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The purpose of this document is to explain precisely how we charge for our services. We operate a simple fee structure, full details of which are outlined below. (Please note the prices quoted are for residential clients only; commercial projects are subject to individual quotation. All fees are subject to VAT.
Initial consultation – Free of charge

(However, if you live outside the KT, GU, SW & TW postcode areas, a small pre-agreed fee is charged to cover travel expenses.)

An important part of our assessment is to view your chosen space, discuss your requirements/ budget, make initial suggestions and assess how much involvement you need from us. This initial consultation takes place in your home, within days of you first contacting us.
We’ll listen to your needs, explore your property, discuss options and generally get a better feel for the area you want re-designed. At this stage, if required, we would also undertake a full laser survey and take photographs of the space in question.

The consultation is your opportunity to show us the space, present us with your ideas and ask us any questions you have about how we work. The consultation generally lasts 90 minutes, during which time we discuss your interior needs in greater detail, show you our portfolio – explaining the transformations we’ve made on similar project to yours, so you can be confident of our services

During our meeting we will discuss a design brief with potential way forward, process and Design Fee (based on an hourly rate of £60.00+Vat) to work with you to create your designs. This fee will be quoted at the Initial meeting detailing the scope of work you require form us.

If structural alterations/extensions are required to achieve your aims we’ll involve other professionals such as architects/ structural engineers. We will supply separate fees for these elements

Interior Design

If you wish to proceed a 50% deposit for our design fee is payable upon engagement with the remainder payable upon delivery of sample boards and design specifications.
The next stage involves us making as many site visits as necessary to establish the detail of your requirements, presenting design suggestions and samples as appropriate, and drawing up Room 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 sample board/Mood Boards and a list of key items of furniture (inc Bespoke Furniture if required), fabrics, fittings (such as lighting) and accessories. Once you have approved the final drawings, we can prepare detailed specifications for the works to be undertaken by craftsmen and contractors carpenters, plumbers, decorators and the like. You can choose whether to hire and supervise contractors yourself, or to use our services

Design Packages and Supply

All goods within the design scheme will be supplied at Trade Price plus a handling charge of 12%. A deposit is required prior to the placement of any purchase orders.

Project co-ordination/management charged at 10% of the overall project cost.

Dufour Designs, 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, organise the work/installation, hold regular site meetings with the contractors, co-ordinate hand-over including the resolution of any snagging issues and organise a 12 months defects meeting.

Dufour Designs do-not receive any commission from the tradesmen involved. (Please note that not all interior designers operate this way!) We pride ourselves on achieving the best possible service and value for our clients.

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, ensuring those all-important guarantees.

Occasionally buildings reveal something no-one could foresee! So always wise to build in reserve finances.

Our residential projects have varied greatly in size and contract value, ranging from £3K for soft furnishing to a starting budget of £20K for a room make-over (furniture, curtains, flooring, colour scheme, lighting and accessorising the new decor) to over £300K for a large residential project, re-designing the entire footprint of the property to include a stylish new extension, together with a comprehensive internal refurbishment. This included a state-of-the-art handkeless kitchen, Italian furniture and exclusive finishes throughout.

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At Dufour Designs we offer a one-stop solution to all your Interior Design needs!



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London Office
Vincent Dufour
0845 373 1845

Surrey Office
Linda Shantry
01372 463316

7 Loseberry Road, Claygate,
Esher, Surrey, KT10 9DQ


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