Our front and back yard were in dire need of a complete overhaul after years of neglect and also with a limited usage due to being located on a hill. We initially engaged Westcoast Modernscape having been unimpressed with other contractors’ ideas and quotes. We were attracted to some of the images on their website and decided to meet with the owner Ray. When he came round, we shared our wish list with him and we liked how he listened to our key requirements and needs, but also offered alternatives to what we already had in mind. Ideas that we would never have thought of.
Some of his ideas were a little outside of our comfort zone. We are risk averse and were quite nervous about investing a large some of money into this project and it took a lot for us to give him the green light! However, Ray did everything he could to make us feel comfortable, even inviting us round to his house to see some of his ideas "in the flesh" and once an agreement was reached, we put all our trust in his team.
We are so happy that we did take that “risk”. The team were friendly, courteous and respectful of our property and Ray ensured his oversight throughout. We had a full gambit of things done including, (dying) tree removal, shrub and bush removal, old fence removal, retaining wall removal, levelling of the front and back yard aspects, new large raised deck, hot tub inset into the deck, in-ground trampoline (a huge hit with the kids!), a large tree-house, huge front and back lawns, huge, front, back and side “English style” lawns (fully irrigated), retaining granite stone walls handcrafted by a mason, full fence replacement front, back and side (with a unique modern style and downward lighting all around the garden) and night-lighting to spotlight our huge fir trees, other trees and the decorative granite retaining wall in the front yard.
Price-wise, Westcoast Modernscape are not the cheapest, but they are a very good example of a higher price point representing a higher quality and creativity. I would also point out that except in cases where we completely changed a requirement, Ray stuck flawlessly to every quote he provided at the outset.
We know that we ended up paying double what we had originally intended to invest before speaking to Ray, but we are certain that we are three times happier than we would have been with any of the other companies we spoke to and have absolutely no doubt that the same, if not more, value was immediately added to the value of our property. Every time we sit and relax out in our backyard, we admire the work that was done and thank our lucky stars we found them.
Frankly, the pictures here do not do it justice. I would have no hesitation recommending Westcoast Modernscape for any garden project, big or small where you are truly seeking to transform your outside space.