Your Questions, Our Answers
Clearly, the cost depends on a number of factors such as the scale of the project, the type and size of the property, and the level of the specification. Having worked out a preliminary layout, we immediately give you an estimate. If you prefer to start from a fixed budget, we will give you the options available for that cost.
Every job we work on requires the same level of close supervision, whether large or small. This results in a certain amount of fixed overhead so it becomes less economical to use us on jobs below £10,000.
In our experience, the following guidelines provide a helpful indication of approximate timings.
If planning approval is required, it takes us around two weeks to draw up plans. Planning approval will take at least another eight weeks, but during that time we can start on aspects of the contract that are not dependent on it. A reasonable size living space redesign or extension takes around four months to complete.
A complete house renovation takes around eight months, and a house where a basement needs to be excavated, and therefore needs underpinning, will take up to ten months. A house extension will take upto four months.
High quality residential refurbishment requires a lot of continuous close supervision. As such we work in areas that we can get to with minimum travel time, but are happy to undertake larger projects further afield.
Good design comes in many styles. We have worked on numerous styles of property, and as you can see from the case studies this includes contemporary and minimalist schemes.
We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to your ideas and then make them come alive in the way you want. We interpret, then consult with you to ensure we are all in agreement – we never try to impose.
Will that cause problems?
Not at all, we are happy to work with interior designers chosen by our clients.
We have an excellent reputation and we want to keep it! We work with qualified professionals and local planning departments and building control to ensure that our work meets the highest standards.
Of course – we are always more than happy to give you whatever references you require.