In our first meeting, we will come out to your project space. Here we will document and measure the areas that can be worked with. This first meeting is all about us finding out exactly what you are looking for. Your brief is an important starting point. In saying that, by no means do you need to know every single detail, but if you’ve seen things that you like, or have photographs, this is the best time to share them. We will discuss your budget and time frame considerations.
In our second meeting, this is where the fun begins! Between our first and second meetings, we will have been busily creating designs for you. You will be shown 2-3 floorplan layouts which will indicate your potential options and the possibilities of which direction we can head in. Sometimes clients fall in love with one particular design straight away. Other times, clients may like certain elements out of multiple designs. Collaboratively, we’ll work towards getting a final design that meets your individual requirements. Once a design is finalised, it will be drawn to scale using CAD. You will receive an A3 copy of the floorplan, lighting plan, elevations and any relevant detail drawings as required at our next meeting.
*Should your project require council, building or development approval a price for additional drawings and application fees will be given, all dependent on the complexity of the project. This will be discussed with you at the time required before submitting applications.
*Please note that any fire safety regulations, air conditioning, heating, emergency lighting, data requirements (anything outside of the Interior Design scope of works) will need to be taken care of from professional contractors specific to these areas- to be organised by the owners.
This meeting is centred on the presentation of all fittings, fixtures and finishes. We will meet you at your project site. Now that you have confirmed your floorplan, we have spent time detailing the custom pieces within your space. Joinery is often a major contributor to commercial spaces and each piece needs to be crafted to adhere to your style guide. We will present our designs for all custom items along with an array of samples depicting the soft and hard finishes for your project (tiles, fabrics, paint colures etc).
We will also show you our vision for the furniture and feature lighting within the space and how this corresponds to the finishes we have selected.
Before our next meeting, your drawings will be updated to include your fittings, finishes and fixtures selections. This is the largest section of work that BIRDBLACK DESIGN has to do. We spend the next period of time ensuring all your fittings work within the design when drawn to scale.
This part of the process is critical in ensuring that tiles, joinery finishes, benchtops etc are all notated in their correct locations.
This ‘DESIGN BUNDLE’ will be prepared and handed over to you at our next appointment.
In our fourth meeting held at our design studio, you will now be presented with your ‘DESIGN BUNDLE’. This will include the final set of drawings and selections list with all amendments now completed.
Alternatively, this can be emailed to you in a pdf format which you can pass on to your nominated building company to quote using their own regular suppliers and tradespeople.
Please note we do not design manage commercial projects.