STUDIO + PRACTICE 

We offer a full design service from inside to out, working from landscape to lifestyle... 

HILLS + CO. was founded in 2015 by husband and wife, Scott and Sophie HIlls, with the studio based in the depths of the Wye Valley AONB. 

Our client base is predominantly based in Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, The Cotswolds, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire. 

We are an RIBA Chartered Practice and provide a full design and management architectural and interiors service, in accordance with RIBA Work Stages. Working with our clients we set out with the objective to be creative, imaginative, and sensitive to realise beautiful spaces and buildings from concept to completion.

 

Architecture and Interior Design for us, is an integrated and symbiotic relationship, however there are occasions where the output of each is independent to one another or variable depending on the project. The process for both is similar, with expected outputs at each stage. See below for a fuller explanation of how this works:

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

We offer a full design service from concept to completion following RIBA Plan of Work Stages. The image examples above highlight the types of developed output expected during the design and construction of a project.

We offer all new clients a free initial consultation to see how we can help.

what to expect...

RIBA STAGE 0 STRATEGIC DEFINITION

This first stage identifies the scope of work required, and makes a plan for taking a project forward.

 

RIBA STAGE 1 PREPARATION + BRIEF

Following our initial conversations and any measured surveys required, the project brief is developed which will include the design ambitions for spatial, material and environmental considerations. 

 

RIBA STAGE 2 CONCEPT DESIGN

Here we produce the first concepts in response to the project brief, ambitions and site. If required, it is at this stage we make a pre application submission to the local authority. We begin the CONCEPT DESIGN for interior design (see right) 

RIBA STAGE 3 DEVELOPED DESIGN

By the end of this stage the planning application will be submitted following structural and cost analysis. Within this stage we refine the DEVELOPED DESIGN for interior finishes (see right).

 

RIBA STAGE 4 TECHNICAL DESIGN

Following successful approval, planning drawings will be developed into production information for tender. This includes details, specification and TECHNICAL DESIGN of interior finishes (see right). A submission for Building Regulations approval will be sought and we assist in the selection of a main contractor.

RIBA STAGE 5 CONSTRUCTION

Once on site we administer the building contract and monitor the works against the drawings and specification.

RIBA STAGE 6 HANDOVER + CLOSE OUT

This stage completes the project with a final certificate and a full set of 'As-constructed' information.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

We can develop interior design schemes for all types of projects and at different stages.

Our Interior Design services include:

Single room or entire property refurbishments

Complete commercial refits

Bespoke kitchen design

Bespoke bathroom design

Space Planning

Integrated interior architecture (1st + 2nd fix detailing)

Furnishings - bespoke + sourced

Upholstery

Furniture + product sourcing - vintage + new*

Interior styling

what to expect...

We offer all new clients a free initial consultation to see how we can help.

 

CONCEPT DESIGN INTERIORS

Importantly we need to get to know you!.....and understand your ambitions and aspirations. Create a brief which reflects your design preferences. Understand your timescales and budgets

DEVELOPED DESIGN INTERIORS

Dependant on the scale of the project this can involve a look book (mood boards + finishes boards), spacial layout drawings, 3D renders. This can be tailored appropriately to the scale and budget of the project. 

TECHNICAL DESIGN INTERIORS

Specify the key finishes and refined design decisions through detailed setting out drawings. This could include;  internal layouts, room elevations, bespoke cabinetry design, lighting specifications and M&E requirements. A full FF & E listing (furniture, fittings and accessories/equipment).

 

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© HILLS + CO. 2020

RED LODGE, BROCKWEIR, GLOUCESTERSHIRE NP16 7NQ

THOUGHTFUL + RURAL + CURATED 

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGN 

HILLS + CO. IN THE WYE VALLEY