Aura Landscapes FAQs
Once you have enquired, we will be in touch to book you in for an initial consultation with Mike. After you’re booked in, you will receive a confirmation email with the date, time and what to expect at this consultation.
• CAD (Computer Aided Design) = £295 + VAT
• Hand-drawn Bespoke Garden Design = £595 + VAT
To confirm your initial consultation, there is a fee of £50 plus VAT which will be sent to you by invoice. The fee must be paid 24 hours before the consultation. Your consultation fee will be taken off the build total. If you choose to have a design following the initial consultation, then you would be charged the design fee separately ie. £295 or £595 plus VAT. This would be invoiced once you have agreed to proceed and again would need paying a minimum of 7 days before the second consultation.
To confirm your initial consultation, there is a fee of £50 plus VAT which will be sent to you on invoice via email. The fee must be paid 24 hours before the consultation. After your consultation at the project site, Mike will put together your quote and if you choose to accept this quote your consultation fee will be taken off the deposit required to secure a project installation start date.
This site visit is approximately between 30 minutes to 1 hour in duration. In this consultation, Mike will discuss your project and ideas, as well as take measurements and assess the site to get an accurate quote. We will also ask you to make some decisions on which paving products you would like, so we can arrange for samples to be sent directly to you. This does not mean you must have these products, but it helps when making the final decision.
After your consultation, Mike will put together your quote and this will be sent to you in the post – keep an eye out for a big green envelope! The average wait for a quote is 7 – 14 days from initial consultation.
If you have chosen to have a CAD (Computer Aided Design) or hand-drawn bespoke design together with installation, there is a design fee after the initial consultation. This is paid after the initial visit to enable us to spend time producing the design, sourcing materials and most importantly designing something that is within your budget to suit your needs. The next step is a second site visit to present the design, go through samples and see how you want to proceed, this does not require a booking fee. This second visit will be booked in once the design is ready, this is estimated to be 7 to 21 days after requesting the design service. The second consultation should take between 45 to 60 minutes.
After you have completed payment for the design, you will own it and can proceed with a different company if you wish.
Once you have accepted your quote, we will provide a project installation start date. You will also receive a contract, payment plan and our terms and conditions. To confirm this start date, there is a deposit (15% of your quote) where the initial site visit fee of £50 + VAT is deducted. Mike will also book in a final consultation to confirm the finer details of your installation, which will be a few weeks before your start date and there is no fee.
Aura Landscapes is generally more expensive than other landscapers that may quote you in your local area. An average cost for a driveway is £200 per metre squared and a patio is £300 per metre squared. This is a complete materials and labour cost and will vary considerably depending on products used, drainage required, access to property and size of area. We tend to be more expensive as we focus on quality of installation, supporting our staff with good wages and training, plus holding full insurances.