This part of the process will be mostly done over phone or email conversations.
From there we will give an estimated price to see if it is within the budget you had in mind. Unless of course you will be choosing a pre designed model – In which case we move to the next step.
If the estimate we come back with is close to what you had in mind we will then go in to more detail about what you need from your garden room and advise you from there as to what we think would suit you. if we feel there are no issues with access or anything else that may incur extra costs. we will then proceed to give a more detailed and accurate quote to give you a final price for your build. A site visit may be necessary at this point.
If the initial estimate is not where you thought it would be we can always advise you on ways to keep costs down and possibly offer a smaller or simpler build to suit your budget.
We usually require that the area you have chosen for your garden room is free from any old existing buildings, debris heaps or general garden objects.
We will require reasonable access to the build from start to finish. we won’t generally take materials through a house or a very tight alleyway with twists and turns.
We will need to be able to park a minimum of one large van as close as possible to the access point of the build for the duration of the build.
We will require a reasonable space to offload and store materials, as well as a skip if necessary. we are very grateful if our customers can lend us their driveway if they have one for part time or full extent of the build.
We will require an electrical point with continuous access to electricity while we work.
Along with continuous access to water.
Once we are confident we know your project and budget we will conduct a site visit where we can observe any access issues if there are any, check the build is suitable for the position you’ve chosen and go into more detail about any extras you may like to add to the build. In some cases we may have to conduct this visit before we give an accurate quotation, but we like to leave this stage until both parties are confident about the project.
changes to the final quote may need to be
made at this point.
3D CAD DESIGN
At Essex Garden Studios we provide a 3D CAD designs on a case by case basis to help our customers see what their build will look like.
Not all builds will require a 3D design as they may be simple in nature, but for the more complicated and bespoke design we feel this helps us and our customers to make sure we are on the same page when it comes to the design aspect.
Like most builders with a large project we take stage payments which we believe to be the safest payment method for both us and our customer.
So once we have everything agreed and the customer is happy to proceed we will book a start date.
At this point a £200 holding deposit is required.
please note this is refundable up to 42 days prior to installation unless 3D CAD or any other drawings have been issued.
5 weeks before the start date, the first payment of 50% will be due.
On the start date and upon arrival of materials the next payment of 25% will be due
Once the build is watertight (windows fitted and rubber roof temporarily installed)
the next payment of 15% will be due
Once the build is complete and before the keys are handed over
The final payment of 10% plus any extra costs for optional extras added during the installation will be due
Payments will be made via bank transfer to Essex garden studios ltd.
Then you are free to enjoy your brand new garden room in anyway you choose for many years to come.