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Step two: Survey

A site survey and analysis is necessary to produce a scaled plan of your garden and to record all of the relevant information to consider in the design.

The survey and site analysis consists of:

  • Measuring the site, building(s), access points, windows and ground levels.
  • Noting the particular characteristics of the entrance area: the setting, the soil type, drainage, aspect, views, existing plants, drains and manhole covers, local building materials and styles.
  • Assessing whether any views could be enhanced or obscured.
  • Photographing and sketching the site.

If the site is complex I would recommend that a firm of surveyors undertake this aspect of the work.

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