These tips are intended as a basic guide and not as detailed specifications. It is essential that any design conforms with current Building
1:15recommended maximum gradient.
1:20 is the preferred maximum gradient. A gradient of 1:12 is the maximum given in the British Standards. In practice, this gradient is to steep for older people and wheelchair users. Although a slightly steeper gradient over a shorter distance may be easier to handle than a gentler one over a long distance. Long gradients of more than 1:20 should have level resting areas at about every 30m.
First Visit is free, to meet and talk over your ideas and mobility needs, together we'll have a look
round your garden and if necessary agree a meeting to prepare a detailed brief and the basis of the design. In most cases, unless you specifically request a detailed drawing, design and plan, or
the changes are large scale. I prepare a free, fairly detailed quote and charges for drawings won't be necessary.
Paid Design, layout and drawings (optional)
If you prefer to have a drawing and layout plan,
detailing the proposals for your garden, including areas of hard landscaping and planting plans. Our garden designer will meet with you to agree the outline. Draw up the Layout Plan showing the
position of the main features, dimension and how the garden is to be set out and constructed to meet your specific mobility needs. It's the basis for us or a landscape gardening contractor of
your choice to build your Garden from.
If necessary, separate drawings can be provided of raised beds, ramps and pathways, etc.
I hope our quote is competitive and you select us to construct your new "easier to get around" garden. If not you can at least choose your own landscape gardener, knowing the work is being
carried out to our design.
Planting plans and raised borders.
Planting plans for easily accessed borders, detail the name of each plant, position, spacing for planting and quantities required.
Supply and PlantingWe can build the raised beds, source the plants, and plant them.
The services of a local maintenance gardener in your area can be arranged.
Finally a summary of changes and tips that will make gardening a bit safer and more enjoyable for elderly people, gardeners with a disability and wheelchair gardeners.