Interior Design Services

MacAusland Design provides an interior design service tailored to your needs.
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Brief & Concept Design

Typically this involves client discussions to pinpoint the objectives, aspirations and aims of the client to form a brief followed by initial development of the plans in sketch form for discussion.

Space Planning

Some clients request this as a stand-alone service, others as an informative process to help them explore what can be achieved for their property. Making the best use of the available space and creating an interesting, well-proportioned and well laid out plan are skills that are at the core of our approach to every design and should be considered a high priority for any project.

Cost Planning

In combination with your appointed Quantity Surveyor we can compile a cost plan based on your needs and aspirations. Should any cost engineering be required our in depth knowledge of specialist trades and manufacturing processes and our links with specialist subcontractors ensure that we arrive at a realistic set of budgetary guidelines.

An integrated Service

Appointing a company that understands both architectural and interior design instead of separate consultants will ensure that you receive a more resolved design, maximising the potential of your property and that construction works progress in a smoother and more predictable manner. Of course you also don’t have two consultants to deal with, which helps to keep fees under control and minimise the time you need to spend expressing your desires for the project.

Trade Discounts and Ordering Service

We are happy to handle the ordering of your furnishings and specialist items and to obtain trade discounts on your behalf where available. As a Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Practice we can offer you the peace of mind that, unlike an interior design company, we must disclose to you any discounts that we receive and be transparent in terms of the true initial list price for items so you benefit fully from any cost savings available. We make our money solely from the fees that we charge for the design and associated construction works, many clients find this level of transparency very refreshing and reassuring.

Mood Boards

Should you require mood boards to help you visualise material and colour palettes, we can prepare these for you.

Preparation of Schedules

A building’s interior design involves numerous components that can be easily confused without an organised approach. We can focus matters by producing your schedules for use during the detailed design and construction stages, including when some information is to be provided by another specifier or consultant of your choice. Such schedules include the finishes (soft and hard), ironmongery, colour palette and so on.

FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment)

Whether you need in depth advice and suggestions or just want a professional to discuss your own selections with, we can provide balanced advice on the specification of these items.

What if You’re Only Looking for a Partial Service?

We are happy to provide only the parts of our service that you deem essential. Clients often like to choose their own furnishings and soft finishes such as curtains and carpets, should that be the case we can work with you and provide any advice you require in parallel with your own specification process or that of another designer if you have another preference. Its also not uncommon for a client to use a separate shopping/purchasing specialist for soft furnishings, working with us to ensure the scheme is fully co-ordinated.

Specialist Subcontractors

MacAusland Design can recommend and put you in contact with some of the country’s finest artisans and craftsmen and women to ensure your project becomes all that it can be. We work closely with these specialists during the design process to ensure that once the project gets to construction stage we have a design that’s as resolved as it can be, helping to smooth the construction process.

Post Completion Services

Following the completion of the building works we can oversee the Defects Period and any associated rectification or making good required at the end of the defects period, which may be required as a result of minor settlement, natural shrinkage etc. Should any accidental damage occur to the property/works after completion we can assist you with implementing repair works.

Space Planning & Interior Design

Some clients request this as a stand-alone service, others as an informative process to help them explore what can be achieved for their property. Making the best use of the available space and creating an interesting, well-proportioned and well laid out plan are skills that are at the core of our approach to every design and should be considered a high priority for any project.

Appointment of Accompanying Specialist Consultants

We can assist with the appointment of other project/design team specialist consultants that may be required such as Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Surveyors and so on. Should you have your own preferred choices for consultants we are very happy to work with your team and pride ourselves on our co-operative and helpful approach. If you are new to the design and building processes we can advise you on which other consultants may be required or are recommended for your project.

 

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Interior Design Services