Planning is everything. The earlier you can work with a Landscape architect the better the outcomes. We designed this garden before the Surry Hill house was built. This then allowed us to put the swimming pool in first as access would have been limited. The front garden could be designed, and permits obtained for the fencing, so no hold up with the council once the house was completed.
Items such as water storage, where power points, Gas for BBQs and swimming pool heating could all be sorted beforehand, resulting in huge savings and a better outcome