Commissioning Procedure
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At my West London workshop I have gathered together a small team of skilled craftsmen and women, all dedicated to excellence and with a wide range of skills.

The development of most commissions falls into the following four stages. Clearly it is desirable to meet at the outset and, where possible, I like to see where the furniture is to be placed, the surroundings will have an influence on my design proposals.

   STAGE A - An initial meeting where we can look through my portfolio of past work to establish those designs you like best and that would form the basis for your commission. I would need to take dimensions or receive plans of the space, and note any special features or obstacles. Normally I make no charge for this stage beyond the reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses.

   STAGE B - I would prepare initial design proposals with preliminary costings for your consideration. Where practical I would present my drawings in person and make alterations if required. For long distance commissions this may have to be done by E-mail or FAX. My Fee for this stage would be 10% of the estimated cost of the project and where a commission is confirmed this fee can be added to the overall cost.

   STAGE C - For some more complex projects a prototype, mock-up, or model may be required. I would supply a separate quotation for this work in advance. For many commissions this stage can be omitted.

   STAGE D - When you have agreed a design, prices and a suitable time scale, you would place an order for us to make the furniture. At this point I would ask for an initial payment of 1/3rd with the balance on delivery. For some larger projects I may ask for further stage payments as the work proceeds.

Throughout the commission you would be dealing with me personally and I would ensure that all materials and workmanship are maintained at the highest standard. You would always be welcome at the workshop to see work in progress.