We love assisting all clients in realising their dreams. Initially, we will sit down with our client and ascertain the brief over the proposed works.
Once the brief has been agreed, we will prepare designs for the property, which look to meet this. As part of the design process we consider:
Restrictions of the existing property/site
The of level design service can vary depending on client requirements. We have some clients that like us to provide an outline scheme, which they can develop further and others that like a fully comprehensive service right down to choosing the kitchen tap. We tailor our service accordingly.
We have a wide range of design experience within our team, which includes:
Commercial fit outs including retail, hospitality and office
Conversion to residential
New build developments
Education extensions and fit out
Residential extensions and loft conversions
Refurbishment and Renovation
Some clients struggle to picture the design when it is drawn in 2D. When required, we do have the option to prepare contextual views of a room or building to help picture what the appearance will be. There are also occasions when this is also an advantage with the planning department to show the extent of the scheme and to place it in context of its surroundings.
A specification is a contractual document that itemises the building work and cross references it against the proposed drawings and any other documents that form part of the project. This document can then be used to price the proposed works and if priced correctly by contractors, will itemise the costings.
A specification provides a level of control over the project, which includes, how things are carried out, choice of materials and costs.
The specification can also be used to specify specific materials and equipment that may want to be used in a project. This can help to hone the clients thoughts over what they may require and we can assist in providing websites and show rooms that may be useful for the client to visit.
Once a specification is written, we can also assist with obtaining competitive estimates for the building works. We have a list of contractors that we have worked with in the past, which will provide costings for the work. Once we have received the estimates, we will then prepare a tender report with recommendations for the client.
If you are proposing any substantial work to your property, we would always advise that a scale set of plans are prepared of the building/site.
In order to have a set of scale plans, we would need to carry out a measured survey. Generally, this will consist of one of your Surveyors or Technologists spending time at the property to take accurate measurements of the whole property or areas required. This information can then be transferred to paper, which provides information to the builder and other professionals involved, such as designer, structural engineer and client, which can then be worked from.
As part of a measured survey, we can identify key aspects of a property, which we can then transfer on to paper. If we required we can show the following information: