Our landscape designs are functional and creative, realistic and innovative
Our schemes provide immediate impact and design longevity.
James Blake Associates has an excellent reputation for innovative design concepts. This has been solidly founded on a depth of practical design-development experience in achieving ‘wow-factor’ soft and hard landscape designs.
A key difference with James Blake Associates is that we consistently provide value innovation, (not just value engineering, but better solutions and schemes for less build cost and less ongoing maintenance cost). Cost effective hard and soft landscape detailing is a key strength of the practice that underpins innovation. We offer expert solutions that add value and raise development profits.
James Blake Associates actively promotes greener, more sustainable, natural design solutions (since this saves the client huge sums of money, without costing the earth). On one of our recent schemes, we reduced costs over the ‘normal’ or typical green infrastructure budget provision, by £1.848 million.* Going green really can make a huge difference.
Our implementation experience allows us to confidently assure clients of minimal construction errors. All of our drawings are created with clear instructions. Our in-house, unique landscape design software allows a high level of detail to be achieved in the tight space available on the plan, yet also clarity, with uncomplicated indication of species without looking up a code.
Our drawings and specifications reflect and accommodate current design guidance. We carefully consider building regulations, access, and security. The required planting distances for shrubs and trees (in terms of their respective influence zones on building foundations) is entirely coded within our software to guarantee compliance, and deliver RIBA stage-5 level construction information. This information is also given in the planting schedule, so project engineers (and all the design team), can be sure of compliance to guidance and freedom from design risk.
*James Blake Associates run CPD seminars on how to achieve these phenomenal results. We provide certificates of attendance and lunch. Call our office for more information – 01787 248216.