"Since starting as a designer I have always used hand drawn plans with isometrics and a colour rendered version to assist in customer visualisation. I started to use Google sketchup last year as an exercise on some designs that were already built,…"
"I have found most clients do prefer the CAD drawing and it saves me alot of time!! So although hand drawing is nicer over all - I tend to only do the rough / starter sketches by hand. Also, with CAD (or sketchup or other) I can even design in the…"
"Thanks for the kind words Phil. I'm hoping that things will take off this year as I, somewhat stupidly, decided to start up as freelance last Autumn - you know, just as everyone winds down for a few months!"
"Welcome to LJN David
"I'm aware that this is blatant plugging of my business, but I'm hoping that this is permitted ;-)"
I think you've done it in a gentlemanly fashion. However if you unlock your profile the benefits could…"
"Hello, I'm new to the forum so my initial course of action was to seek out topics that strike a chord with me. I also use SketchUp and it really is fantastic (once you've overcome the somewhat daunting learning curve). I used to use it to…"
I Have been in the landscaping business for nearly 20 years and have recently gained a Diploma in Garden Design from the Institute of Garden Design.
My aim is to create gardens that will be functional enjoyable and affordable and most of all to the personal requirements of each individual client.
I enjoy every aspect of the process from first meeting my clients right through to seeing a design in it's finished form. also being able to visit in the future to see how the garden has developed over time.
I am in the process of developing my website with a veiw of which services I can provide ,and also a gallery showing the work I have completed in the past. I hope it will be of interest to prospective clients and to fellow designers/lanscapers alike.(My IT skills aren't the best so any tips would be appreciated )
Hi nice to meet you and more than that to see I am not the only one online at 7:30 weekend.
so good morning early bird.
Its great that you can offer nearly everything in landscaping.
and not jut that you said affordable that mean you can deal with all sorts of budgets-so, I am sure you are very busy.
Did you see the enviro Raised bed ,Its a wonderful solution for many situations veg beds, high borders,even as a terrace on a slope garden .probably less than half of the cost of any other materials.
I dont know much about all the plants in the UK or institutes- but but very keen to learn.
but I brought with me lots of solutions,experience with products that I bring from Israel .
what I find hard is when people dont try to have a look before they say know.
I was tought that a gardeners need to bring fashions to customers and I used to think that a garden designer should even be creative and create fashions.
just sharing the way I see things to see what do you think about that?
I am sure you have more experiance than me dont get me wrong.
I will go now to work on my website.
you always welcome to contact