Our Design & Construction process

How We Work

 

Understanding how we work at A Better Life Outside.

Before signing up with a landscaping partner it is important to know how they will work and what to expect. Our landscape design process includes:

1. Initial landscape design consultation:

This is a 90min meeting in which our designer comes out on site to meet with you. They will determine the scope of the project, your likes and dislikes, budget and required function of the project. They will take into consideration the existing environment and structures and suggest best placement of materials and colour schemes. They can provide you with the options and ideas to help achieve your dream, pending budget of course.  The consultation is primarily done for two reasons:
1.   To determine the scope of work and therefore the cost of a design if required,  &
2.   To provide as much good advice as possible so you're able to make informed decisions moving forward with your outdoor project.

We charge $350.00 for Design Consultations

After the consultation, you will receive from us:
- An outline of the agreed scope of works
- Confirmation of your budget if indicated, or whether the design is to be treated as a master plan for staged works
- A design fee proposal detailing the costs for plans, elevations or 3D designs if required

The consultation fee is deducted from the cost of a design should you choose to proceed with A Better Life Outside.

2. Design Stage:

We will taylor a design package to suit your project and your ability to be able to invisage the completed concept. The two main design options are:

a) Standard 2D Design Package - This includes a 2D concept design, a planting plan and elevations if deemed required.

b) 3D Design Package - This includes everything in the 2D package but also includes 3D rendered images of the finished product. You can even get a a 3D video to fly you through your new outdoor room or landscape while it's still on the drawing board!

 

3. Construction:

If your project requires aproval, we can lias your local council or a private certifying authority and look after the whole approval process for you. Once all aprovals are finalised, we hand you over to one of the best builders in the business for construction, while keeping in touch along the way to ensure the best outcome in your journey to a better life outside!

Contact us now to find out more!

 

3D Designs now available

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Testimonials

"Unfortunately, having owner built our house a few years ago I had very little faith in tradies being reliable, neat and professional.This all changed recently when we hired "A Better Life Outside" to work on our outdoor living area.The project manger from A better life Outside was very transparent, friendly and professional throughout the entire design and quotation process. When the construction started the trades people were polite, neat, fast and likable.I would come home everyday to a literally spotless work site, the entire experience was excellent from start to finish and we now have our dream outdoor living area all within budget, timeframe, headache free.I would have no hesitation in recommending this business.  "
Michael & Cathleen Tran - Yagoona NSW
"I really appreciated how completely at ease Matt and the team made me feel during my renovation. Having groups of tradesmen at home can sometimes be a bit daunting, but the team were just so friendly and approachable right from the start. They did a fantastic job in converting my vague ideas into reality!"
Yvette Lim - Beaumont Hills
"I can honestly say that the experience was amongst the best I have enjoyed in the many years of engaging contractors at various residencies that we have decorated or renovated. The team all worked very hard on-site with no issues or concerns noted by either myself nor raised by my neighbours. The quality of the workmanship was extremely high and the team were very responsive to any minor adjustment that I asked for as the project unfolded. The planting went very well and I was impressed with the high quality of the plants delivered. My wife and I now enjoy driving into the front driveway and seeing the green grass, the rich garden and experiencing the bubbling of the water and the various lights as the sun goes down."
Kevin Manuel - Seaforth, NSW
"I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my renovation, from the conceptual design and initial pricing discussions, through to the speed and quality of workmanship delivered. The balance between aesthetics and practicality was perfect, with the finished result being a yard I can relax or entertain friends in all year round."
John Myler - Ermington, NSW
"Hired to complete landscaping on a Duplex project. Very professional & courteous. Completed on time and was very happy with the results. Made a huge difference given some difficulties with other contractors who had worked on the retaining walls and drainage ;- only wish I had found out about lifeoutside before, as I would have given them the entire job!"
Paul Burslem - Ermington, NSW
"We are "over the moon" with the finished product and are enjoying it beyond belief. I would have to say you guys are the ultimate professionals in your trade and we just keep telling everyone how great you guys are! "
Brad Phillips - Rouse Hill, NSW
"I just wanted to send a note expressing my true delight at dealing with both Matt and Dan. The service we received was above and beyond and extremely knowledgable. Both the guys were professional, friendly and very clever. Our experience has been one we will share with whomever will listen. We certainly wish we had engaged life outside prior to commencing any work around our home, we will now know for the future. Great customer service is few and far between in this present day, it was extremely refreshing to have such an enjoyable experience with Matt and Dan. Please pass on our gratitude to the guys."
Nicole Momirovski - West Pennant Hills
"I engaged A Better Life Outside to remodel my rear courtyard. I had a specific concept in mind and the team were not only able to deliver what I wanted, they improved on the idea. Two years later I am still thrilled with the result. The courtyard is the focus of all of my entertaining and it is my own private oasis. The best part was it was like "backyard blitz" once they started. Three days and it was all done and everything as neat and clean as a pin. Well done team. "
Gwyn Morgan - Leichhardt, NSW
"We found the level of service and professionalism of everyone at "A Better Life Outside" to be exemplary - they completed our retaining wall and garden bed in the time frame we expected and were more than happy to tackle a couple of extra tasks for us when asked.The staff also cleaned up after themselves at the end of each day.The design and brain storming process was also a breeze both Matt and Dan were more than willing to listen to and work with our ideas -but were also happy to suggest alernatives and work within our budget.Highly recommended and will use them again for the next stage of our project."
Chris Ladomatos - Kellyville, NSW
"To landscape my backyard & installation of pool & decking. From the time of the first discussion to the completion of the job I found Matt & his team to be professional at all times. They listened to what the girls & I wanted & managed to have the job completed in a very tight time frame in time for Xmas"
Janette Hajinakitas - Greenacre, NSW