We have tailored our process to make it as simple and as easy to understand as possible. The Design and Build is broken down into three separate stages, Define, Design, and Deliver.
The three stages work simultaneously together, to make sure that the result is exactly what the client wanted.
The Define Stage
With each stage, we have split this down, even more, to make sure that, even someone who isn’t aware of what is involved with a design and build, can have somewhat of an understanding.
Our Define stage is tailored to your needs as we understand that not everybody needs to go through the same process.
However, a discovery meeting is necessary for all of our clients. This allows us to learn about your design and build requirements, and a feel for your business and culture.
The ‘go forward plan & fees’ is when we decide how much depth you and your company need to go in the define stage.
Some companies know what they are looking for and so only need a site visit and a measured survey.
However, as a design and build company, we find we offer more value to our clients if they maximise our team’s expertise and undergo a workshop so that our designers can properly get a feel of your business environment and culture. This then helps them create the best designs that are most tailored to the client, as they are aware of what style they prefer and what kind of zones they need in their new workspace.
The Design Stage
The design stage comes after defining your wants and needs. Our specialist in-house designers convert these into general arrangement plans with some look and feel, for example, do you want the industrial look? Or splashes of colour? Maybe you want lots of biophilia and natural products.
We then seek feedback from the client to make sure they are on board, and like the designs. Similarly to the define stage, the design stage is also a tailored package, so if the client wants them, we can then turn your designs into 3D visuals with video flythroughs.
This is an excellent tool to show to staff, be it managers, heads of departments, or your whole team to get your whole organisation enthused about the upcoming changes.
We then issue a schedule of work, alongside the detailed costs, get more feedback from the client to see if they want any minor changes to the design, and then we get the client to sign a contract.
The Deliver Stage
Once the contract has been signed, our team onsite can start making a start at preparing for the construction side of the project. First of all, there is a meeting in-house at Officeinsight where finishes are agreed upon, this includes the colours and materials.
When this has been decided, the construction design can be signed off, a programme of work issued, and the project set up onsite. Throughout the construction, there are weekly updates from the project managers between the clients and ourselves, so that the client is kept up to date about the progress onsite.
After the work is completed, a quality audit is completed to make sure that the work has been finished to a high standard. This allows for the project to then be closed and signed off. We then issue an O&M file, which signals the end of the project. This contains all of the information you need to know about the products used in the design, such as service and warranty information.
This then means that your design and build is completed, and you can enjoy your new workspace, prepared for whatever economic climate. As a result, the retention of talent should be easier, with happier, more productive staff, to help you increase your bottom line through these difficult times.
Want to get in touch about your design and build? Give us a call on 0161 246 2363, or fill in an enquiry form below, and we’ll be in touch!
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