Process makes perfection

We are in the business of designing spaces that allow you to entertain, connect and live better. To maximise the potential of your space, we have a meticulous planning process for seamless execution of your blueprint for dream living. 

Our Process

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Armed with his wealth of experience and unique perspective, Chris will arrange an on-site meeting to brainstorm ideas and collect essential information for your design brief.. Throughout the consultation, our team thoroughly examines the practical and aesthetic requirements of your outdoor space, considering lifestyle preferences, functionality, and budget expectations.

A design proposal will then be developed and sent to you detailing next steps. To complete the concept design, we may need plans and surveys from you, your architects or builders. We liaise directly with third parties, to make it effortless for you.

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Concept Design

Once you accept the proposal, our work on the concept will begin. When your concept design is finished it is delivered via a basic 2D plan and 3D render. You can also select an optional 3D walkthrough of the finished space, which allows you to see the design by daylight and evening light. It gives you the opportunity for clarification, expansion or further exploratory work. 

A preliminary costing for the installation of your space can also be provided at this stage.

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Design Development

After you confirm the concept, the specification and construction details are prepared and presented alongside working drawings, for your approval. All construction elements such as pools, decks, pergolas and outdoor kitchens are documented with detailed drawings and specifications. Lighting, planting and finishing schedules are comprehensively outlined.

All necessary documentation is finalised and submitted to the relevant authorities and councils.

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Detailed Costing

Once the design stage is complete, we provide a final quote and prepare the contracts for signing. Once signed, you’ll have the peace of mind that the fixed-price contract is only subject to variations based on changes you choose to make throughout the build.

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Project Planning

We coordinate engineering, permits, building surveyors and all third party consultants required to realise the project plan.

Once all documentation is finalised and submitted to the relevant authorities and councils, we create a detailed work schedule. From preparation of a timeline to a Gantt chart, we spend several days project planning to ensure delivery on budget and on time.

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Formation is an end-to-end service. Instead of handing the concept over to a third-party construction team, we brief our talented inhouse team, and work with them throughout the project lifecycle.

By retaining the complete range of construction capabilities in-house we not only maintain our excellent quality of service, process and outcome – we also mitigate and reduce risk of errors in execution. Our team will always understand the intent of your design, and how to execute specialised or technical features.

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Design a life you love

Hear more about our process, from Formation founder, Chris Weiss.

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From start to finish

Formation is an end-to-end offering, which means we handle everything required to bring your outdoor space to life.

Just some of the many things we think of (so you don’t have to) include:

Arranging permits and liaising with councils

Engaging specialist consultants (ie. engineers and surveyors)

Coordinating construction with architects and builders

Executing project management

Engaging specialist contractors

Ready to create your dream landscape?
We are.

Designing and building a space that outsmarts growing pains, is one of the best investments you can make for yourself, and your family. Let us help you maximise the potential of your home.

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