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OUR FEES 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
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.

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 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. Following the meeting, we will send you a detailed proposal for the work we propose to undertake, with fixed fees given for each item.

Fee: 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.)

Interior Design
After receipt of our proposal, if you wish to proceed, 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 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 of furniture, fabrics, fittings (such as lighting) and accessories, all of which can be purchased 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 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

Fee: Fixed fee for our research time and interior design ideas based on an hourly rate of £60

A 50% deposit for our design fee is payable upon engagement with the remainder payable upon delivery of sample boards and design specifications.

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 small handling charge of 12%. 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 craftsmen and contractors – carpenters, plumbers, decorators and the like. You can choose whether to hire and supervise contractors yourself, or to use our services

Fee: Fixed fee based on an hourly rate of £60

Project co-ordination/management
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 3 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.

Fee: charged at 12% of the overall project cost.

(However, this 12% is generally recouped by the package deals and discounts we negotiate on your behalf, from manufacturers and contractors. Thus, 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, ensuring those all-important guarantees.
We offer a kitchen planning and installation service with over 60 kitchens available in bespoke sizes to resolve awkward space issues and with an array of colours and finishes, we cater for all tastes and budgets. In Surrey, our aim is to be the first place customers come for all their kitchen needs.
Bathrooms are places to prepare ourselves for the days ahead as well as somewhere to relax in the evenings. While being a private space, the bathroom can also be the most shared room in your house with visiting family and friends so make it somewhere you are proud of! 
Good Design is rarely the result of chance. It demands a clear vision achieved when expertise is coupled with understanding of the client’s needs. Our services cover everything from space planning, to ready-made or bespoke furniture down to colour scheme, fabric advice, soft furnishings &accessories.
Bespoke Furniture
We have been making bespoke furniture for a number of years and have an established reputation for creating truly unique and beautifully-made pieces completely customised for each client. Our aim is simple “To promote great design that will look stunning and enhance your interior for years to come”
With the current trend towards open-plan living and floor to ceiling glazing, with many rooms now overlooking the garden  it is more important than ever to pay attention to the outside space and ensure its equally as attractive as the interior.
Building Projects
Whether you need an extension, a loft conversion for a growing family or a home office we offer a professional and friendly service at a fair price. Since 1999 our specialised teams have realised a wide variety of residential projects in Surrey and beyond earning a reputation for reliability &quality.

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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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