If you have the time and you're up for the challenge of working directly with your General Contractor and Trades on your project, you may only need my guidance on just a few points here and there. I want to be certain that you're off to a good solid start and I want you to know you and your trades can call on me, if you need me during your project.
This service includes:
recommendations from my list of my preferred and trusted trades, who will have access to the documents they'll need for your project in the online studio.
you and the trades will have me on-call from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday to get fast answers to important questions. We'll communicate by text, phone, video chat, or in-person - as needed.
On all projects, I strongly recommend that you hire or designate a General Contractor. He/she is expert in their field and have extensive knowledge of construction practices and project management. Even on a relatively small project, there are lots of people and product that need scheduling and prioritizing.
On-call time with me is tracked by the minute (with a five minute minimum per connection) and invoiced twice a month at my hourly rate of $80 per hour plus HST. As an example, this service may cost you $40 for all the times you'd need me in one billing period.
If you find that, at any time, you're feeling overwhelmed, you can easily switch over to a Designer Directed Implementation.
Client testimonial "Deborah is a delight to work with, she listens well and stays calm no matter what. Her diplomacy when dealing with trades and suppliers is awesome to see. The end result is the home I envisioned.
I couldn't imagine doing this without her. Thank you, Deborah, for all your patience and hard work!" - Lorraine Jones
Costs - No Surprises:
- Design service costs are fair and transparent.
- For a retainer of $500, you'll have access to me from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday. Your deposit will be held and applied to your final invoice when your need for this service comes to an end, and any remainder will be returned to you via e-transfer.
- You’ll be able to track your On-Call costs in real-time throughout your project in your private online studio.
- A travel charge of 40 cents per kilometer may apply for travel (pre-approved by you) outside the local area that I do on your behalf during your project implementation. When possible, I pair travel with other clients' travel, so that the cost can be divided between clients.
- Amounts for On-Call services and travel are billed on the 15th and 30th of each month.
This service is available to you after we complete your Discovery Call, Design Work Session, and Design Concept, Plans+Budget.
- It's important that your key decision-maker is accessible during your implementation phase.
- To get the most from our meeting time together, you'll need to put away your phone, schedule extra time in case we get deep into details, and arrange a babysitter if you have children. It's so important that you are free from distractions during our meetings so that we can communicate well and be certain there is clarity in all we discuss.
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