Before we go down this path we want you to be totally clear on the process and potential costs – Noble Fox doesn’t like surprises for you or us and we pride ourselves on transparency. For every design job, no matter how small, we have an initial meeting to discuss your needs – this allows us to prepare a proposal covering the required scope of work and a cost estimate for our fees.
There are many ways to skin a fox so we offer a range of services depending on your needs…
A consultation is a great way to discuss your ideas (and ours) for your home, without going down into full design work. An initial consultation will help you to prioritise work, understand the array of options you have for materials and suppliers or just provide an experienced second opinion. A consultation can vary hugely depending on what input you need, and can include:
- Developing a colour scheme and specification for your interior and/or exterior to provide a Painter.
- Discussing or reviewing a renovation budget to prioritise expenditure in advance and maximize what you do have, avoiding costly mistakes.
- Working with your existing furniture and accessories to better utilize space and layouts, styling your rooms and identifying future purchases.
- Recommendations for suppliers and tradesmen.
- Accompanying you to suppliers or purchasing on your behalf for the time poor.
- Advice on updating the look of your home, with a few key changes or purchases.
- Providing advice on styling or staging your home prior to putting it on the market to maximize price with minimal budget.
Interior Design and Drawings
For most projects, having a plan is invaluable; it allows you to form an overall design vision and concept for the site to be implemented by others (or yourself) to inform staging and avoiding costly re-work. A plan ensures that any work taking place is consistent with the vision you have for the site.
Generally projects are follow three phases – Concept Design, Detailed Design and Implementation. Within each stage there are varying levels of detail we go to depending on whether you are planning on implementing these yourself or are having someone else do the grunt work on your behalf, how experienced your builder is and how involved you would like to be in the project.
Conceptual Design Phase
Concept designs help in getting all your ideas organized and exploring the options for the space. It can include a floor plan layout and furniture positioning, conceptual 3D sketches, and an indicative materials palette. A concept design typically includes:
- 3-4 meetings onsite with you from the initial brief and review of several conceptual design options before settling on a final design.
- Site analysis and measurements as required.
- Indicative costings during the design phase to ensure the concept meets your budget.
Detailed Design Phase
Detailed Design refers to further developed design or detailing typically required for construction/ implementation. Depending on the elements included within the Concept, Detailed design can include:
- A developed Plan, which defines more detail. A developed Plan is recommended when you are using a builder.
- Specification for materials, colours, fittings, hardware, lighting, furniture as required
- 3D Visuals. These will help you to visualize how your space will look in a 3D form.
- Construction details for specific built elements to illustrate to the builder the finish required. Details could be for walls, doors, joinery, surface details, and other structural elements.
- Interior elevations or section drawings if more specific detail is needed.
And if you want us to manage your project we can provide full Project Management services. The level of involvement depends entirely on how you want your project to be managed and can include:
- Budget planning and management
- Procurement of contractors either by tender or negotiation, or referrals to recommended contractors.
- Site visits and inspections to view progress and inform programme.
- Liaison with suppliers and contractors and regular reporting to you.
- Checking layouts for built elements, layout and quality prior to build (recommended)