Performance Facilities for Leisure, Television, Theatre and Education
Consultancy, Specifications and Drawings
Many clients have moved towards 'design and build' schemes, where they expect Main Contractors, Architects, M+E Consultants and fitting-out contractors to design and specify every aspect of a project, even though they usually have little experience in this specialised industry. With the most basic of briefs as a starting point - which regularly include statements such as "suitable audio visual equipment" or "capable of being used as a theatre" - a main contractor may estimate an inadequate PC Sum, an inexperienced supplier may propose an unsuitable scheme, whilst the end user expects something akin to the Royal Albert Hall but for a fraction of the cost!
For any project enquiry, we can visit you to discuss your requirements or expectations, offer our extensive experience and proposals where required, tailor a scheme to suit the available budgets, and then provide a quotation supported by data sheets and pictures of similar projects. This information can then be reviewed by our client and maybe the end user. All of these services would be without obligation or charge, but the information is of course confidential. We operate throughout the UK and Ireland, so we can visit clients in any location.
To further assist our customers in the early stages of design, we offer consultancy and design services for a small fee, as an alternative to our normal free-of-charge services. If we are eventually awarded the installation contract, we would deduct our consultancy fee, hence the consultation process would have costed nothing.
Consultancy may better suit the needs of your project, whereby we can offer our normal services, but with the added benefit of providing specifications or drawings, which then become the property of our client. This will allow the client to better co-ordinate with other trades, avoid delays or costly changes later in the project, include accurate information within a builders tender package, or seek competitive tenders from other specialist sub-contractors.
For these consultancy services, we would first agree a nominal fee, and our fees would of course be significantly less than a dedicated "theatre consultant", as their only source of income is from fees - whereas we generate income from installation work, which allows us to offer consultancy as a low-cost service to assist our clients. And as already mentioned, if we are eventually awarded the installation contract, we would deduct our consultancy fee, hence the consultation process would have costed nothing!