Commissioning Bespoke Furniture & Cabinetry
Commissioning a piece of handmade furniture or cabinetry is a rewarding process for both the customer and the maker. It is a chance for you to have a project built to your exact requirements. The process is defined by 4 stages.
The initial consultation takes place through the form of an informal meeting, ideally in the environment the piece is to be placed. The function, style, materials, finishes and budget can be discussed. Following this a written estimate and brief will be issued.
If you are happy with the brief and estimate we can proceed to the 'Design' stage.
Drawings are produced so that I can begin to realise the piece to your exact requirements. There is an initial 'Design Fee' for the drawings (outlined in the estimate) however this would be your only commitment at this stage.
The 'Design Fee' is waived should you wish to proceed to the next stage, 'Production'.
Once a design and quotation price is approved, a deposit is made to secure a workshop production slot and from this date the making process begins.
Suitable timescales are laid out to include if necessary site and workshop visits as well as dates for delivery and/or installation.
This is a good period for the customer to prepare the space for the piece. Especially if any electrical, plumbing and decorating adjustments are required.
4. Delivery & Installation
The piece is carefully delivered, positioned and/or any cabinetry assembly work takes place.
On completion and after a tidy up furniture care advice is offered; usually over a celebratory cup of tea!
A final invoice/receipt for the balance is issued and due on completion.
Aftercare: It is not unusual for furniture and cabinetry to require easing and adjusting as it settles in. This is of course all included in the service.