PRE CONTRACT

Forging a close working relationship with the design team helps to strengthen the benefits our advice and guidance brings to:

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  • design and technical considerations
  • material specification
  • installation
  • finishes
  • financial planning
  • maintenance

Design and technical considerations

No matter what the project may be, offering specialist knowledge and experience at a conceptual stage often brings creative alternatives that can be explored.  We can advise on the latest techniques in manufacturing, installation and construction, undertake complex calculations about material strength, provide detailed drawings and write accurate specifications.

Material Specification

Using the right material for the job lies at the heart of any successful design.  Timber is a superb building material both structurally and aesthetically but knowledge ensures that the most appropriate type is specified and used.  We can advise which timber to use, how to source it, work with it, install it and maintain it.

Installation

Applying just a few key principles can make the difference between failure and success. Offering you our knowledge on the latest manufacturing techniques and installation procedures can overcome later problems on site, ensuring your contract is delivered on time and on budget.

Finishes

Apart from offering impressive technical performance, timber has unrivalled aesthetic qualities.  Its sheer natural beauty is derived from a combination of the type of wood used and how it has been worked and finished.  We have extensive knowledge about finishing all types of woodwork, ensuring the best possible finish is achieved and its durability maximised.

Financial planning

We can assist with producing budgets and undertake cost planning exercises that balance practicality with cost.  Our understanding of how joinery is installed and finished allows greater accuracy; doing so reduces assumptions and ambiguities and increases cost certainty.

Maintenance

As with any material, although little or no maintenance may be required, it is always recommended that the risks are assessed.  Doing so at the design stage allows a suitable maintenance programe to be developed for future implementation and any consequential build requirements identified and priced.