With over 40 years’ experience across the team, ELD can provide the majority of Services listed in the Landscape Consultant’s Appointment, issued by the Landscape Institute.
ELD derive enormous satisfaction from being part of the design process and implementation of commercial, industrial and residential masterplanning projects ranging from £25,000 to £20 million.
ELD has identified industrial developments as those that include large ‘sheds’, such exhibition centres, DIY stores, grain stores and retail parks and schemes with non-residential uses, such as petrol filling stations and recycling centres. Projects range from detailed landscape proposals and planning liaison to Visual Impact.
Working with major national and regional developers we have provided Environmental Impact Assessments, Landscape and Visual Appraisals, (LVA), ecological reports, tree surveys, detailed plot design, public realm and play area designs.
The key benefit of an ELD appointment is that nothing is too much trouble and our guarantees deliver reliability.
The information on the audit is – as always – just what I needed. I have already had a very productive meeting with one of the contractors which has highlighted failings by both us and them.
It’s a slow process, but I still want to improve our schemes, and their implementation, as far as I can, and am grateful for your help. Thanks again.
What can I say! Exceptional service! Really appreciated. Thanks!
A lot of bureaucrats grabbed the chance to ‘have ago’ at this application - the amount of obstructions has been shocking but we won through. Ruth is very competent and a pleasure to work with.
Ruth and her team have totally transformed our external living space. Her attention to detail has produced a stunning garden that has evolved out of what was essentially an area of open grass, which now contains gardens within a garden, with sophisticated terraces and water features; a tennis court; wildlife areas as well as beautifully constructed borders. These borders are brimming with colour all year and it is an absolute delight to behold. Thank you.
The garden looks really good this summer, even the laurels have come into their own! It is becoming a real joy and much admired by everyone who visits us.
ELD transformed our ordinary estate house garden into an enchanting, secluded extension of our living area. The garden incorporated an extensive walled patio area for barbecues and for outdoor dining, pergolas covered in wisteria and clematis and a shady area for those hot summer days.
The design incorporated two distinct areas; a Mediterranean style gravel patio area and a lawn shrub / herbaceous garden. We feel that our garden was a real asset as when we put our house up for sale it sold within the week (we had two offers in that first week) at a price higher than the valuations. All of the viewers commented on the distinctive garden. We have again invited ELD to design our garden in our new house.
Well done team. I met up with a Director at Carter Jonas (who do a lot of work for the Crown Estate) the other week and he said that the Crown Estate thought Elsenham went well and are even using the approach as a template for other planning applications.
Always a real pleasure to talk to you. Your incredible commitment and sheer unadulterated passion for the job bring enormous benefits to any scheme that you are involved in.
Throughout the negotiation process, Ruth in particular displayed a complete understanding of our requirements, provided considerable design skills and technical expertise, and was very effective in negotiating with various members of our design team and local authority officers.
The end result has been the creation of a very high quality landscape scheme which perfectly compliments our own design philosophy.
On the basis of my experience I would have no hesitation in recommending ELD for future projects.
Congratulations to you for doing a stunning piece of work and for working so hard in getting this through and approved by the planners. The client and I knew that from our first meeting with you we had chosen the right person to work on this project and it was a relief to me, after introducing you that we all got on very well together.
I will very much look forward to seeing you again for that cuppa but not to say goodbye, but to hopefully celebrate the completion of the lake and to work together on others in the future.
On behalf of myself and my fellow directors I would like to thank you for the tremendous effort and enthusiasm shown in bringing the Cheveley development to a successful conclusion last week.
The professionalism that was shown was highly commendable and we look forward to working with you in the near future.
Excellent one and all. I was on site this morning and only heard good things about the scheme. It has been a great pleasure working with ELD and the results speak for themselves. Well done and thank you.
Congratulations. Excellent result team. Look forward to working with you again.
It has been a pleasure working with ELD and my heartfelt thanks for your thorough investigations and reports which enabled us to get validated and secure planning consent without a hitch.
May I pass on my sincerest thanks to all for your various contributions to the success of the application. This is an excellent result and I look forward to welcoming you all to visit the finished development. Onwards and upwards to the next.
The new planting proposal by Elwood Landscaping Design is excellent in my view, and may be accepted as satisfying the requirement of any future planning permission landscape condition. A very wide range of plant species and some real design flair has gone into the treatment of the frontage garden area. I am pleased to note the Catalpa is used to reflect the preserved ones that may be lost to the development.
I cannot recommend Elwood Landscape Design enough. They are competitive and helpful and I suggest they go on your recommended list where you require landscape design services.
ELD has provided a combination of excellent service, high quality design philosophy and meeting of tight deadlines, in a constantly professional and friendly manner, which has led to the success of this project.
A very thorough job.... Excellent piece of work...
I have reviewed the excellent work done by Abby and would suggest that the next stage is a meeting with the local authority
I recommend Elwood Landscape Design as an extremely professional team of Landscape Architects.
Due to my own intense work schedule I was unable to devote sufficient personal time that my landscape project required. No problem, ELD took what was a complex requirement and broke it into manageable pieces engaging specialists in associated fields as required, completing the project with the highest level of professionalism.
Regular updates were provided, but the service I find most reassuring is the way they dealt with the other specialists and the government agencies, clearly defining and managing the project from start to finish, keeping a close watch on the costs incurred and adhering to the legislation required.
I consider myself fortunate that I found ELD; a personal; customer focused; professional team that I can’t fault and will certainly reuse in the future for other projects.
Thanks to you and Abby for attending the interview on Monday. The quality of candidates and presentations was high and it has been a difficult decision for South Norfolk DC to make. We felt that your vision for the site and enthusiasm you had for the project exceeded the other candidates and we would like to offer you the contract of Landscape Architect. We will invite you to our next design meeting with the Princes Foundation to enable you to assess the project more fully
Further to the various site meetings in relation to the trees and landscape at Netherne, I would like to put on record my appreciation of the standard of design and the care and attention given to the details for this major scheme. Your comprehensive and professional attention has produced a scheme of high quality in relation to the tree and landscape works
Excellent one and all. Was on site this morning and only heard good things about the scheme. It has been a great pleasure working with you and the results speak for themselves. Well done and thank you