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Garden Design Glasgow

Martin Watt Garden Designs create stunning yet practical and functional outdoor spaces and details.

 The design process realises the potential of a space and budget, with innovative ideas, individually tailored to a clients' needs.

Getting Started

To Start - Most projects begin with an initial discussion over the phone to get an outline of what a client wants and how I can help. Initial telephone discussions are of course free of charge but survey and sketch designs are chargeable relative to the scale of work needed.

Timing - The earlier I am involved the more benefits I can deliver for the same fee and I regularly coordinate with Architects, Engineers, Builders and Planners to design work for later phases.


References - I can of course give you any references you need if you have not come to me from a recommendation.


Survey - I then arrange a site visit and detailed survey so we can exact our discussions and ideas right from the start.


Initial Ideas - I look through brochures and my portfolios with clients to identify their style, starting points and mood board selections.

Develop Design

Design Development to Finale - I spend as much time as it takes to get the design right and on budget. The design drawings can then be detailed up as much as is needed to suit the client and project.

I am happy to produce alternative designs and costings, different choices of materials and styles. Some clients like to see some of my previous work which I am happy to do.

I can also bring clients samples of any materials as well as further brochures.

I can even help with choosing and sourcing feature pieces like ornaments and furniture.

Fixed Price Build Quote - Once a design is finalised if clients wish I can then brief a recommended contractor with a set of drawings to get a detailed fixed price quotation for the works.

Clients are then advised to visit some previous projects of the contractor to see their workmanship and allow them to make an informed choice in awarding a contract.


Permissions Required - If the project requires planning permission or a building warrant I can deal with those applications and obtain all permissions required and completion certificates.

Commission a Contractor - The work can then be commissioned to a contractor and if needed I can help project manage the work and am available over the phone for help and support to get the best possible job done.


Project Management - I offer a flexible project management service for larger or more complex projects where specialist works or custom built details are wanted.

I can co-ordinate all trades on site to fixed prices and ensure attention to detail and quality workmanship as needed to complete the project.

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