ogl’s involvement normally begins once the garden has been designed and the landscape contractor is being selected. That way, the whole exterior construction team can work together right from the start in the planning and execution of the design.
Initially, one of our lighting designers will have a meeting with you (and your designer or architect, if you wish) to establish how you intend to use the new outdoor space you are creating. Are there specific entertaining areas? Children’s play areas? Quiet, meditative spaces? A water feature? Focal points within the garden? From this meeting, ogl will then create a lighting proposal to give you a good idea of what is possible and the sort of costs involved.
Then, once you’ve had time to consider this initial document, we would meet again to see if you would like to make any amendments to the proposal. After which, a second and final draft would be produced for your consideration.
Given approval, one of the first steps is the installation of SWA armoured mains cable throughout the garden or exterior space to ensure you have mains power exactly where you need it. This normally takes place while the landscape contractors are excavating, so the appropriate cables can be buried to the industry specified depths and channelled beneath paths, drives or patios.
One of our main priorities is to work closely with the landscapers and other contractors to ensure there are no delays in the overall schedule. In this way, our team of qualified electricians can be on site when appropriate to install any of the exterior electrical requirements.