What are the procedures for projects done by Studio D2?
Each project is dealt with according to the client’s requirements. Studio D2 have many services and packages for you to choose from, the procedure will depend greatly on the package you decide to go for.
Our general procedure is;
Talk to the client
Get detailed brief, if one does not exist then create a brief ourselves alongside the client
Develop an idea with client into something that is clear and detailed
Develop a brand identity and image for the establishment
Basic Design concepts
Colour scheme proposals
Present idea to client, await client approval
If client approves move on to next stage How long will the project take?
Again this depends on the size of the project and the amount of work that is required on site; will it need to be completely renovated? Will it need a brand new kitchen or does it have an existing kitchen? What are the benefits of hiring a professional service?
An estimated time must be agreed upon to complete the work.
Our experienced Project manager can ensure that sub contractors and other parties are doing the work as agreed on the contractual basis during the implementation stage. We draw up detailed drawings and specifications so that the builders or contractors have a clear understanding of the design. The right contract between you, the builders and us will give clear written details of the time schedule of how long the builders will take in completing the project as well as costing and how much penalty will be involved if anyone was to delay the work.
There are many benefits as to why it is better to get professional advice rather than doing it yourself.How do you charge for your services?
Designers have seen many other businesses like yours and can advice you on what will be beneficial for your needs.
Designers are trained to use space efficiently; making your employees efficient, making sure your establishment has flow for your customers and people using the establishment.
Best use of materials, the right contacts and resources, saving you money in the long run.
Designers help take the time off your busy schedule. They will deal with the contractors, suppliers and make sure everything is completed on time.
Using computer generated photo realistic images to capture what your establishment will look like once completed, allows you to foresee things before anything is implemented; again this saves you time and money.
Please note that all our designs for a project are done exclusively for the client and all our works are copy righted.
We charge a set fee for all of our services except for some interior design projects we may charge a 10% managing and handling fee of the total budget.
Our packages are a set fee for the services but the furnishings of the interior and other costs such as subcontractors are a separate cost.
If you wish to use our services for design and build, then we charge you a lump sum price for the whole work, which will include our design fees and other third party consultants.
Our lump sum will include all neccessary building work that your project will require in order to have it running and open to the public.
The lump sum price is for the turn key solution that we offer. Please let us know if you would like further information on our prices.How comes your packages can be charged at such a reasonable rate?
Most of our services are kept in-house and not sourced out to other parties therefore enabling us to keep our package fees at reasonable prices.
What are the Building Regulations and Planning Authorities requirements?
Most outlets are “A” categorized, If you require to change a premise that did not previously have a restaurant licence then you are required to apply to your local authority and ask for a A3, A4 or A5 premise licence.
The local authority are getting more demanding with their policy therefore it is very important to be as detailed as possible in your applications.
You will also require planning permission from your local authority for any changes made to the exterior as well as to some of the interior. We can deal with your local authority.
Larger projects require us to design under CDM rules, as Health and Safety is taken very seriously and must not be over looked.Do I have to use the designer for every part?
No you don’t have to use a designer for everything, you can choose which services you would like to use or you can just have the designer consult you or even create a complete design with detailed drawings and specifications, allowing you to implement the work using different subcontractors.
We are a design and build company and we work on a lump sum basis, this leaves everything in our own hands, saving you a lot of money. If you were to go to individual sources this would be costly because every individual would need his/her fees paid. Leaving in one hand you would not have to pay third party fees.
It’s also better to allow the designing company who designed the work to implement it because they will have a better understanding of what’s to be done, how the finish project will look as well keeping to schedule. The designers save you the stress and time as they themselves or their appointed project manager will be on site to check that everything is running smoothly and on time.
Can you provide a budget plan and how effective is this
We can develop a budgeting plan together with the you, as designers we can work with any type of budget, the design outcome will depend on the budget.
It is nearly impossible to give an exact pricing on a project before a design is even done, it is however possible to give a rough estimate of what works will be needed by calculating per square metre and revising on what needs to be skimmed and cleaned up with a rough price estimates for the furnishing and fittings.How will you promote or market the restaurant?
Depending on your type and style of establishment we will promote accordingly.How effective are your packages?
If your concept is a fine dining restaurant and your target clientele are baby boomers or romantic dinners the promotional campaign should be targeted to these clienteles whilst maintaining your image; publishing material will be designed according to your image, the content must be alluring to your target clientele for them to want to experience your establishment.
If your concept is a fast food outlet again publishing material should be specifically designed. We can advice you of the best-suited methods of marketing for your clientele as well as provide you a database of the names and addresses of people within your location.
It is important for us when designing your restaurant to establish a unique character and style for your establishment. This is why we have developed the design package. By using each service within the package your identity becomes vivid to your customers, as the competition is getting larger it is even more important for outlets to get their identity right. Customers need to be drawn to your establishment; the elements of your establishment must be consistent and translate what your outlet is trying to say. We like to make sure that every part of developing your identity is done properly that is why we take every aspect under our supervision. How can I trust that your company will do a good job and that I will be 100% satisfied?
We understand that when it comes to hiring a design and build company it is important to choose the right one as it’s your livelihood that is at stake, an investment you would rather lessen the risk of anything going wrong; it is hard to entrust this in the hands of anyone.
We have developed the design package so that your life is more at ease by making sure that the required services within the package are what make your establishments identity succeed.
Our designs are exclusive to you, our priority is customer satisfaction and to build a reputation of excellence, we make sure that every project we do is done to perfection, that every detail is considered, plan ahead so that if we do encounter any obstacles we can over come them there and then. Our design skills allow us to know what materials work best to create the desired ambience, what material can handle the wear that is expected as well as use of lighting that should be used with the concept and many over factors. Our skills will not allow our designs to fail; we strongly believe in thorough research and that is why we research our ideas and the concept thoroughly.
We also are a strong believer of actions speak louder than words, You want to see it to believe it and the only way you can do that is having an element of trust and a bit of risk in order to get the out come you want.
Such is our confidence in our quality of work that we offer a one-year guarantee on our design, well written contracts between you and us, as well as you and thesubcontractors are drafted ensuring that we are all protected. We are fully insured for every work that we do.