At this stage you will have all your permissions in place and a full specification for the shell of the build. This interior design phase helps to bring the building to life with colour and finishes. Although most of the decisions in this interior design phase lie with the you, as interior design experts we will point you in the right direction for inspiration. We'll support you with the aesthetic direction that is right for your project and vision.
When all the information is finalised, drawings and schedules of information will be produced to provide a thorough description of the construction process as well as fixtures and fittings.
tender and selecting a builder
It’s now time to select your builder. We believe that your choice of builder will be the most important decision you make. You need to choose a builder you can work with, trust and have in your home (if you will be living onsite). We recommend builders we trust and who have experience, knowledge and good workmanship — what you will have to pay extra for a team like this will more than pay for itself long term.
Our team will help you manage the tender process and produce the tender drawings and specifications you need. We will either recommend 2-3 builders for you to proceed with or advise you on how to select your own builders. We also advise on robust contractual arrangements between the contractor and client. Your contract should outline
- Precise arrangements — price, payment terms, working hours, insurances and guarantees
- How to resolve disputes if the arise
- What is expected from you and your builder during the works
- What to do if you want to make changes
- How to deal with a builder wanting to extend the build time