Established in 2014 by Owner James Nicholson, Bluegum Landscaping and Paving began the journey to Welcoming you, the client, into Our Backyard. A place where we aim to bring your landscape visions to life through a detailed process including onsite consultation, design and construction. We believe our meticulous attention to detail and passion for the outdoor landscape provides the team with the tools to not only deliver a project that is practical but also aesthetically appealing.
Based in Sydney Bluegum Landscaping and Paving brings with it 16 years of experience in the structural landscape field. James has worked hard to build a family orientated business that prides itself on customer service catering to the Sydney Basin. James has hand picked a highly skilled combination of employees and subcontractors who as a team contribute to bringing your landscapes to life.
elcome to our Backyard
Stone Work - Cladding feature walls, piers, retaining walls
Retaining Walls - Besser block retaining walls, sandstone block walls, concrete sleeper walls, brick walls, interlocking heron block walls.
Concrete - paths, tile slabs, stepping stones.
Timber Work - Decking, pergolas, screens
Paving/Tiling - Pathways, alfrescos, driveways, staircases
Softscaping - Plants, turf and artificial turf, gardens
Pools and Water Feautres - Irrigation, pool coping and surroundings
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Bluegum Landscaping and Paving specialise in all aspects of residential landscape construction. We combine a vast array of both hardscaping and softscaping elements to bring your project together.
hat we do
The initial consultation
Bluegum Landscaping and Paving provide a personal experience for each client. We work closely with families and individuals to obtain their ideas and concepts and bring them to life through a particular process. Every project starts with a clear understanding of expectations, budget and direction for the project. This first starts with:
Every project starts with an onsite consultation with Bluegum Landscaping and Paving. Prior to the onsite visit you will be sent an Consultation Invite that explains who we are, our vision and why to appoint us to construct your landscape.
James Nicholson, Owner of Bluegum Landscaping and Paving will speak directly with the client obtaining boundaries to organise an onsite visit and develop a plan to ensure expectations and a scope of works are met to create the desired landscape. Every project is unique, this is why Bluegum Landscaping and Paving work hard to build a relationship with every client prior to commencing works to ensure the highest standard of craftmanship is achieved on every project from start to finish. The consult fee of $150.00 helps cover my time on the project and the hours it takes to type up a detailed quotation.
Many factors effect an overall project, it may be budget, council approvals, engineering specifications, chosen materials, time frame, and design. During the initial meeting James will be able to identify potential areas of the project that may need extra consideration and from here develop a clear path forward providing a vision that becomes reality.
One of the single most important aspects to a landscape project is the initial design. It is at this critical point that your ideas and concepts in conjunction with our expertise come together to create a vision. From here we then appoint the team from A Total Concepts Pool designers and Landscape Architects who apply their skills to create a project that meets all the rigourous requirements needed to develop the project.
There are two major aspects to consider when designing your landscape project, one being practicality and the other the aesthetic appeal. When both of these elements combine we have the ability to maximise the full potential of your property enhancing its value and creating your desired space.
Once all aspects of the landscape design have been communicated and developed a detailed quote that provides the full scope of works, contract, terms and conditions and payment schedule will be presented to the client. Home Warranties insurance will be obtained as per Government requirements and a Construction Certificate obtained for works to commence. We then require a deposit to lock you into our work schedule and officially Welcome you to our Backyard.
Generally the team starts with a site set up and from here begins the rigorous process of excavation creating a blank canvas. The team then utilise this to start the main construction elements of the project. These elements can include the construction of retaining walls, drainage, concrete, pool renovations, tiling, decking, cabanas and many other aspects. Following these major elements the team finishes off with the soft-scaping side of landscaping which includes laying of turf, planting, irrigation and other aspects that apply the beautiful finishing touches.
Bluegum Landscaping and Paving will utilise its 16 years if experience and skilled implementation to construct your landscape whilst adhering to relevant Australian building standards, NSW GOVT regulations and council and Engineering standards.
Once complete James will run through the project with his clients to ensure all quoted aspects are met and a final sign off is completed.
The process requires detailed planning to ensure the best result. James and his team has a vast set of skills, bringing the right knowledge to you and your backyard.
Bluegum Landscaping and Paving would love to work with you. If you have an enquiry and would like more information about the services we offer or have a project you'd like to discuss with us, please get in touch.
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To wait for BLUEGUM was the best decision we have made. Jimmy and the boys have worked their magic and turned our dream into reality. The professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. Commitment and dedication (even in poring rain) is something you do not often experience . Thank you Jimmy, Wayne and Blair.
To future clients……. BLUEGUM will not disappoint. The work is impeccable.
- Steve & Sue Light
Jimmy and boys impressed me with their professionalism and quality of work they done.
- Harry Karl
James, Wayne and Blair completed a thoroughly professional paving job. These guys perform work as if they were doing it on their own homes. They are pedantic , fussy and cover every base so that you, the client, will be more than satisfied with the finished product. These boys turned up on time every time and commenced work at one second past 7am and worked non stop till 5pm. If you want superior landscaping done by a company that really does care about the quality of their work ring James otherwise you are wasting your hard earned money.
- Ian Duncan
Most helpful and reliable landscaper I’ve ever come across. Very talented!!
- Antoinette Kayrouz
I highly recommend Bluegum landscaping and paving. Jimmy and his team completed an amazing and complex backyard transformation. Jimmy takes great pride in his work, he was flexible with making adjustments to the works, he explained each step of the process and his workmanship is immaculate. the quality of our completed job is amazing. We are thrilled with our new backyard.
- Michelle Sawyer
Very Professional and passionate in their craft, reasonable in term of their quotes and most of all very friendly.
Very Highly Recommended!
Bluegum landscaping did an incredible job on our recently built property. From the very start Jimmy was professional, very responsive and extremely easy to get along with. He takes great pride in his work and the quality of his work reflects this! Thanks again Jimmy!
- Jessie Boys
These guys are professional, pay extreme attention to detail and have a true eye for this profession. They have completely exceeded our expectations with their craftsmanship, design and professional attitude. Cannot recommend them enough. Thanks guys!
- Nat Nix
From quoting to completion Bluegum were top notch. Jimmy was able to identify areas of the project that needed extra consideration (certification, engineering certs etc) that multiple other landscapers failed to mention on their quotes. If we had gone with anyone else we would've been stung with 'unforeseen' expenses. Once the project started the team were friendly and professional and kept a good line of communication with us around progress throughout the 8 weeks we had them. The team treated the project as if it were their own house and were meticulous on all aspects of the build. Honest, reliable service. If you're considering Bluegum on your next project you will not regret it. Thank you Jimmy, Ash and the rest of the team.
- Ferdinand Malaihollo
Bluegum provided a highly professional service . A great team: friendly, reliable and met my needs. I highly recommend Bluegum for any landscaping needs.
- Rachael Zander
James and Ash transformed our backyard into a beautiful space for our family to enjoy
The boys are very professional and friendly, they answered all our questions and kept us up to date with what was happening throughout the transformation we can’t thank them enough for the top job they did.
- Mel Brown
Professional, reliable, honest and provides quality work. James is experienced and passionate about his work, very talented and has a great eye for details. Would definitely recommend Bluegum!
- Tina Vesterberg
Bluegum landscaping are Honest, reliable and passionate in everything they do. James has great vision and works closely with you to achieve the results you want. Our project went for over 6 weeks and every day the team arrived on time and with a smile on their face ready for a big day. Highly recommend you won't be sorry.
- Serena Tunks
Highly recommend the services of this company. Very professional, great service and a high quality work standard. Would definitely get them back to do any type of landscaping works.
- Mark Lazare
So spot on with everything they do. James is friendly, yet very professional. So good at what he does. Would recommend bluegum anytime!
- Pauline Mazoudier