At Hoban Design, we take away all the hassle and stress of renovating, extending or building your new home. With a well-oiled and dedicated team of architecture, interior design and project management specialists, we take on all the heavy lifting when it comes to organising and carrying out the transformation of your home, whilst keeping you engaged throughout the whole process.
We’ll keep you thoroughly involved with decision-making at the design stages and up to speed with any developments or updates to your project. It’s an exciting time for any homeowner, so it’s important to us that you enjoy the experience just as much as we do. Read the section below to explore the different stages of the renovation process: from concept to design and build.
Good design results from a creative and combined discussion and exploration between you and the architect. It's best practice to establish your design brief at an early stage, to broadly define your vision and your expectations for the project.
This can be an exciting but sometimes daunting prospect for clients who may not have a clear direction in their minds. At Hoban Design, we take great care at the concept stage to help you define your design brief, either by taking the lead with a comprehensive design proposal or through exploration of your ideas, fleshing these out into a fully formed representation of your vision.
Depending on the nature of the project, there
may sometimes be a number of consultants needed: drainage, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, basement specialists, quantity surveyors, landscape designers, interior designers, party wall surveyors, building control surveyors, energy assessors, arboriculturalists etc. To keep disruption and stress to a minimum, we'll ensure that only the necessary consultants will be engaged on your behalf.
Almost all potential works will have Planning or Building Regulations implications. With over 20 years of experience in dealing with local authorities, Hoban Design will carefully navigate you through all the statutory requirements to help ensure the preferred design is accepted and
approved. This can be a simple non-contentious rebuild, or a highly sensitive new design which may upset some neighbours.
The success of design is often in how the component parts are seamlessly integrated. Hoban Design take particular pride in ensuring the impeccable quality of every single design detail. Whether it's the coordination of the all the lighting, heating and cooling systems, the expert craftsmanship of the fitted joinery or the selection of grand marble slabs, we take great care to consider all aspects of the project.
Once the detailed design, specification and costing is complete, it is imperative to ensure the best building team is assembled for the job. With our depth of experience in working with building contractors on luxury projects, we can assemble the best construction teams appropriate for your project and for the best value, either by tender or by negotiation.
At Hoban Design, we take a very hands-on approach, working directly with each specialist contractor on board. This helps take away delays, complications and red tape associated in going through main contractors under traditional building contracts. We're also very flexible and able to arrange a procurement route that's tailored to your particular needs.
Once on site, our highly driven team continually provide thorough oversight of the works and ensure all issues are dealt with and resolved promptly. This prevents delays and delivers a high-quality finish for our clients.
Your dream home has now been realised and it’s time to move in. It can often be a big change in someone’s life to start living in a new home and we aim to make sure it's as comfortable and enjoyable a transition as possible. At Hoban Design, we provide a continued support service for new occupants in case there are any slight teething issues or concerns that need to be dealt with.
Whether it's to iron out AV issues or to ensure a suitable maintenance plan is in place, Hoban Design is on hand to help. We maintain continued working relationships with all of our installers and ensure they are on hand to fix any bugs, make changes or simply provide you with any assistance you might need.