Design

Overview

Down2earth Creations is based in Pretoria South Africa, we work closely with individuals and families and ensures the best functional use of external space for their garden design is explored, and most importantly how that designed outdoor space communicates and interacts with the rest of their home.The strength and creative spirit of our design team has enabled our company to maintain a high standard in the residential landscaping arena. Our vibrant and well trained staff embrace each project with passion and brings a designed environment to life with the use of innovative products and best suitable plant species selection. We cater for projects both in the greater Gauteng area and nationally.

 

As responsible earth stewards we are inspired by our surrounding environment, architecture and landscape. We create living spaces that people want to spend time in. We design in- and outdoor spaces with our clients needs, hopes and personal ideals in mind and without our own preferences and prejudices. At the end of the day it is our clients who live in these areas.

Our highly creative design team has the capacity to handle a wide range of projects for private and commercial clients.   As a result of the high caliber of our design output, our projects are featured regularly in many major lifestyle and gardening magazines, national newspapers and have won national design awards.

We can be as involved in your project as you would like us to be – from simple pot and plant styling packages to a detailed garden where we document your garden and project manage the installation – it’s up to you. We love the opportunity to be involved in a project from inception to completion, we feel this maintains design integrity and ensures your project is built to our high standards.

Here follows a brief outline of the different levels of service we can provide.

Initial consultation

Every great project begins with understanding and transparency. Once we have received your initial inquiry, we will learn more about your project to ensure we are the right fit on both sides. If so, Cobus will schedule a meeting with you on site to further discuss your project brief.

Projects based outside Gauteng area inquiries will take place electronically via phone and email for this stage with site photos and architectural plans being shared before a meeting is confirmed. After that level of correspondence has taken place, a fee proposal tailored to your job, and outlining the scope of works, will be sent for your consideration.

Initial consultation – R450.00*

The preliminary design meeting is an opportunity for our clients to meet with our design team and develop an initial rapport.

The visit allows for in-depth discussions about what you want to achieve in your space, as well as a chance for the team to analyse the project heroes and constraints. This meeting is crucial to develop a good understanding of the scope of works that you would like us to help you with. We will need the following information to ensure a productive meeting:

  • A set of On-scale house plans (PDF Format or hard copy)
  • Current pictures of the house and garden.
  • Pictures and ideas of the type of garden style and elements your prefer.
  • Budget for the project
  • Time schedule, date the project must start, duration and expected finish 

Following  this meeting, our team will prepare a design fee proposal based on your  agreed scope of works for your approval.

Meeting duration runs up to 1 hour. Consultations are normally scheduled for Saturdays. 

Initial consultationR450.00 (incl VAT)* deducted from our design fees if you choose to proceed with our design services. Book your Preliminary Design Meeting today.. Contact us

*(10 km radius from our Menlo Park office only. Additional travel fee calculated at R2.50 per kilometer.)

Small space design

Small Space Design – from R2 500.00

As it’s name explains, our Small Space Design Service is targeted towards inner city balcony spaces needing an aesthetic update.  Incorporating Down2earth’s unique range of pots and accessories, it’s a great way to rejuvenate your outdoor space with pot, plant and furniture selections & layout.

The Small Space Design Service includes an on-site consultation where we attend your property, measure up your space and get a good understanding of the aspect and site constraints.

Following the site visit, the designer will prepare a layout plan which will provide location and specification of plants, pots and other design elements like furniture and cushions.  The layout plan is supported by a sample-board with imagery of all the suggested elements. 3D rendering of the design.

We will then present this to you in our shop space, along with detailed costing for supply and installation.  Down2earth source and implement all the products, like the pots & plants and outdoor furniture and decor. 

Small Space Design from R2 500.00 (VAT) includes one on-site consultation.* Book your Small space Design today.. Contact us

*(10 km radius from our Menlo Park office only. Additional travel fee calculated at R2.50 per kilometer.)

Courtyard design

Small Space Design – Courtyard Design – from R4,500.00

For the inner city space that needs a designer’s eye to cleverly pull together detailed surface finishes, thoughtful layout and an enticing plant palette.

Garden size: 30-200 sqm 

The courtyard design includes an on-site consultation where we attend your property, measure up your space and get a good understanding of the aspect and site conditions.  For larger spaces, we do require a scaled plan or survey from which to work from.

Following the site visit, the designer will prepare a landscape plan & elevations which will provide a high level of detail.  The plan is accompanied by a sample-board with imagery of all the suggested plant species and hard surface finishes.

We will then present this to you in our shop space, along with detailed costing for supply and installation of the specified plants, soil rejuvenation and irrigation.  We will then present this to you in our shop space, along with detailed costing for supply and installation.  Down2earth source and implement all the products, like the pots & plants and outdoor furniture and decor. 

Courtyard Design starts from R4,500 (incl. VAT) includes on-site consultation*.Book your Courtyard Design today.. Contact us

*(10 km radius from our Menlo Park office only. Additional travel fee calculated at R2.50 per kilometer.)

"A huge thank you to Cobus and the Down2earth team for the absolute fantastic transformation of our garden, we are overwhelmed at the perfection in the work"and the attention to detail.
Lindsey Bell
Customer 2019
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