At Dover Design we love what we do! Every day is a new challenge, because no two jobs are the same, and that means we approach every project with fresh eyes, and the enthusiasm shared with our clients.
We have been around long enough to anticipate most problems before they arise, and have a good sense of budget, and how to use our clients' investment to their best advantage. Our purpose is to help make our projects commercially successful by the best use of the space, and never indulging in design for its own sake but coming up with the right solutions at the appropriate price.
We believe in teamwork, integrity and quality, and welcome those that share our vision of making this world a happier place.
HOW WE APPROACH YOUR BRIEF
Understand your vision, what’s your difference, your USP?
Research your market, your customers, what do they want?
Look at the following:
Visibility –can your customers find you
Your offer and price – is it clear
Appeal – why will they try you
First impressions – they must feel they have made the right decision
Hospitality – give your people the right environment to do their thing
Theatre – give them something to look at, to add value
Experience – this is what they came for
Brand affinity – everything must fit together to create the whole offer
Emotional bond – to get them to come back again and again
What you get: you decide how much you need from us – We deliver all our services in stages so that you can exactly what you want us to do:
Design workshop to develop your brief
Establish a budget – we can help you work this out
Feasibility of the site for your needs - does it fit?
Front of house, back of house and kitchen layouts
Check the shell and core provision by the landlord – is it right?
Assist in negotiating the best deal
Sketch scheme – the look and feel of the offer, using mood boards, samples of materials, examples of lighting and furniture
Consents – what you need to realise your project:
Preliminary enquiries to, Building Control, Town Planning,
Drawing for your lawyer to use in acquiring the Premises Licence
Liaison with other consultants – Mechanical and Electrical services, structural engineers , Quantity Surveyor, CDM and specialist advisers
Drawings for Tender , or negotiated contract sum
Selection of reliable and competitive Contractors and suppliers
Project Management – pre-start meeting, chairing and recording regular site meetings during the construction period; monitoring progress of consents, checking the job at hand-over and compiling defects list and monitoring its completion. Approving valuations and certifying payments .
Checking the works at the end of the Defects Liability Period (guarantee)
working with a team of experienced designers and technicians.
We thrive on working out creative solutions and developing the concept with the client. Creating the design and building the interior that delivers the brief, is what we do best. We hold the vision of the finished product throughout while respecting, integrating and coordinating all the other disciplines and services that make up the project.