We had been looking to do a total replacement of our back garden for some time and spoken to quite a few landscape “experts” but never felt they understood us or what we wanted. Having seen Darren’s vehicle parked up where he was working on another job I stopped and chatted. It was immediately clear he and Johnny were intent on getting detail right in what they were doing, and took pride in their work.
Meeting Darren at our home to discuss our plans and design his enthusiasm to take on our project was genuine and infectious. He rekindled our desire to get it done after many knock backs from others less committed.
What was obvious from day one was the total commitment they have to the job. Rain, shine, snow, blizzard, they worked through, always with a smile on their faces. Every night they cleared up as best could be done, tools were cleaned and stacked neatly away. Prep for next day was done. They tried to leave as little impact on us as possible given the magnitude of the job. Inevitably plans change once the land is being worked, and both Darren and Johnny would come up with ideas to make things better, even if it meant more work.
The attention to detail in everything they did was awesome to behold! I really did not think craftsmen like these guys existed today. The detail finish is wonderful and pleasure to see every time I walk into the completed garden. The fact that Darren brought the job in on budget is amazing. There were extras we asked for as we went along, which were all totally reasonably priced, no taking advantage of the customer. We loved having these guys around and don’t think we could have found better, I know from bitter experience of doing my front garden I can find a lot worse!
We will welcome them both back soon to lay us a new driveway, which I know will also look fantastic and be finished to the highest possible standard. As an aside, I spoke with the inspectors from Marshalls whilst they were on site and know how very impressed they are with the work of Darren and Johnny so the quality of their work is in the prep for what they do, not just the final finish.
Thanks guys, brilliant job, we are both really happy.
Tim and Helen
Steve and I had spent many months looking in to having a complete redesign for our garden (paving, lawn and borders) and through our research were so fortunate to come across Landscape by design. From the initial meeting with Darren to the completion of the project, the service provided was highly professional and faultless.
Darren and Johnny are a fantastic, friendly and very talented team. They showed enthusiasm and passion for their work at every stage of the job, with amazing attention to detail. They made sure that we were happy with decisions and always provided helpful advice as needed. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Their work was perfection and it was a real pleasure to see the project grow from beginning to end without any hitches.
We would welcome anybody to come and view their work and cannot recommend or thank Darren highly enough for such an amazing job….definitely ‘best by far’!
Another extremely satisfied and happy customer!
I had been contemplating having my drive done for some time, however I wasn’t sure of what material colours shape etc. I wanted.
I decided to enquire on Facebook would anybody recommend a company which could help me with ideas and then proceed with the work.
Daz Smith MD of Landscape by Designs was the clear winner, so I contacted him.
He came to visit me at my home bringing materials and a brochure for me to look at and gave me lots of ideas; he was professional, courteous and above all experienced.
I knew he was the one so I booked him there and then. He is extremely busy so I had to wait a while but it was definitely worth the wait.
It took 7 days to complete the drive and the side of my house, the preparation and the detail which has gone into the work is second to none.
Daz is absolutely meticulous with his work and pays attention to every detail ensuring the finished product is the best it can possibly be, he is a true perfectionist!!
My drive is now finished and I cannot fully express how delighted I am with it.
My neighbours have enquired for work to be carried out by him and friends and family are amazed at how high the quality of work is, they will only be using him for any future work to be carried out.
The workmanship which has gone into every detail to what I can only describe as a work of art… he is that good!!
Exceptionally high quality workmanship at an affordable price…
I would only recommend Landscape by Design and would welcome anybody to view is work just ring Daz and he can arrange it.
A very, very happy customer.
If you want perfection then Landscape by Design is for you. This is the second lot of work we have had done by Darren having been impressed when we had our drive done 18 months ago. He treats every job as his own, turns up on time, works hard and clears up each day before he leaves. He has an eye for design and detail and to say we are pleased with the job is an understatement!! Cannot recommend Darren and his able co worker John enough, one very happy customer!!
Joan and David Stewart
Landscape by Design made an excellent job of our new driveway and we get lots of comments as to how good it now looks. Darren and his team were very hard working and completed the job on schedule. In addition to this Darren was very useful with his knowledge and input as to what materials to use and how to design the pattern. We chose the Marshall’s Tegular blocks and Darren’s attention to detail in laying and cutting them was superb. Overall a great job, all at a good competitive price and backed by a 10 year guarantee. We are very, very pleased and would recommend this company.
Landscape by Design completed the replacement of the old `brindle` block driveway July 2013 to our complete satisfaction! Darren showed his true professional character from the initial prompt email correspondence (that gives one confidence, as well as confirmation of experience of building driveways .. and throughout the project to completion. Darren and his team transformed our driveway with real pride, care, dedication, and hard graft during long days. Darren talked us through the process day by day in order to satisfy precisley as required. I am an attention to detail sort of person .. and Darren & team are a match! .. just as particular .. nothing was too much trouble .. and they dealt with requests with friendly good humour. John (the master of `perfect` block cuts) cut blocks beautifully around the corners & kerbs, and around two manhole covers in order to camoflage & match up blocks. Neighbours have commented that the drive looks bigger! .. no .. it`s just that the new Tegula Traditional paler blocks give that illusion.
Professional friendly company .. with the experience and dedication to produce perfect driveways to customers requirements .. highley recommended!
Mike and Lynne Riley, Norden.
Landscape by design supplied and installed 2 paved areas, new lawn, and a play area for my daughter. Darren was clear and helpful with regards to ideas such as finishing touches to hide things like manholes and the bottom of next doors fence bases (things you can’t do much about). We agreed a start date and finish date both of which were met and the price was honoured too – ie no silly extra charges for unforseens.
The lads worked tirelessly, talked to us about progress on a daily basis, their finishing work was imacculate and they tidied up properly afterwards. Darren was also on hand after the job was complete to give advice on aftercare for my lawn. Couldn’t recommend them enough !!
We would highly recommend using Landscape by Design. The quality of work and attention to detail is nothing short of excellent!
They have a great work ethic and kept within budget and timescale coping admirably, and with good humour, to a variety of requests for additional jobs or alterations to the original design – on which Darren offered great advice based on his expertise.
Throughout the whole project there was no unnecessary mess and everywhere was left clean and tidy at the end of each day. Justifiably, there have been lots of complimentary comments from neighbours and passers-by impressed on how good a job was being done.
So……friendly, hardworking, reliable and perfectionists – a proper treat!! Needless to say we are delighted with our new driveway.
P.S. I think it’s worth mentioning that this is the first time in his entire life where my husband hasn’t gone around and ‘tidied/fixed/tweaked etc. a job that we’ve had done by someone else…..RESULT!
Kim and Graham Price
Darren came highly recommended to us, and deservedly so! His approach to his work was friendly and professional throughout. He patiently and promptly responded to our numerous questions, and he and his colleagues worked tirelessly to achieve exactly what we wanted. He has great design ideas for even the most clueless (us!) and doesn’t overcharge so you get a fantastic job for a very reasonable price. Quick, reliable, thorough, tidy…the list goes on!
Landscape By Design transformed what was essentially waste ground into a stunning contemporary space, perfect for relaxing or entertaining in. We couldn’t praise them highly enough! Thank you very much lads
Mr and Mrs Christian, Middleton
Landscape by design did a great job on our back and front gardens, they are now easy to look after, stress free and beautiful to relax in.Thank you for a very professional job.
Mr & Mrs Huddart Little Lever