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Design Services

At CKDI, we understand our clients come on-board with various needs or are constrained by budget. We aim to provide a broad range of services which reflect the client’s position. You can engage us for basic consulting services from a brief discussion and ideas development to full design services. We guide clients throughout the design process and provide a range of tools to assist you with capturing and defining your requirements. Choose one, all or a combination of the following services.

We design interiors. We explore concepts and develop your vision for all your interiors and provide integrated solutions. We listen. We add our experience to your style and brand to create the ambience you’re after with the functionality that is required.

• Outline of brief

• Sketches & plan drawings

• Presentation boards with samples of colours, fabrics , furniture and finishes

• Site survey and assessment

• Preliminary budget and schedules

• Project timeline and milestones

• DA documentation and submission

• Design and construction documentation

• Finishes selection, specification and scheduling

• Post occupancy evaluation

We provide advice. Sometimes all you need is direction. You can simply engage us to “pick our brains” or confirm your ideas. We want to be accessible. Often a chat or visit is enough to put your mind at ease and provides a small but reassuring investment before you progress your plans.

• Assessment of interiors

• Sketches of layouts

• Advice on colour, furnishings and finishes

• Cost estimates

• Brief outline of all suggestions

>SPACE PLANNING (Layout Options)
We create, rearrange or innovate to create Smart Spaces. With combined experience of over 2 decades, we can’t help but walk into a room and start thinking of replanning the space to be more effective, efficient, easy flowing and comfortable. It’s instinctive and what we do best. No space is too big or small.
Libraries are our specialty. We have completed over 60 library projects and have a deep understanding of their needs and planning requirements of libraries.

• Space and stock audits

• Collection measurement and storage analysis and projections

• Collection storage design and documentation

• Feasibility studies

• Prepare funding submissions

• Stage delivery based on funding arrangements

• Perfect interpreters between librarians and architects

• Understand & contribute to the evolution of libraries

Communicating the vision is an integral part of design. With the use of 3D modelling, you can navigate the entire renovation, complete with selected colour, furniture and finishes. You can see exactly what the design will look like.

• 3D model in black & white or colour

• 3D model with or without selected finishes

There are so many elements to renovation and construction – councils, builders, suppliers and consultants. We can liaise with all these entities and direct you through the process, documentation, project planning and costs involved to ensure you are covered.

• Organise quotes

• Liaise with builders and trades

• Prepare budget guides

• Co-ordinate suppliers

• Prepare project plans

• Develop staging strategies

• Liaise with other consultants

• Co-ordinate with removalists

• Manage relocations

Everyone has a budget. The question is how to maximise what you get within your budget constraints. We have experience in developing cost effective solutions and restructuring the development plans to achieve outcomes and cost efficiencies. We also provide a realistic guide on your estimates and help you factor in unknown costs.

• Plan of budget

• Proposed solutions


• Technical brief definition

• Assessment and analysis

• Planning Documentation Staging

• Requirements and Opportunities analysis

• Planning options and concept development

• Documentation • Implementation strategy

• Preliminary cost planning and assessment

• Scope of building works and recommendations