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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 specificati