Firstly, we need to know the size, accessibility and configuration of your garden.
Please measure the length of the garden and the width of the garden. Length (M) X Width(M) = m2. If your garden is very large we can estimate from google earth. If you don’t have a measuring tape to hand, please use one long stride as 1m.
Please measure the width of side passage for machine access. Having no side-passage access increases the complexity of a project.
Many gardens require old decking to be removed, trees to be removed that block light or have died, shrubs that have become overgrown.
Lawn Area Size
Please measure the length of the lawn and the width of the lawn. If it is an unusual shape you can measure a triangle, multiply the base by the height and then divide by 2.
Please specify the approximate spend you envisage.
Please specify the approximate length of your fence.
How to take photos
Please take photos from the front and back of the garden and from opposing angles.
Do you need a patio?
Granite is a hard wearing and prestigious paving type. Its machine cut edges and even surface lends it to a more contemporary style. It is available in two different colours and many different sizes. It is very suitable to the Irish climate. It can be used with sawn edged granite of different textures or a combination of different edging stone depending on the style required. We would normally recommend that the paving be edged if the exterior walls and house are uneven.
Limestone is a hard wearing and extremely durable paving type. It is available in many different colours and quite often has different patterns/colours through out. We generally like to lay it in a opus format. It is available in tumbled finish which adds slightly to the cost but gives a more aged look to the stone.
Sandstone are a slightly softer stone and is available in a wide range of colours. It is slightly cheaper to buy. Its unique quality is the range of patterns and colours which are available. We would only recommend sandstone on a south facing or westerly aspect as it does tend to become quite dirty and algae/moss can build up quickly in the Irish climate..
Travertine has been traditionally used in the Mediterranean countries. It has a distinct character and is generally laid slightly thicker. It is relatively hard wearing and traditionally has a pitted surface that is generally filled when pointing it in. It does give a contemporary feel to a garden
Do you need lawn area?
Do you need a low maintenance subsitute?
Bark mulch can be used to keep down the weeds. It can be used with or without a mypex weed barrier and is sometimes used in planted areas to keep the weeds out and the moisture in.
There are many types of gravel available and a large price range. This can also be used on driveways and planted areas.
Do you need a fence?
Do you need planting?
No side passage
Your budget is X% over your initial budget. You can revise your choices here. €€€ choices indicate the most expensive materials & plants, € the least expensive. To submit your project with the existing budget, please continue.
If there are any extra features such as a water feature, fire pit, patio heater, lighting or BBQ please specify your needs in the box below.
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You have plans for your garden and we´d like to do business with you. Many residential gardens require a patio, lawn, fencing or planting, so we have devised an online estimator to help you plan your project. Follow our six simple steps to have an online estimate in minutes.
You will need to broadly measure your garden first (use a long stride if you can´t find your measuring tape!) and you can send us photos too.
Please use the icons for help & more information about materials at every step. Images with €€€ symbols are more expensive.
(Disclaimer: The online estimate is only a guideline price. All estimates are subject to a client meeting before a final garden quote can be provided).