Lighting Design

Concept Design
We start with a meeting to discuss your ideas and aspirations for you homes’ lighting, looking at each room in detail.   If the property is a new build or remodel the architectural plans form the basis of this meeting.   From this discussion we produce a full set of sketch lighting plans complete with preliminary luminaire and control schedules.

A second meeting reviews the lighting proposed in detail and updates the lighting in line with any architectural developments.   Revision A delivers a complete set of documents, ready to go to tender.

This work will be completed at a fixed fee and you simply need to send your architectural plans through as a pdf for us to provide a quote. hello@nbll.co.uk

Detailed Design
You and your team can then decide how much support you need as work progresses.

The following services are offered on an hourly basis.

  • Integrated lighting details to architecture and joinery.
  • Co-ordination with M&E and AV consultants design proposals.
  • Revisions to compliment architectural updates.
  • Review alternative suppliers to balance budgets.
  • On-site support for contractors and electricians
  • Snagging.
  • Decorative lighting options.

Commissioning
Commissioning is completed in the evening, once the electrician has tested the installation and ideally, when your furniture is in place.  Directional downlights are angled to light your artwork perfectly and the scenes are set to create a beautiful ambience in your new home.  It is important to us to finesse the scheme at the end of the project and we therefore offer this service at a discounted rate.

Landscape Design

Brief
Again we start with a meeting to discuss your ideas and aspirations for your garden.   We are interested to see how the garden relates to the your home and the relationship between the garden, the key rooms and views.  From this meeting we agree a brief and budget.

Site Analysis & Survey
The site analysis looks carefully at where your garden is in terms of geography, history and context.  The analysis is personally researched for each garden, complete with a photographic survey, so we get to know your garden.  For smaller projects we will also complete a summary survey.  A full topographical survey is required for large sites and gardens with level changes.  This will be sub-contracted to a trusted specialist.

Concept Design
The concept sketches bring together your brief, our ideas and the details collected from the site analysis.   An A3 document illustrates how key areas of the garden link together, their scale, areas of planting and key architectural ideas.   This presentation will include a site plan with alternative options, perspectives of key views plus materials and planting mood boards.   It is a working document and allows us to develop the ideas together, to find a master plan you are happy with.

Detailed Design
Once the sketch masterplan is agreed we produce a set of documents for the setting out, hard-landscaping, construction detail, planting plans and of course, lighting.  This enables you to go to tender with the design, details and quality you require, set out in a comprehensive document.

Construction
The quality of the finished build depends very much on the skills of your chosen contractor and we can help find the right one for you.  nb lighting & landscapes are currently looking to work with contractors who include project management within their services, allowing us to offer an advisory role during construction.

Planting and Commissioning
With the hard-landscaping complete, the plants arrive and we like to be involved.  Setting out the plants, helping the contractor with the planting and settling everything in.   Finessing the lighting and ensuring we hand over a garden you and we can be proud of.

We can leave you with a maintenance manual for your plants and introduce you to a maintenance team, if you would like us to.  Finally we would like to keep in touch as the seasons progress, fine tuning your garden, as it matures.

Why Choose Us

With over 20 years of lighting design experience we know how to create a beautiful lighting scheme for your home, on time, to budget, with a comprehensive set of documents that enables your team to progress.  We can now provide you with an exciting garden design with the same attention to detail and professionalism.

On site, we are pro-active in supporting the contractors with day to day developments to achieve the best results.  When your contractor has completed their work we believe in commissioning your lighting and garden to look their best.  Then we hope to stay in touch, as you settle in to enjoy your new home and your garden matures.

We can deliver a lighting design, a garden design or both, to suit you.

Our Clients

All of our work comes via personnel recommendation and repeat business and we are fortunate to work on some beautiful homes.   The cornerstone of our business is positive and supportive relationships with key design professionals and quality contractors.  We pride ourselves on maintaining the privacy of our clients and this limits the project portfolio we can demonstrate here.  Please get in touch if you would like more information on completed projects.