This option defines the fixed fee for a specific and limited schedule of works. Generally, this includes the proposed layout, sourcing of materials & information to create the layout (e.g the scheme or scope) and a specification schedule / document of the materials and products for the client to purchase and implement. This option provides a clear and definitive service with an agreed fixed fee.
Design + Product Supply
Interior designers have access to trade-only supplies and products unavailable to the public for a variety of reasons; the specification is very technical and requires specific trained knowledge for the location in which it’s to be installed; the performance specification for product use is a legal requirement for different environments or locations. For residential projects, a discount on retail prices of 15% is recommended, however can vary dependant on the project and quantity of products required. The cost to a designer in providing this service includes administration services to order, check goods, arrange returns and manage damages or errors, as well as sourcing and visiting trade exhibitions, meeting with product agents, sample storage, etc.
Design + Product + Installation
This includes all the elements of design and procurement. This will include liaising with the client’s contractors throughout the project, as well as regular consultation with the contractor throughout the project; providing advice on product installation. An additional fee for this service is higher than that of the design fee. Only a highly skilled and experienced interior designer will provide this service as an in-depth knowledge of services such as plumbing, electrical and extraction is required. Plans for tile format, layouts and other product installation will be included in this fee. Often bespoke items are manufactured in ‘Design + Supply’ only commissions. Sometimes these can fail if contractor amendments occur during procurement. It is not recommended that any changes are processed after Design Freeze* as this may impact on bespoke fitted orders in progress. *Design Freeze is as it describes; a stop on the layout, design and product specification – no further changes should be implemented within the scheme as this will impact on other items. Changes made after Design Freeze are not included in the fixed fees charged.