If you're looking to renovate or discuss a new build, we'd love to hear from you!

We can arrange a time for a meet and greet, which will give you a chance to show us the space and discuss your general ideas and requirements. You can also get a feel for how we work and whether you think we will be the right fit for you and your project. 

Then it's time to create a tailored proposal which will include a detailed outline of our understanding of the design scope, our involvement, as well as the associated design fees. 

A project is usually made up of 5 stages from conception through to completion, however we realise that each project is unique and as such, will always tailor our design process accordingly to suit your scope. 

We have outlined our typical design process for you below, so scroll through to get a better understanding of what might be involved for your project. 

Stage 1: Planning & Conceptual Design

The initial design consultation presents a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and to discuss aspirations, scope of works and budget. These elements will help to frame up the design process moving forward.

 

Once the framework is clear, it’s time to delve into the planning phase where we analyse the site and the site requirements. This involves a comprehensive site measure and photo documentation.

 

From here, we establish a strong concept for your project to enable our clients to see, feel and understand the project we are wanting to create with them. To help our clients visualise what we are proposing, we explore preliminary materials and finishes to touch, along with 3D sketches and/or elevations, as well as supporting conceptual imagery.

Stage 2: Design Development

Once the conceptual design has been finessed and approved by you, we will further develop and resolve the design and provide detailed internal plans for review.

 

We will also work with you to identify all fixtures, equipment and finishes to be incorporated into your project. These selections are then documented with full specifications incorporated, in preparation for tender.

Stage 3: Documentation

This is a significant and satisfying part of the design process, where we see all aspects of the design pulled together into a comprehensive and technical package of drawings, allowing us to communicate our design intent to builders and their trades.

 

This package is then sent out to our selected builders for costing, and we will also arrange site visits to review and discuss proposed works with each of them.

Stage 4: Construction Administration

We are here to assist you with our recommendations following the tender results. After final sign off on the documentation package and builder costing, a builder is selected to complete the work and contracts are signed. Our construction set is also distributed.

 

This is where it gets exciting!

 

Our role during the construction phase of your project is to project manage from demolition right through to defects.

 

  • We will facilitate regular site meetings to inspect works for quality and design intent.

  • Check shop drawings for approval.

  • Liaise with sub-contractors such as joiners, plumbers, tilers and electricians, as questions and comments arise.

  • Coordinate delivery of goods.

  • Assist in the preparation of a defects list at time of practical completion and ensure all defects are corrected in a timely manner.

 

Stage 5: Interior Decoration

At TM Design Studio we offer a complete decorating service and work with our clients to source furniture, lighting, rugs, interior accessories and artwork. We will also design and install window treatments that are appropriate to the interior and the environment.