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APT STUDIOS : ABOUT US

Over 35 years experience.

Apt Studios is design-led, creating bespoke garden and landscape designs for home, work or public environments across the UK. With an in house construction and planting team, we can make your vision become reality.


We have our own construction team who can construct and plant your garden following the design process. We can prepare a detailed costing of all the plans, and discuss this with you, make any adjustments needed and then schedule the works at your convenience.

MATT N KIDS

MATTHEW ALLAN

Matthew (Director) set up his design studio in 2010. His initial passion began working in community gardens encouraging local people to create green spaces to grow food, flowers and develop friendships. His interest in sustainable development the environment and the impact on our health continue to drive him to design gardens and landscapes for individuals and communities.


He qualified as a Landscape Architect in 2005 and subsequently completing a Masters in Construction Project Management. Having worked in the landscape design industry for over 20 years he has had the opportunity to design and construct projects in both private and commercial settings. His portfolio includes private and commercial gardens, roof terraces, public spaces, show gardens, NHS trust garden, and housing development projects.

JEFF OLSON

Jeff (Project Manager) has worked with Apt Studios from the early days and project manages the construction of designs.  He directs the landscaping teams on site to ensure they work efficiently, within timescales and maintain attention to detail and quality of works.  He is great with clients and keeping our projects on track.

PIPPA ALLAN

Pippa (Business Manager), previously a social worker for 20years, has joined her husband in the family business. She is an all rounder, and can be found managing the office, human resources, accounts and occasionally can be seen on site - joining in with the planting team to get the jobs completed on time.


“Our services are design-led and therefore always begin with collaboration with our clients to identify their specific needs, style and aspirations. The design should not only complement the home but also enhance the environment in which our clients live either by providing drama, a place to play or a space to relax. Clients are involved throughout the design and build process to ensure we meet individual needs”

AWARDS

Coppice - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2009 Silver medal award
Coppice - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2009 Silver medal award
Forces of Nature - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2010 Silver-gilt medal award
Forces of Nature - RHS Flower Show Hampton Court - 2010 Silver-gilt medal award

TESTIMONIALS

great engagement throughout the project from planning to planting. Matt discussed design and tailored it to our budget. Excellent design skills. Construction phase went smoothly with a happy efficient and interactive group of workers. Project finished within the set timescale and planting done later in the autumn when appropriate. Would certainly recommend APT to friends and family. Thank you Matt and the teamRead More

We were incredibly happy with the service we received from Apt studios. Matt really understood what we were looking for in our garden design and ticked all our boxes and more besides. Every step was carefully planned and considered, we were kept informed and everything went really smoothly and exactly on time. Nothing was too much trouble, even when we kept changing our minds and adding bits on. The team were so lovely to have around - we missed them when they left. Every day we look outside and can't believe the difference Apt Studios made. Would thoroughly recommend them.Read More

I am so pleased with my new garden it is everything I’d hoped. From initial contact through design and completion Matthew guided and understood my garden concept. Choice of planting for a small garden is beautiful and allows me to add to continue developing my enjoyment. Construction staff were considerate friendly and got the work completed on time. Highly recommended as a company. Thank you.Read More

Right from the very start Matt was helpful and really took on board our requirements when it came to creating our new garden. The end product is exactly what we wanted and looks great too. The choice of plants and layout is perfect for us and our 3-year-old who loves it. During the construction and all throughout the build Matt and his workers were thoughtful and respectful of not only our house but also our neighbours. If anything was going to create noise or dust, they would inform our neighbours with enough time for them to close windows etc if needs be. Since doing our garden I have now recommended Matt to a number of friends and family. You really couldn’t get much better.Read More

We moved into a new build which had a patio, grass and lots of fencing. Matt has transformed it into a garden where we have been able to relax and entertain our friends as if we have lived here for years. Matt listened to all our ideas and wish list, produced a plan which he was happy to amend and then managed to fit it into our budget. The build was not easy through the post Christmas lockdown, coping with staff absence, shortages of materials and dreadful weather. But we had a garden on the date that he had promised! Throughout it all we were kept informed of any unavoidable changes of plan. The team that worked for us were courteous, cheerful and very hard working. We have no hesitation on recommending Matt and the team.Read More