DESIGN & BUILD PROCESS
The journey from concept to completion
First of all, we will visit you so we can all put a face to a name.
This gives us a chance to see your current space and discuss your objectives for your home or office. We want to gain a real understanding of your vision, taste and needs so we can make your surroundings work for you both now and in the future.
Of course, this is also an ideal opportunity for you to ask questions to make sure you fully understand the process.
CONCEPT, DESIGN & SPEC
Combining a space analysis with the information gathered at the initial meeting, we will establish a design brief, from we which we produce drawings and space plans. This is a chance for you to select from a number of different options of layout, spec, fixtures and fittings.
Mood boards, 3D design and samples ensure the finished design reflects your vision. If you need board-level approval for your project, we are happy to come and present to any stakeholders as required.
If you choose IO Designs as your build partner, the first step before signing the contract is to ensure that all the legal documents are in order. These can include Health & Safety assessments, landlord approvals, building control paperwork, fire regulations and all necessary insurances.
The next step is to ensure that you understand the timescale detailed in your project programme and are aware of the key dates and any responsibilities you have so that we complete every step on time.
Once all the documentation is in order and you are fully happy with the whole project, then we can sign contracts and the process begins.
Throughout the construction phase, it’s important to keep lines of communication open. You will meet your Project Manager before the work begins and be in constant contact during the build period. This applies whether we are building a small house extension or fitting-out a whole commercial building.
We carefully plan every project so that each element happens in sequence and on time to prevent any delay to the schedule. Every fixture and fitting is checked throughout the project so we can deal with any problems as soon as they arise.
This attention to detail gives you peace of mind and the confidence that we will take full responsibility for completing the job on time and within budget.
COMPLETION & OCCUPATION
The moment when we hand over your brand new space and share your excitement at seeing the design come to life. Before you get to see the finished project, we put everything through a rigorous series of tests. Every door, tap, socket and switch is checked to make sure it’s working perfectly for you.
At handover, we leave you with a small gift from the team at IO Designs. After a full debrief, we wish you well and leave you to enjoy your new space.
We provide you with a manual of instructions, guarantees and maintenance information for any appliances. Of course, if you have any questions, we are only ever a phone call away.