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Fee Structure (Residential Projects)

Initial Consultation
To maximise the effectiveness of our first meeting, ideally we would have a telephone conversation or e-mail exchange regarding the proposed project, to establish how we may be able to offer assistance. The more information regarding your expectations of timescales and budget you are able to provide at this stage, the better prepared we can be to identify solutions for you.
The next stage of the initial consultation is to view the site the works will take place in, with you and any other major decision-makers. At this point we’ll discuss your requirements and vision for the project. Following that, we’ll make initial suggestions and assess how much involvement you feel you may require.  This visit is your opportunity to show us the space, present us with your concepts and ask us any questions you have about how we work. The consultation generally lasts between one and two hours, during which time we may also digitally measure and photograph the property in question.
Following the meeting, we’ll send you, ideally via email, a detailed proposal for the work we propose to undertake, with fixed fees given for each item. There is no obligation whatsoever on your part at this stage.
Fee: Free of Charge within the M25
Outside that boundary, a nominal expenses charge may be payable, which we’ll happily advise you of in advance.
Commercial projects are subject to individual quotation.

Design Service
After receipt of our proposal, if you wish to proceed, the next stage involves us revisiting the site and meeting with yourselves, to establish the detail of your requirements, presenting concepts and samples as appropriate, and drawing up floorplans and layouts. How long all this takes varies according to the complexity of your particular project – and, crucially, any changes which you ask us to make along the way.
Together with the final drawings, we’ll present you with a detailed sampleboard and a list of key items, all of which can be sourced through us. All goods within the design scheme will be invoiced at the Trade Price plus an agreed handling charge.
Once you have approved the final drawings, we can prepare detailed specifications for the works to be undertaken
Fee: Fixed fee for our research time and interior design ideas based on an hourly rate of £55 + VAT
A 50% deposit for our design fee is payable upon engagement with the remainder payable upon delivery of the agreed design work, sample boards and budgets where required.

Design Packages and Supply
All products supplied to complete your new interior scheme are charged at the best Trade Prices we can negotiate on your behalf, plus a modest handling charge. A deposit is required prior to the placement of any purchase orders.
Project specification for contractors (optional)
Once you have approved the final drawings, we can prepare detailed specifications for the works to be undertaken by the various trades required to complete the project.
Fee: Fixed fee based on an hourly rate of £55 + VAT

Project co-ordination/ Project Management
If commissioned, will work on your behalf to see the project through from start to finish. We will produce competitive costings & negotiate trade discounts. We will appoint contractors, source suppliers, draw up project timelines and payment schedules, organise the work/installation, hold regular site meetings with the contractors, co-ordinate hand-over including the drawing-up and resolution of a snags list where required.
Fee: subject to negotiation.

This fee is generally recouped by the designing-out of likely mistakes at the outset, our significant buying experience and powers across the board, our attention to detail and pragmatic and flexible attitude towards alterations to the specification.  Our overall involvement makes this service extremely good value.
Invoices in respect of the project co-ordination/ management fee are charged in line with payments to contractors/ suppliers or at intervals throughout the duration of the project. Clients will be invoiced directly by each contractor, providing you with their guarantees.