BUILD IT ARTICLE – JULY’ 18
Built It magazine July 2018s Issue is about the ‘interior design journey’ in many ways, we hadn’t completed the exterior when the photoshoot was carried out, but its nearly complete now and we will shortly have a photo set of the landscape and external elements that ‘frame’ the house and give it the refined setting that we like to see.
As with many of our clients we found that the exterior landscaping and the interior specification/finishing is secondary to the main the new-build works and overarching architecture of the project. Budgets are often strained and clients must obviously achieve the main thrust of the scheme but its having the ‘grand plan’ by the architect to work to that clients should have.
We have a range of projects in the pipeline at present where the brief is the holistic development of a site or building with continual cost analysis to avoid overspend and value engineering at a later date. We advise on careful initial design studies before outline cost advice then, when the design and budget is aligned, progress to the more detailed elements noting that finishing items and landscaping ‘can’ come later. Obviously its great to get the entire project completed at once but with costs of construction rising year on year we suggest phasing is a good way of ensuring clients get the Grand Plan in time……..