Whether it is a full building project, designing a custom kitchen or bathroom, giving advice on furnishing, styling or simply providing paint colours, at Batchelor Isherwood Interior Design we can tailor our interior design services to suit your needs.
Outlined here are the services that BIID typically offers. As not all the services offered are relevant to every project, at an initial complementary meeting we customise our services to suit you.
The team at BIID prides itself on understanding what you need and taking a detailed design brief.
From the outset we look at all the possible design layouts that would benefit your project. A number of options will always be presented for discussion. However, there is always a favourite layout which we develop. We add initial lighting and furniture layouts and the proposed finishes and fabrics suit this option.
Where necessary, and at an early stage in the process, BIID always consult with the local council, as this can have an impact on the design, budget and timings.
With any project, whatever the size, there is always a budget, and it is important to give you an indication from the beginning of the project, so a budget estimate will be presented at this stage.
The necessary construction and detailed drawings are produced along with the various specification schedule. Batchelor Isherwood Interior Design tries to ensure everything is specified from the outset, to enable a cohesive design and so that all the costs can be obtained before work commences.
BIID works with many relevant consultants in order to provide the best service, such as Architects, Structural Engineers, Surveyors, Certifiers, Lighting consultants, Climate Control Consultants, Audio Visual specialists and Garden Designers.
Building project co-ordination and site supervision
Batchelor Isherwood Interior Design offers this service to ensure that all the attention to detail required is carried out.
We also take a hands-on approach, so whatever the size of your project we welcome the opportunity to monitor the work, whether you need us regularly or just at key stages on the project.
Areas we can assist with include the tender process and appointing a building contractor, regular site supervision, documenting progress, monitoring the building costs and programme.
Whether it is one room or a whole home BIID establishes a furnishing layout first, which helps to fully understand scale and circulation, for example the size of sofa, the number of seats around a table, storage, and location and size of artwork.
Batchelor Isherwood Interior Design sources products and fabrics from an in depth understanding of the market place and we have both local and international suppliers and resources. BIID designs bespoke furniture, lighting, rugs, wall coverings and window treatments.
BIID will present a number of options to you which have been selected to complement your custom design. Size, material, texture, colour and comfort are all considered for the space and its use.
BIID offers to supply and install the furnishings and this enables us to oversee the detail and makes it easier for you. This service includes the ordering and design administration of furnishings, including approving finishes samples, meeting with curtain maker, cabinet maker, upholsterer and picture framer. We track and quality control the production, including inspecting bespoke items during manufacture.
Batchelor Isherwood Interior Design never sells any piece or product in excess of the retail price and, where possible, we share a trade discount.
BIID works closely with many architects in order to continue their vision and level of detail through into the interior. Although we are probably not needed until later in the project BIID is often included at the beginning, in order to be part of the team establishing the overall vision for the project.
In recent years Batchelor Isherwood Interior Design has had many requests to offer the very specific service of styling homes. Not necessary for selling a home, but for the final touches when completing a home. With the continued attention to detail we address how the books, artefacts and memorabilia are displayed and how artwork and photographs are framed and hung. This service adds another layer of scale, texture and colour that is carefully considered.
An hourly rate is available for you. However, in our experience, whether the project is large or small our clients like to have an understanding of the total fees from the beginning of the process. Therefore, upon review of your project we provide a comprehensive Services and Fee Schedule.
At BIID we feel it is important to cover all areas of work that would benefit your project from the outset. However, you can appoint us one stage at a time. For clarity, each stage is broken down detailing the process, so should you require BIID to undertake one or all these items we can adjust the schedule accordingly. This gives both parties a clear understanding of what is expected from the start.