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About us

Dorset based landscape gardeners with over 20 years experience.

About Dorset Design & Build

Your garden is an extra room; don't waste it! Let us design and build a beautiful, useful, outdoor space you'll love.

At DDB we survey, design and build gardens throughout Dorset offering individual garden designs that make the most of your outdoor space.

DDB gardens are created to fit your lifestyle; we talk to you to understand how you and your family want to use the space, and work creatively to include functional features and add value. We also consider how much time, energy and money you expect to invest in future maintenance to influence the materials and planting we suggest. We want you to be able to enjoy every inch of your garden and you won’t find any ‘one size fits all’ design solutions from us, every garden we work on is individually planned, one off and unique.

Once work starts on the transformation of your garden you can trust us to work efficiently and be professional, polite and tidy. We’ll keep you informed about what’s going on during every step of the project. Our team is highly skilled with years of experience and we guarantee the highest quality workmanship.

Why not get in touch for a consultation? From problem solving ideas to complete garden landscaping solutions, DDB is your Dorset garden specialist!

 

Our Process

You get in touch – You can call us on the phone or contact us via the email form on this site and we’ll get back to you within a couple of days.

We arrange a meeting – We’ll come to you so we can talk about your brief and survey the area to be worked on.

Presenting designs – Based on our meeting we will go away and design a garden for you. We’ll take into account your needs, the site survey and budget to make sure we get it right. We will present our design to you together with samples of the finishes we plan to use and photos of the planting we have suggested. We’ll look at every detail with you explaining choices and ideas and making changes until you are completely happy.

Final design and budget – You’ll get a copy of the finalised design and a detailed budget breakdown for your approval.

We agree a schedule – We’ll agree a start date and make you aware of key milestones in the schedule so you know what to expect and know when we will complete the project.

Getting started – The first stage uses state of the art laser technology to translate design plans from our laptop onto your garden so we can mark out all the features ready for landscaping.

Ongoing work – We are committed to sticking to time schedules and because we have our own machinery there are no hold ups waiting for equipment. Projects have a set format with the important groundwork to shape your garden happening first, followed by hard landscaping to add fences, walls, decking and ponds. The final stage is soft landscaping where we bring in turf, plants, garden furniture and design features to complete the garden. Our project manager co-ordinates timely delivery of materials and collection of waste as required keeping things on track. We also ensure all work conforms to the necessary building standards for your peace of mind.

Final sign off – Once you are completely happy with everything the project can be signed off, but this need not be the end! We can offer general advice on keeping your gardens in tip-top condition so don’t be afraid to keep in touch. Seeing our gardens grow and mature is a real treat so we’re always pleased to hear from you.

Our Team

Peter Jenkins

Head Designer

Head Designer, Chief Landscaper and Global Implementation Co-ordinator. Peter is the first man you'll meet and the man to make sure the job gets done! He's been 'doing gardens' for over 17 years now and hasn't yet found a garden he can't improve!!

Jordan Ling

Designer

Our newest garden designer also specialises in 3D visualisation. He is a Dorset native from Poole. Jordan studied Landscape Architecture at Kingston University in London. Since then he has worked as a landscape designer for various local companies.

Tom Gleason

Foreman

Tom began working with Dorset Design & Build in 2005 and through various courses and on-site experience, he has gained a vast knowledge in most aspects of garden landscaping. Twelve years on and Tom still has the same motivation and love for the job as he ever did.

Joshua Hurley

Landscaper

Josh studied horticulture and arboriculture at university and spent 12 years working as a tree surgeon. He recently completed a fine furniture production and design course and specialises in carpentry work for us. His passion for design and woodwork as well as his horticultural experience are a great combination

Jeff Edwards

Master Builder

Jeff has been working in the landscaping and building industry for over 20 years, specialising in carpentry. He started his career working for his fathers building company when he left school and has worked on a many different projects over the years, everything from modern new builds to old listed country houses.

Shannon Oxford

Landscaper

Shannon has been involved in landscaping for most of his life, having learnt his skills in the family business. He's our big machine man having previously used 37tonne diggers on commercial sites, however he also enjoys the more detailed work of bespoke designed elements in clients gardens.