What’s on | Seminars in room two
FutureScape is set to be a day full of thought-provoking seminars, with multiple rooms throughout the day dedicated to the sessions. Room two will be all about landscape and aftercare – don’t forget to register for the seminars you want to attend now.
10am: Why Soil is Important
Laura Hathaway-Jenkins (Tim O’Hare Associated) will discuss and also clarify some of the more common soil issues and misunderstandings that arise on projects. This will include the main functions of both topsoil and subsoil, the right soils for species-rich grasslands, the impacts of soil compaction on the landscape and the environment, explaining the significance of soil pH and the finer points of the British Standard for Topsoil.
11am: Aftercare Management, Overlooked or Business Opportunity
Lots of companies build fantastic gardens, but sometimes forget about the aftercare. This panel of experts will look at aftercare as a business opportunity and also discuss the importance aftercare plays in the overall design and build implementation.
Decking expert Karl Harrison of Exterior Solutions explains the difference between softwood, hardwood, composite and also Shou Sugi Ban as decking materials. Karl’s expertise will be on show in room two at 2pm and will also likely help you with the choice for your next client’s garden.
3pm: Your Costs, the Projects costs and Managing Client Expectations
The talk will address the common stumbling blocks encountered between that initial phone call from the prospective client and your final invoice. ‘Managing your client’s expectations’ addresses everything from the design program, the build feasibility, the build program and especially the cost. Managing these expectations will smooth the way to ensuring the satisfaction of your client.
Simply fill in the registration form to access the seminar booking form. If you have already registered for your free ticket, you will find a link to register for seminars at the bottom of your confirmation email.