HOMES DESIGNED FOR LIVING
investing in design expertise will prove invaluable
If the thought of embarking on a home project fills you with worry, we’re here to help. Here at Copper & Ash, we can bring your dream home to life and minimise the stress for you in the process. Whether you’re planning an extension, renovating or reconfiguring, we can offer a flexible and tailored service to suit you and your budget.
We have a background in large scale commercial projects and it’s this experience we now want to bring to the residential market. We have a real passion for delivering quality final results.
So many times, homeowners are left with badly designed spaces and a substandard finish, something we want to change. We have a network of trusted industry contacts allowing us to be involved with your project as much or as little as you need and our clear, concise project breakdown provides a ‘menu of stages’ that can be chosen as required. If you’re interested in how we work, we’ve broken our process into stages below.
If you like greater project involvement and a more hands on approach, the virtual designer service may be for you. Perfect for the self-builders, those who just need a nudge in the right direction and those on a tighter budget. Click below for more details.
We begin with a FREE initial consultation, ideally at your home so we can get a feel for your project and see the space first hand. It's important for us to really spend time understanding your current issues and what you'd like to achieve from us and the service. If you're happy, we then provide you with a brief, scope of works and a quote.
2. SURVEY & DRAWINGS
We complete a measured survey and draw up the existing property in AutoCAD, then guided by your brief, we propose layout options ready for discussion. Once agreed, we complete the necessary drawings ready to submit to planning, building control and tender. We can arrange for a trusted structural engineer to complete the calculations required for any structural works and liaise with the necessary channels to ensure smooth delivery.
3. CREATIVE DESIGN
Integrated within the drawing stage, we offer our design service that includes interior mood-boards, sketches, 3D visuals and animated walk-through's. This enables you to visualise your home before moving on to the build phase. This not only saves you the stress of making all the necessary decisions down the line, it also means contractors are receiving accurate tender documents and know exactly what they're quoting for. In turn, you will benefit from receiving accurate quotes that meet all your requirements up front.
We can offer support throughout this stage by tendering the project to three building contractors (we can recommend reputable companies if required). We can assist with the analyses of the returned costs and liaise with contractors to ensure like for like quotes. We're able to design engineer where appropriate and can provide a site visit service, if required.
5. SPECIFY, SOURCE & MANAGE
We're able to specify, source and manage the installation of parts or all of your internal fixtures and fittings. We aim to relieve our client's stress by reducing and streamlining the number of decisions they have to make and by planning early, we encourage a smoother, more enjoyable process for everyone involved. With many years of experience designing bespoke furniture, we can design as little or as much as you need. From designing your kitchen, bathroom or dressing room, through to providing advice on light switches; we can design a scheme that suits you and lifestyle. If required, we can also source reputable tradesmen and oversee the installation of these elements.
6. FURNITURE, FITTINGS & STYLING
We can provide guidance on furniture, fittings and the general interior styling for some or all of your space. Whether your style is fashion forward or timeless and contemporary, we can advise and source the items that transform your house into a home.
Every project is bespoke and an exact quote can be provided after the initial consultation, however projects can start from as little as £300 for the online virtual designer service, including space planning guidance and design direction.
With many people opting for an open plan way of living and potentially spending a significant amount of money in getting there, we believe that investing in design guidance and expertise at the beginning will prove invaluable in the long run.