The REcreate design process

The standard staged process I take my clients through can be summarised below. However, these can be taylored to every project differently and will be set out in a fee quote following an initial site meeting:

Stage 1 – Project Brief

  • Development of a client’s brief outlining their requirements and goals.
  • Initial review of the feasibility of the project requirements.
  • Planning consents.
  • Initial spatial layout options.
  • Review and recommendation of any other required members for the project team (may include structural engineers, M&E consultants, Architect, Building Control/Approved Inspector, AV specialist, other trades).

Stage 2 – concept design

  • Identification and development of client tastes, preferences and design direction via Pinterest ‘look and feel’ boards
  • Development and selection of preferred proposed plan layouts

Stage 3 – developed design

  • Preparation of scaled furniture layouts, electrical plans, kitchen layouts, bathroom plans & elevations.
  • Proposals, selection and specifying of sanitary ware.
  • Selection of hard fixed finishes, such as tiling, flooring, kitchen finishes and preparation of finishes boards.

Stage 4 – Technical design

  • Development of the Stage 3 design to produce a detailed design pack including a Schedule of Works document for like for like contractor pricing alongside  existing and proposed space plans and site photographs.
  • Issue of technical documentation for sanitary ware, electrical fittings and any specialist equipment .
  • Selection of soft finishes including curtain fabric and loose furniture.
  • Bespoke joinery sketch drawings for budget pricing.

Stage 5 – construction

  • Contractor briefing and project set-up with client’s preferred/selected contractor.
  • Project Management service and design coordination where required.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the contractors programme and progress.

Stage 6 – Project handover and close out

  • Monitoring and reporting on the contractors completion of the works.
  • Formal handover meeting following an inspection of the site which can be carried out alongside the client and contractor team and any ‘snagging’ defects raised and a plan for their completion agreed within reasonable timeframes.
  • Coordination of furniture deliveries and soft furnishings installation where relevant.

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