Private Homes

For most of our projects we are involved in initiating, monitoring and completing the following processes:

-  Brief development
-  Feasibility studies
-  Briefing a quantity surveyor for preparation of cost plans
-  Design development and final design drawings including interior elevations, working models or
    simple 3D images
-  Planning application preparation and submission
-  Listed building and conservation area consent applications
-  Co-ordinating other consultants’ design and technical input into the final design
-  Building regulations applications
-  Detailed construction drawings and specifying materials and fittings
-  Designing with energy saving and ease of use in mind
-  Interior design and colour schemes
-  Construction detailing of built in fittings including cupboards
-  Designing and detailing bathrooms
-  Designing kitchens for construction by a specialist sub contractor, or detailing for the main
    contractor to build
-  Design of external areas and gardens
-  Proposing and specifying materials for construction, finishes (excepting soft furnishings) and
    fittings eg lights, taps etc
-  Managing the tender process
-  Advice on appointing a contractor and the appropriate type of construction contract
-  Administering the contract during and after construction including regular site visits, monitoring
    expenditure and applications for payment (we act as the intermediary between the contractor
    and client, handling disputes and queries)

Additional services we can offer include:

-  Assessment of potential houses or sites at purchase stage
-  Suggesting items for omission when value engineering is required post tender, and amending
    drawings, phasing or construction to specific timetables - such as the client staying in the
    house while the works are carried out
-  Work with clients’ interior, kitchen or other designers or specialist installers where required
-  Detail and co-ordinate client supplied fittings or finishes
-  Drawings for freeholder or landlord’s consent

Please note: we do not supply fittings and finishes in the same way as interior designers and therefore our fees are not linked to commission on the supply of these items. Our fees are for the services above only.