice.
Illumination is the ephemeral partner of architecture, and lighting design has become a seamless and harmonious extension. Our knowledge of physics, optics, electricity, ergonomics, environmental issues, construction and vision make us light years ahead. Together with the art of design and skilled techniques that enhance visibility, form, and colour, all are essential in creating timeless lighting schemes whether the desired effect is traditional or contemporary. Our techniques are unique for your garden. Most lighting principles stay the same, but application is where the dark art is performed.
Depending on the project complexity, there can be many parties involved in the landscaping and lighting of a garden. By far the best practice is to get everyone involved from the beginning to achieve an integrated approach and effective planning. We are happy and confident in taking our place among your team. As we are specialist outdoor lighting architects, we are experienced in helping draw projects to a successful conclusion. On time and within budget! There are no hidden extras; it’s all front of house for us. We have a specific schedule of works which we adhere to, and there will be one point of contact so communication is clear. We work in a very approachable and friendly manner, respecting your home and garden. Over the years we have worked for many high-profile clients so privacy is always assured. We respect your garden as if it’s ours.
To ensure that we are genuinely in tune with your requirements we gain insight into your lifestyle. We listen to you. From the moods you would like to create to the practicalities of children and pets. Our lights won’t become goal posts Describing lighting effects and moods can be daunting especially when the landscape has not even been planted, so it is important that you are an integral part of the planning process. Continued communication and collaboration are key to realising your lighting ambitions. If you’re unsure then we have plenty of ideas, based upon our full portfolio and continued learning.
Effective costs bring landscape and architecture to its fullest POTENTIAL. As it is often a crucial part of the decision making, we will submit a plan of works with outline costs. We are a unique, value-added resource. In many instances we have been able to reduce the project construction and/or operational costs of domestic and commercial projects through equipment that is sourced at competitive prices. We achieve operational cost control with simple technical solutions without impacting on the design integrity or overall aesthetics. We freely talk about money, it’s not a taboo subject to us. We would far rather know up front any budget constraints or garden specific limitations. Our goal is to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Once the costing has been agreed the next step will be the formal commission of the project.
To commission your project we normally ask you to sign a contract and a 20% deposit of the agreed project costs will be paid. Dates will be set and equipment and resources scheduled. Behind the scenes we are ordering parts and briefing the team.
First Fix Completion– 30% of project costs payable. All cables or conduits are in, and now we get ready to prepare for the light fittings.
Second fix Completion – 30% of project costs payable. You have light, and control over it. Now we endeavour to exceed your expectations. We tweak, potter and adjust until the magic appears.
The final 20% of project costs payable. Installation is fully completed. We have signed off on all quoted works and you are ready to enjoy your garden and the lighting. We don’t just walk away at this point! As all of our work is guaranteed for 12 months from the completion date, you can be assured of a high quality professional service. Any maintenance issues are dealt with quickly and effectively, including accidental damage. We believe that our approach to the process sets us apart from any competition. Don’t just take our word for it, ask our clients.