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

"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
"Our renovations turned out better than what we had expected. Life Outside gave our family home the changes we wanted but could not come up with ourselves. They delivered a concept idea , made a few changes we wanted and then delivered to plan and budget. Our home is the talk of Beaumont Hills , our friends and family love to come over and enjoy our life outside . The after sales experince has also been great , have come back and made sure we are happy . I would highly recommend them"
John Amiradaki - Beaumont Hills, NSW
"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
"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
"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
"My wife and I had very little knowledge and experience regarding landscaping. We came across Life outside and from the get go they were brilliant and very helpful during the design stage, all the way through to project completion. Life outside employees were courteous and professional while working onsite and have done a wonderful job providing those final touches to our newly built home. We have now beautiful landscaping around our house along with a gorgeous deck in our backyard.My wife and I are very happy and highly recommend Life outside to anyone who is looking to landscape their property. "
Carlos Alves - Stanhope Gardens, NSW
" From the moment we met Matt, Dan and Dave we knew we were in good hands.We chose A Better Life Outside to assist us with designing and completing the landscaping of our back yard. Having decided to install a new swimming pool and outdoor entertaining area, we worked with Matt and Dan to come up with the design. They brought plenty of ideas to the table and, more importantly, really listened to what we wanted.Once the design was finalised, Dave took over the construction management and worked with Ernie, Josh and others to bring it all to life.Looking back, it was a great experience for us. Whether it be slight adjustments we needed to make or general silly questions, nothing was ever too much trouble. The team were always respectful, friendly, professional and left the place clean and tidy each day.If we ever had to do it all again, I wouldn't hesitate using them. "
Steve & Yvette Amies - Glenmore Park, 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
"A better life outside provide all your outdoor living needs from deckings, pegolas, paving, driveways and fencing. The friendly staff of a better life outside make the whole experience of creating a beautiful outdoor living area most enjoyable. Melis and myself are over the moon with how beautiful and everything looks. Family and friends were in awe of the beautiful decking and pegola and the landscaped gardens.The workmanship is first class and Rob the site foreman and his team were a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend a better life outside to anyone wants to add style and class to there outdoor areas."
Jeff & Melisa Hanslow - Dulwich Hill, 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