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In 2008 Michael graduated as a Garden designer from SERC School of Horticulture, Newtownards, NI, and est’d The Garden Design Shop (2008), an ethically independent Belfast based, garden & landscape design business. Michael has completed numerous designs both in the RoI & NI, & been invited recently to work on design briefs for both UK mainland & an international client.
1987 Michael graduated as a Civil engineer & has worked initially as a site & measurement engineer, graduating to Site Agent, project managing many high profile & challenging UK heavy civil engineering projects valued £0.25-£4.5M, (1987-2000), & honed many skills including contract management, site organisation, manpower & plant management, difficult sites, solving contractual & build programme issues & was responsible for preparing & agreeing many site final build measurement accounts & preparing claims for agreement & arbitration.
Est’d 1998, the Belfast based award winning building, light civil’s & landscape company Design & Construct Partnership Ltd. Build achievements include Ulster Rugby’s new Invalidity Stand at Ravenhill, bespoke houses, domestic extensions, garden rooms & many beautiful commercial & private family gardens. Since 2007, DCP have built five award winning show gardens.
Aug 2011 Michael submitted a large NI themed show garden design ‘Titanic Dreams’ for RHS Chelsea 2012 (£280k)
Why choose Michael?
• Good listening skills …….. quick to see client’s key aspirations
• takes time to study site genius, culture & assess clients likes/dis-likes
• Equally comfortable designing contemporary or themed gardens
• Experienced solving difficult sites, bad ground/ drainage/ steep site problems.
• Good Client/designer relationship key & will concept design quickly….
• Produce a well thought out, colourful & energetic conceptual designs
• Produces strong 3-D sketches, Mood boards & Perspective sketches
• Will produce a strong Master plan or part-plan design
• Incorporate contemporary garden offices, studios, sun-rooms
• Can re-design house / kitchen zones, seamlessly blended in with your new garden
• Produce accurate pre-tender garden build estimates
• Can specify all hard materials & planting plans to concept a whoa factor
• Michael personally project manages all builds
• Planting maintenance schedule
Working quickly and efficiently we are always looking for the next award winning client project
“We are delighted to have passed the MGDLA process usccessfully”
Michael Designs & Builds Gardens and available to work all over NI or indeed ROI.
One of Michaels goals is after the initial client consultation he will attempt to produce an initial design concept in 7 working days.
TEL: 0044 7774 183456