Landscaping St Albans

Transform Your Home Through
Tailored Landscaping

Tired of looking at your outdated garden?

Increase your curb appeal with a unique garden makeover

Struggling To Find A Reliable Builder For Your Landscaping Project?

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Why Choose Us
For Landscaping in St Albans?

When it comes to transforming outdoor spaces through landscaping, C J Smiths emerges as the number 1 choice for builders in the St Albans area.

With over 13+ years of hands-on expertise and a team of highly skilled professionals, we excel in crafting personalised landscape designs that perfectly reflect our client’s visions and expectations. 

Our constant commitment to delivering high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail plus coupled with streamlined project management, sets us apart in this ever-growing space. We offer a full project management for any of our services from landscaping in St Albans, to house extensions in St Albans

Affordability remains a central tenet as we endeavour to make exceptional landscaping options accessible to every St Albans homeowner. Backed by an impressive portfolio and a multitude of delighted customers who attest to our prowess, selecting C J Smiths for your landscaping to endeavour promises to elevate your property and its value to new heights.


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Benefits Of Landscaping Your Property

If you’re looking to enhance your outdoor space without the fuss of major structural changes or lengthy planning processes, then landscaping could be the answer you’ve been looking for.


Planning Permission Advice

We can help you with your application and the process of securing permission.

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We offer custom payment plans to suit your budget and needs.


Complete Project Management

We will manage your home extension from start to finish, ensuring it runs smoothly.



We aim to ensure you are pleased with your new home extension.




Different Types Of Landscaping Options?

Sustainable Gardens 

A sustainable garden embraces nature's harmony while treading lightly on the Earth. It goes beyond aesthetics, embodying a thoughtful coexistence with the environment. By incorporating native plants, smart water management, and environmentally friendly materials, we aim to offer an ecosystem that requires minimal intervention.

This approach isn't just about the design; it's a conscious choice to a greener lifestyle. Sustainable gardens are both an oasis of tranquillity and a statement of ecological responsibility. With every blooming bud and rustling leaf, your garden becomes a testament to the power of sustainable choices. C J Smiths would relish the opportunity to bring this to life for you. 

Sanctuary Gardens 

A sanctuary garden is a meticulously designed outdoor space aimed at providing a haven of tranquillity and restoration. This arrangement of elements together creates an environment conducive to relaxation and emotional well-being. 

Through a strategic selection of plant life, incorporation of soothing auditory features like water elements, and careful spatial planning, the sanctuary garden fosters an atmosphere of calm and equilibrium. 

This purposeful arrangement encourages moments of contemplation, mindfulness, and a deeper connection with the natural world. C J Smith's skilled expertise ensures that every aspect of your sanctuary garden is meticulously crafted to facilitate a sense of serenity and offer a personal retreat right in your own back garden.

Decking Transformations 

A Garden Decking transformation involves the strategic enhancement of your outdoor space. It entails the construction of a functional deck, seamlessly integrating it with your existing architecture and garden space. 

With careful planning and utilisation of durable materials, C j Smiths builds a versatile platform that serves as an extension of your living area. This elevated space can accommodate various activities, from relaxation to social gatherings. 

By blending design with structural integrity, our garden decking transformation process maximises the potential of your outdoor environment, offering an attractive and practical addition to your home all year round.

Water Features 

Adding a water feature to your garden's landscaping can play a huge role in enhancing the overall appeal of the outdoor space. These stunning pieces can include enchanting fountains, serene ponds, and meandering streams. They serve as captivating focal points that elevate the aesthetic charm of your garden. Beyond their visual allure, water features introduce a multi-sensory dimension, infusing the environment with the soothing sounds of flowing water. 

This fosters a sense of tranquillity and relaxation, creating an inviting sanctuary perfect for unwinding. Within a new garden landscaping project, water features prove to be more than mere design elements – they become transformative additions that enrich the atmosphere and provide a therapeutic escape within the comfort of your own outdoor haven.

Pathways and patios

Pathways and patios are a foundational component within the garden landscaping process, they seamlessly merge both utility and aesthetics. The right path can serve as a navigational route, guiding you through your outdoor space. Meanwhile, patios offer purposeful platforms that beckon relaxation, dining, or for social gatherings like BBQs or family events.

Beyond their visual appeal, these features offer substantial advantages. Garden pathways help to prevent soil erosion and minimise stress on grassy areas, while patios ensure stable ground during the unpredictability of the British winter months.



How Much Does Landscaping Cost?

Landscaping costs in St Albans vary based on factors like project size and complexity. Larger transformations might require more labour, time and resources, impacting expenses. Choosing custom designs and premium finishes is popular, but again can influence costs.

Obtaining permits and adhering to regulations can potentially add to expenses. Additional features like unique plantings or specialised systems should be budgeted for.

For an accurate estimate, consider sending us a request, and we’ll be happy to accommodate your specific needs. We will assess your property, understand your preferences, and provide a tailored quote, ensuring a seamless and budget-conscious landscaping experience.



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We are the leading experts in Garden Landscaping. To see our gallery and gather some inspiration. Please see our Projects page.


Client Testimony

What Our Clients Say About Us?

Feel free to read more about what our previous clients have said about us designing and building their vision.

HK Buono
HK Buono
Had my garden renovation nicely done. Staff are attentive, sincere, efficient and knowledgeable. Able to answer to all my doubts and give constructive advice when facing contingent issues. They also clean up the place at the end of the project, no follow up cleaning needed. One good builder with integrity, knowledge, expertise and efficiency. Will definitely call them up for my next project. Highly recommended.
Deepak Anand
Deepak Anand
Assigning Craig to manage our life long dream of creating a big kitchen/living room (90sqm) was one of the best decisions we ever made. We got in touch with Craig 1 year in advance of works commencing and from the get go Craig scheduled an initial meeting to discuss our plans. Leaving the meeting Craig gave us new ideas and put no pressure on signing and was happy to work around us. Having visited several existing projects and received great customer feedback, we knew Craig was the builder for us as the quality of work was just exemplary. Craig saved us 5K by urging us to allow him to project manage the build and true to his word, he was on onsite multiple times per day, making sure everything was perfect. Along the way, we did encounter some problems, due to the existing condition of the garden but Craig always had a plan to work around them and not change designs with little or no change in cost. Craigs team are highly skilled, clean and respectful. They always tidied and locked up at the end of each day which left us worry free. One great trait about Craig; he treats his jobs like his own home and if he’s not happy with it, the project does not move to the next stage. It is no wonder he is respected in St Albans as a 5star builder. We will 100% be onboarding Craig again to do our 2nd story and driveway in the future. A big thankyou to Craig and his excellent team.
Hannah Franco
Hannah Franco
Craig and his guys did some work in our garden for us and completely transformed it. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of work. The guys working for Craig were polite, punctual and respectful. I will be going back to Craig for our next house project.
Siddika Walji
Siddika Walji
Thanks Craig for creating a beautiful outbuilding at the back of our garden. It looks stunning!
Rebecca Hopkins
Rebecca Hopkins
In the last couple of years we have used CJ Smiths to build us a house from scratch and also to completely renovate and extend our current home. We have been absolutely delighted with the service we have received and have recommended CJ Smiths to many friends and family. Craig and all of his team are professional, friendly and trustworthy and my family have always been pleased to have them working in our home. They are extremely tidy and mindful when working in a home with children, so we’ve never had to worry about any sharp edges/power tools being left around for little people to find! We have also never had to worry about builder’s bad language around the kids as they are all family men and are a pleasure to have around. The jobs have always been finished to a high standard and Craig is completely transparent when it comes to timings, costs, payment schedules and any delays that might crop up due to unforeseen circumstances like weather etc. The team works quickly and efficiently and you will actually miss them when they’re gone!!! Especially Terry the chippie who is completely wonderful and will even make a fuss of your dog and let it out for you if you need him to! 100% recommend CJ Smiths to anyone!
Natalie Atkins
Natalie Atkins
We have used Craig and his team for 3 home-renovation projects now, the last of which being July 2022 - we are looking forward to the team completing a 2-storey side extension for us later this year. - Trustworthy This is number one for us. They do what they say when they say they will do it and at the price agreed. Additional costs were extras added on / changed by us during the project. - Friendly Craig and his team have all been friendly and a pleasure to have in the property. They are polite and respectful and we are comfortable with them (especially as we have young children around). - Tidy The team tidy up at the end of each day and leave tools safely out the way. - Quality Work completed by Craig, his team & contractors has been to a high standard and where there has been a snag list, minor issues have been addressed promptly. -Communication Craig is available to us throughout each project by WhatsApp or phone. It helps having a central person to coordinate with all parties.
Robert Quinn
Robert Quinn
Highly recommended… We recently used CJ Smiths for an extension and full house renovation. From the first meeting, to completing the project, we found Craig and his team absolutely faultless. The project was on time but for unavoidable weather delays. There were also no surprises from a budget perspective. Anything that required an “extra” or a design change was met with a pragmatic response and always a mutually agreeable way of resolving - refreshing in a world where most things are viewed as a problem. Nothing was too much hassle for the CJ Smiths team, who always went above and beyond to ensure we were kept informed of every small change or decision that needed to be made. We even mildly miss the busy house when everyone was on site. A huge thank you to the entire CJ Smiths team - we are delighted with the end result and would highly recommend them to anyone embarking on a renovation.
Philip Tam
Philip Tam
CJ Smiths is a great choice for anyone looking for quality workmanship and friendly service. They pay attention to every detail and deliver excellent results. Their prices are also very reasonable for the value they provide. I was very satisfied with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone. CJ Smiths is the best in the business! 👍🏼
dale Anthony
dale Anthony
Great service - very reliable friendly builders! We had our garden room built in St Albans by Cjsmiths, we found that the level of advice and service was a cut above the builders we have used in the past. During the planning phase, they answered all of our concerns and together we were able to plan and create the perfect space we wanted. The team were very polite and respectful during the build, cleaning up the site daily and treating our home and garden like it was their own! We are incredibly happy with the final result, it was completed on time and to a very high standard. We highly recommend Cjsmiths to anyone looking for builders in St Albans! Thanks
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
Outstanding job! Craig and his team completed an loft conversion for us at the beginning of this year and we couldn't be happier. We were so impressed by his level of professionalism from the very start. He managed our expectations and gave us a realistic timeline for the loft conversion to be completed, which ended up being very close to his estimate. We highly recommend C J Smiths for anyone looking for a loft conversion or building work in general. We will definitely be using C J Smiths again in the future. Great job!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Landscaping

If you have any questions that are not covered in the FAQ section, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. We are always ready to help you out!

A: Landscaping involves designing, planning, and enhancing your property’s outdoor spaces. It’s essential as it not only boosts your property’s aesthetics but also improves functionality, plus increases your property’s value.

A: Landscaping can add visual appeal by incorporating various elements like plants, lighting and custom brickwork. It’s one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your property’s curb appeal!

A: This involves assessing your property and understanding your preferences and needs. We would then create a design plan, select materials, and execute the project in several stages. If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email, and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.

A: Water features can add beauty, serenity, and a focal point. They can also attract unique wildlife like butterflies, dragonflies and elusive birds. If your trying to encounter more wildlife in your garden, then water features can be the perfect option!

A: If time is of the essence, then there are many options you can go for. Drought-resistant plants, automated irrigation systems, and minimalistic designs can reduce the need for constant upkeep.

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