Residential Services


Newforms Landscape Architecture along with its partner company Phase3 Landscape Construction offer a full service from the design and drawings to a high quality finished landscape project.


The first step is to organise an initial consultation to assess the project. This can either occur in the office free of charge, or we charge an hourly rate including travel if it is requested that we meet on site.

For the initial consultation the Client should prepare the following:

1. Plans (including Site Plan, Floor Plans, Sections & Elevations)
2. Wish List/ Design Brief
3. Consideration of Budget

Following the initial consultation, the Client will be presented with a scope of works/ project brief including a fee for schematic design for the project.



Following the initial consultation and scope formulation, the schematic design or concept development stage begins with thorough site assessment to determine specific site conditions or requirements and evaluate local laws and council requirements prior to developing the basic object and spatial program for the project. Thorough and continued correspondence during this stage with the client ensures the best possible outcome and in turn fulfils the needs and expectations of the client. Using sketches, drafting and 3D modelling, Newforms compose a comprehensive design solution and procure associated costs ready for presentation to the client. Furthermore following client review, slight adjustments to the design can be made at this stage before proceeding into the next phase of the project.

The schematic design is based on the scope of works or  project brief document with the following deliverables:

1. Landscape Concept Plan, including indicative materials, planting palette & lighting design
2. 3D modelling to explain the concept

Indicative construction cost is provided by Newforms partner company Phase3 Landscape Construction. Newforms confirm fees for design development, council submission and documentation drawings and specification upon completion of schematic design.



The drawings produced at this stage are called construction drawings and comprise of a detailed set of drawings that are produced to enable the successful installation and completion of a project by a building contractor.

Newforms liaise with relevant consultants (eg. Engineers) and any elements that require Local Government Planning Approval will be undertaken during this stage. Newforms will prepare the necessary drawings for application submissions to Council.

The project then needs to be developed into a final design solution with the production of detailed documentation drawings and specification suitable for tendering and construction.

The documentation drawings and specification are issued for pricing to Phase3 Landscape Construction to confirm a fixed construction cost.

The price is finalised and the Building Contract signed. The drawings and specification are issued as a construction set and the project is scheduled for implementation.



Newforms construction administration includes the following:

1. Contract management
2. Regular attendance at site to inspect the construction works
3. Ongoing liaison with the client and contractor
4. Reviewing progress claims
5. Reviewing variations
6. Endorsing the project is completed as specified.


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