Landscaping: Watchpoints

A good site plan as part of your construction drawings will take landscaping requirements into account, although on many self-builds there is little to no landscaping plan apart from complying the planning requirements which usually stipulate the need for native hedging and some trees around the site boundaries. 

However a detailed plan of what the site is meant to look like – even if you don’t have the funds for it now – will be time well spent.  

The design brief should ask you about your current (and intended future) lifestyle, including leisure, children, pets, hobbies and health and fitness; and also should investigate your commitment to green living, sustainability and self-sufficiency.