FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How do we agree on a design?
David will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet, usually at the place where the furniture commission is to be finally located, so he can get a feel for the general environment: style, colours, conditions,etc. He will usually ask you lots of questions about what you like, what you don’t like and get a feel for tastes, lifestyle. budget and requirements for the finished piece.
Over the coming weeks, David will produce some design sketches and, at an agreed time, return to show you the designs together with a range of options (if applicable) that you can choose from according to your budget.
- Do I have to pay for the design stage?
David does not charge for the initial design stage. He will provide you with a quote for the bespoke furniture and the various options/ pricing and show you the sketches he has prepared. If there are changes to the design at this stage, depending on the complexity and time it will take him to do the changes to the design drawings, he may make a nominal charge to cover his time. (He will not however, leave the design sketches with you. These remain copyright David Evans, even after the project has been completed.)
- When do I have to pay for the project?
If and when you are happy with the design you can commission the bespoke furniture. You will be asked to ‘sign-off the drawings’ as the agreed design, including any detail.
Generally speaking you will be asked to pay a deposit (approximately 1/3rd of the cost of the project, depending on the cost of materials) upon commissioning the project. The commission can then be scheduled into David’s workload. Projects generally take between 3-6 months to complete, depending on current workload and the complexity of the commission.
Once the project is under way and the major elements of the project are complete (you will usually be invited to view the work at this stage or photographs can be provided) you will be required to pay the second installment (again approximately 1/3rd of the total cost of the project).
- Upon completion/delivery/installation the remaining 1/3rd balance is immediately due for payment.
As a small business with a relatively low turnover we are currently not VAT registered and you will therefore NOT be required to pay VAT on the price of the project. (We do however have to absorb the cost of VAT that we pay on materials/services, etc.)
- How long does it take to produce my furniture?
That depends entirely on:
The complexity of your project and the finishes, etc., and what work David already has scheduled. The sooner you commission your project the sooner it can be scheduled in.