Moodboard images from Pinterest.
Stage 1 | Initial Meeting & The Design Brief
Our initial meeting at the property is to understand in detail your ideas, taste and lifestyle, incl. budgets, time scale and specific requirements. We take this time to also look at any potential structural improvements to your space.
Stage 2 | Appointment
We prepare a letter of appointment and a terms & conditions contract. We use ID/10 issued by the BIID which sets out both of our responsibilities. We will each have a copy for future reference.
Stage 3 | Initial Design Proposals
Once a brief and design fee has been agreed, initial design concepts and ideas are developed to gauge your preferences. We will first prepare general moodboards covering the entire project for your approval.
Stage 4 | Development Design Proposals
Once a general approach has been agreed, layout plans are produced which can be developed, over a few more meetings with you, into detailed designs and specifications incorporating budget estimates and project scheduling. The work involved at this stage will include meetings with planning consultants and structural surveyors where necessary.
Stage 5 | Planning
Where applicable, we will attend pre-approval meetings and then tailor plans to achieve the best result possible at the full planning stage. Once you are happy, plans will be submitted for approval (usually a 6 week process).
Stage 6 | Implementation & Project Co-ordination
Once we receive approval on planning, contracts can be put out to tender. Together we will choose sub-contractors based on reputation, possible timings and price. Once work commences, regular site visits can be arranged to co-ordinate with building contractors, trades etc ensuring the best work possible.
Stage 7 | Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
We can source all of your fixtures and furniture or we can give you a shopping list - to your budget - for you to order any necessary items (we can also work with your existing furniture) and advise on the most optimum delivery times.
Stage 8 | Finishing & Interior Styling
When everything is done and you are ready to move in/return to the property, we can arrange a deep clean of your space and style it for you. It is at this point that we would also like the opportunity to photograph the project for our portfolio.