Project development support
1. Preparation of conceptual designs
Our team of architects and designers transposes the investors’ wishes into projects through technical and creative solutions that create aesthetically attractive and user-friendly ambiences.
Over the course of the design process, we systematically provide for the following:
- the correct interpretation of the investor’s wishes, goals and requirements;
- consultations with professionals in other areas of fitting and furnishing;
- the preparation of conceptual designs and their confirmation or coordination;
- selection of colours, materials, finishes, accessories and decorations;
- preparation of lists and conceptual plans;
- supervision of the preparation of construction or detailed plans.
The final design is the response to the client’s wishes and objectives, the building’s architecture and occasionally to the specific local features as well.
2. Floor plans, views, 3D visualisations
An important aspect of the preliminary design is the specifications with descriptions of details, materials and special features, as well as the floor plan printouts with the layout of items. These serve as an aid for us to verify the quantities and the proportions between the individual items.
The preparation of typical projections (wall elevations) facilitates coordination with the contractors for other works, such as electrical and IT wiring, wallpaper installation, decorative linen and the like.
When exacting interiors are involved, we offer the preparation of three-dimensional visualisations so that clients can get a better idea of the space, which in turn makes their decision much easier.
3. Suggesting technical solutions that generate savings
Upon reviewing the design and plans, we are able to bring our vast experience to bear and suggest solutions that create savings for the client. We consider our client’s options and propose solutions that allow savings. Our approach in this regard is such that it in no way affects the design or the quality. We look for savings in more affordable details, alternative technological processes and alternative materials.
4. The preparation of working plans on the basis of building plans
We always prepare our working plans on the basis of the building plans and the actual situation, which reduces complications and enables us to install all the agreed elements without having to make any compromises.
5. The production and setup of sample rooms
At the investor’s request, we can produce and set up a sample room that serves as a basis for any corrections and the precise construction of further rooms.
6. Preparation of schedules
A project implementation schedule is a vital component of every hotel interior design project. They serve as the basis for the client’s decisions on the implementation dynamics. Meeting the planned project completion deadline is of the utmost importance to enable the timely completion of further activities required to ensure the full functionality of the hotel.
A project schedule that is continuously coordinated between all the parties to the project is an essential tool that enables the proper management of project implementation.
A schedule is prepared by the project manager using MS Project as part of the design documentation and proposal. It includes all the information essential to the implementation of the project, such as:
- information provided by the investor/client;
- information on the status of works on the building;
- information on the technical documentation preparation process;
- information on deadlines for the purchase of key materials and intermediate products;
- information on the time required for the production process;
- information on the time required for logistical processes;
- information on the time required for installation;
- other information (e.g. for obtaining permits and certificates).
The schedule preparation process includes the identification of any potential risks that could cause delays. Critical control points are set out in the schedule to enable the comprehensive monitoring of the progress of the planned investment and provide a basis for determining a set of measures to minimise the identified risks or compensate for any delays. Since the final completion deadline is fixed and cannot be changed to ensure the proper completion of the project, the schedule is continuously reviewed and adapted to other processes involved in the implementation of the project in the light of new information.
The project manager ensures the continuous monitoring and coordination of all the processes involved in the implementation of the project in collaboration with key staff and with consideration of the key factors in the implementation of the project, such as the preparation of the technical documentation, purchasing, production, logistics and installation.
7. Financial planning for interior design projects
The preparation of proposals is the most complex procedure in the project development stage. The proposal preparation process is headed by the design engineer or project manager, assisted by the technical director, technologists, designers and the Logistics and Installation Departments.
We endeavour to ensure that proposals are prepared with consideration of all the available details. This includes the technical documentation and any other information provided by the client’s authorised representatives and the responsible architect or designer. The most important documents are:
- The interior design plan. If the client provides an interior design plan, our proposal is prepared on the basis of its contents. If the client does not have this document, it can be prepared by our internal architects and designers.
- A bill of quantities (BoQ) based on the interior design plan. If a BoQ is included with the interior design plan, the proposal is prepared on its basis after it has been checked against the rest of the technical documentation to ensure that it includes all the necessary items. If no BoQ is available, one is prepared by our engineers according to the wishes and needs of the client to ensure that it includes everything the client needs.
We try to present as many details in both textual and graphical form to make sure the client understands our approach and the prices listed for individual items and, above all, that they know what they are getting for their money.
Project review and the generation of savings
A very important element in the preparation of proposals and further procedures is the review of the design and plans and formulating suggestions that will help the client save money. We consider the client’s options and propose solutions that do not affect the design or quality. We look for savings in more affordable details, alternative technological processes and alternative materials.
We can also prepare additional technical documentation as required in the proposal coordination stage:
– Complete interior plans:
- floor plans;
- wall elevations;
- coordination with electrical works, plumbing works and mechanical installations.
– Plans for individual pieces of furniture with detailed production documentation.
– Material specifications.
– Spatial matrices – documents defining the spatial layouts.
Transport and installation
In addition to the preparation of technical documentation and the development and production of products, we also provide logistical and installation services.
We take the full range of costs into consideration in calculating the prices for transport and installation, from the transport and accommodation of installers, to labour, material transport and other logistical costs.
We always make sure we provide our clients with a complete proposal that includes all the required works, which includes the following in addition to the interior furniture design:
– Finishing walls, ceilings and floors with:
– A wide range of other materials and equipment, such as:
- decorative lighting;
- sanitary installations;
- miscellaneous decorations.
We focus on 4 key elements in the preparation of proposals:
- The proposal must include only what the client actually wants. We take their needs into consideration, bearing in mind that what they actually need is not necessarily what they want, and vice versa.
- The proposal must be formulated so that the client can easily see the benefits and functionalities it provides. We know that clients always consider the benefits of a product. If they believe a product or solution would not provide any benefits, they will certainly not buy it.
- We add value to our products to reduce the risk associated with purchasing or choosing them. This is done by providing additional benefits, free samples, prototypes, price comparisons, etc.
- We respond to requests for proposals immediately. We set a proposal submission deadline and meet it without fail.