lighting consultants are award winning, international lighting designers
who have been established since 1958. The Practice is involved with
a wide range of projects, internationally and locally to each office.
We are involved in some of the largest developments in the world but
we are also involved in small scale commissions and enjoy these as much
as the larger projects. In fact the smallest project we have ever undertaken
is the lighting of a single picture in someone's home. We enjoy being
involved with the lighting of residential properties of all types and
strongly believe that well considered and designed lighting can improve
the quality of a home, as well as increasing its value. The majority
of our residential work is for individuals who want their living space,
both internal and external, to be special.
of the most important aspects of dpa is that we are
independent lighting consultants, we do not supply lights, receive commissions
or install lighting equipment. We simply act as a professional consultant
on our client's behalf to produce the best lighting solutions and obtain
best value for each and every project.
lighting design service can be tailored to suit the individual project
and the client's requirements. Set out below are two options, the first
provides expert guidance and direction at an exceptionally reasonable
cost, the second is a full design service. Many other variations can
be organised as appropriate.
Residential Lighting Consultancy Service
clients who just feel they would like some expert direction and guidance
at a very reasonable fee, we are happy to offer a half day consultancy
service. This can either take place at our offices, or in your home.
It is important that if the consultation takes place in our office,
the client brings drawings and/or photographs to discuss the various
rooms or garden areas that are under consideration. It is also important
that, for internal areas, the client has considered where furniture,
pictures and any other significant elements might be placed within each
space, although this can be discussed and developed during the consultation.
will review your home and the rooms under consideration, gain an understanding
of how you want to use each area and then discuss various lighting ideas
that may be appropriate. We will also provide guidance on the lighting
controls, which we believe are just as important as the lights themselves.
the end of the half day review, you will have a series of ideas on how
best to approach the lighting of each room and suggestions on lighting
control. As you will appreciate, this service does not include drawings
or a detailed design, but it will provide excellent guidance from a highly
experienced independent lighting design Practice, that has proven to be
invaluable to clients in the past.
cost of this service is £300.00 + any travel expenses + VAT. If
the consultation takes place in your home, this service is based on
the property being within 45 minutes travel time of one of our offices.
Should it be further, an additional charge related to the additional
travel time would be agreed prior to the commission.
Residential Lighting Full Design Service
One - Conceptual Design
Visit the property, obtain and understanding of its context and gain
a full brief from the client/any other professionals as appropriate.
Consider various lighting techniques following the briefing and formulate
a conceptual lighting strategy for each interior and exterior space
within the Scope of Work.
Prepare conceptual lighting layouts for all areas within the Scope of
Work using base drawings provided by others.
Consider the lighting control strategy for each space.
Carry out internal design review within dpa offices and coordinate as
necessary with the client and architect if appropriate.
Prepare mood images for each area within the Scope of Work.
Prepare generic luminaire and lamp schedules with budget costs for the
supply of lighting equipment.
Present the conceptual lighting proposals to the client/other professionals
Two - Detailed Design
Obtain feedback from Stage One presentation and incorporate as appropriate.
Prepare final lighting layouts for all areas within the Scope of Work.
Prepare dimming/switching group drawings within all areas within the
Scope of Work.
Prepare sketch details as appropriate.
Prepare detailed lamp and luminaire schedules with costs for supply
Obtain special project prices from lighting manufacturers for our clients
so they benefit from trade prices or discounted trade prices.
Obtain quotations for control systems and specify as appropriate.
Carry out coordination meetings with the client/other professionals
Present the Detailed Design Package and issue as appropriate.
Three - Site Supervision
Attend site as required.
Answer queries from the contractor and client as appropriate.
Coordinate with the lighting manufacturers/suppliers as appropriate.
Four - Final Set Up
Attend site and supervise the aiming of all the adjustable lights.
Carry out an inspection of the lighting installation and prepare a snagging
list as appropriate.
Supervise the setting up of the control system as appropriate.
Return to site after all snagging items are rectified to carry out a
final inspection and report back as appropriate.
cost of a full service is variable and depends on the Scope of Work
and a number of other elements. To establish a fee for this type of
approach we would have an initial meeting at no cost to the client to
discuss the project after which we would submit a fee proposal based
on the information agreed.