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Our Story

Learn about how Crafted Landscapes started, what shaped our business, and where we are heading for the future.

Our Process

Understand how we work, from the initial enquiry, design, build and handover, we explain the steps taken to ensure your project runs smoothly.

Our Beliefs

Gain an insight into the things that are important to us and the ethos behind Crafted Landscapes

Our Story

1990s The Early Days

My first introduction to landscaping would have been helping dad shovel Cotswold stone off of his Nissan Cabstar. He would have us moving turf and pointing patios from a young age, Today that would be known as slave labour, but those lessons in “hard graft” have been priceless. Without me realising, those experiences cast the foundations of CL.

gravel being spread

In Our DNA

My father and grandfather enjoyed successful careers in landscaping, both in fact still working, albeit at a slower pace. The passion for working outdoors is part of who I am, my DNA formed in concrete from generations of the past.

Growing up in the Sussex countryside, myself and my two brothers were fortunate enough to have a large garden. Dad's stock of leftover materials were always used by us, building makeshift swimming pools, army camps and crafted cabins. 

brothers in the garden


2007-2010 College Education 

B Tech National Diploma in Construction Level 3 (Distinction)

When I left secondary school, the academic route was always favoured, my technical mind and creative vision guided me towards a course in construction.


2010-2013 University Education 

First Class Honours Degree, Architectural Technology 

I moved to Brighton and studied for three fun filled years, gaining a first class degree in Architectural Technology. A course that gained me a plethora of experience and reinforced my knowledge of construction, architecture and design.



2013-2017 A&M Architectural Partnership

After completing my degree, I worked for several different architectural practices, gaining experience in the holiday and leisure sector. My most memorable achievement was helping to design an RAF themed outdoor play area, for Tattershall Lakes holiday park in Lincolnshire.


2017 Crafted Landscapes

I always knew deep down the office life was not for me. I do not find hours behind a screen fulfilling. So I took a risk, left a well paid, secure job, and started drawing up the plans for Crafted Landscapes, dreaming of working aside nature for the rest of my life.


Love your work



Seven years into business and CL have grown from humble beginnings to a thriving company. It started out as grass cutting and shed bases. Now our largest project to date is a 12 week design & build scheme costing in the region of £100,000. We won a prestigious Muddy Stiletto Award for Best Garden Designer Sussex 2021, and have been scouted to become Approved Installers for some of the countries leading, premium landscape suppliers, Jacksons Fencing. We are also proud members of the APL

log wall

The company 

The Team

CL  work with multiple professionals, and have forged priceless relationships over the years, Depending on the project particulars and proposals, we will call upon our trusted associates as and when required, Landscaping is such a varied profession requiring so many skill sets.


Trusted Associates


  • Electrician & plumbers

  • Horticulturalists & local nurseries

  • Rendering specialists

  • Surveyors

  • Structural engineers

  • Planning consultants

  • Tree Surgeons

  • Material suppliers

  • Waste removal companies

  • Plant & equipment hire specialists

  • Tilers

  • Log burning installers

  • Steel fabrication specialists

Continued Professional Development 



  • Building with Cob Sawa Permaculture

  • Straw Bale Construction, Brighton Permaculture Trust

  • Hempcrete & Lime Rendering, Brighton Permaculture Trust

The Future

As a business we are still at our infancy. We have huge ambitions to grow the team, and develop as a brand and community. We have aspirations to one day exhibit at a RHS flower show, to collaborate with the best in the business and showcase our potential.

cob walling

Our Process

How we work



Plant the seed, This is the first stage of your outdoor living lifestyle journey. A telephone conversation or email is where your garden transformation begins. We will discuss your existing site, design brief and aspirations.


Please note, if the project is simple, and you do not require a design, we are more than happy to just provide a quotation for the build.


Initial site visit & briefing

Once you have decided that CL fits your criteria, we will organise a mutually convenient time and date to attend your home and garden. We will get a feel for your existing spaces, both internal and external, talk to you in more detail about your ideas and assess the landscape and surrounding context. We usually spend approximately 60 minutes with you, but this can vary depending on the complexity of the project. This first meeting is free of charge. You can ask us questions and we will be as generous and honest with our professional opinions as possible. This part of the process is about understanding your dreams and exploring the ways we can improve your outdoor lifestyles.


Quote for a design 

Following our site visit, we will be able to provide you with detailed information and guidance on the best way forward. We will produce a design quote and present the fees associated for each recommended service. If planning permission is required, we will advise you on this and provide a fee for this too. If any other professional services are required, we will advise you at this stage.


Measured survey

Following acceptance of our design quote, we will visit your home and garden to undertake a comprehensive measured survey. This will include photographs from the ground, and aerial shots using a drone. Depending on the site topography and brief requirements it may be necessary to obtain a fully detailed topographic survey. We will advise if this is required.


Concept design 

This is when that seed you planted becomes a seedling, an exciting part of the adventure, and we will let the creative juices flow with ideas. We treat every client and project as individuals, so expect a bespoke design that reflects your lifestyle requirements. Jamie will initially provide you with some concept drawings, along with mood boards that portray potential styles and finishes. Once an initial concept has been created, we will take the sketches and produce more accurate CAD Plans.

We want you to be fully happy with the design, so making revisions is an important part of the process. You can let us know your thoughts along the way, and we can best advise you on our design principles. We call this fine tuning the proposals. Depending on how easily you can visualise the plans, CL offers realistic computer generated 3D renders, these are an optional extra. They can really help the client see their new space in context with the existing site features, before any costly construction starts.


Detail plans & construction cost

Once the scheme has been approved by all parties, We usually have a final design meeting to discuss the proposals, asking questions over an informal presentation. This is a good time to display actual material samples and talk about any details that need further clarification.

Now that a design has been produced, CL can provide an estimated cost. We will always start with an estimate, if this is within your anticipated budget, we will spend time to provide a detailed, fixed quotation, usually breaking the project down into sections so you can identify where your money is being spent.


Contracts and paperwork

If a cost has been agreed, both parties will sign a contract and a full specification of works shall be produced for the client. This details payment terms, project schedule and other terms and conditions.



We will agree on a start date, and let the fun begin. We may work with other professionals during the build, for example an electrician or rendering specialist, however CL will project manage all parties involved. We never work to deadlines, as we are continuously fighting against the elements, Please bear with us whilst we create your dream outdoor living landscape.


Aftercare & support

All materials have a lifespan, and of course require maintenance. Our ongoing relationship with our clients is very important and we want you to enjoy your inspirational outdoor living space for years to come. We will advise you on any specific guidance, or we can do the maintenance for you. We are here to help.

Our Beliefs

Human senses

Understand how our clients would like to feel within their outdoor environment, exploiting all of the senses to stimulate a soul enhancing experience




Use natures key elements as a foundation block and material palette for our construction projects, source natural, quality materials, from sustainable certified suppliers, reuse and up-cycle, keep waste minimal, incorporate green building alternatives where possible, don’t install artificial grass

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Improve soil and air quality, plant plentiful native species and trees, highlight the benefits of home grown produce, support existing wildlife by promoting new habitats, increase pollinators


Work with likeminded craftsman, clients, and communities, to create a culture of outdoor loving enthusiasts, continue learning and sharing information that encourages people to live in harmony with nature



CL believes that architecture, gardens, and the wider landscape should be considered as one cohesive entity, seamlessly blending the built and natural environments to create harmonious spaces that connect people with nature


We strive to design and build schemes that prioritise biodiversity, natural materials, and respect for the surrounding wildlife


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