This covered area demonstrates how hiring a garden designer can save you large amounts of money on your outdoor project. This area created in my own garden cost less than £2k (self built), factor in a landscaper an their labour and you are probably looking at around £4-5k all in.
Now imagine you have just spent £10-15k on an outdoor pavillion from an add in an outdoor living magazine, then you want to spend a further £5-10k on that porcelain patio you desire.
This is why it is always worth hiring a garden designer, landscaping work is and always has been costly, it has to be done right to stand up to the elements and good design will always stand the test of time. I still have gardens in my design portfolio from 15 years ago.
Our garden design fees are typically £1-2k, good value when you weigh up that for a mere 5% on a typical projects cost it will save you so much more.