Our process

To create the place you imagined

The L’Estrange Design process is structured into five stages to guide you through the full evolution of your project from design ideas right through to construction and final styling.

Our stages are set out as follows

Concept research

At the beginning of the design process, we meet with clients and narrow down key ideas and references to create moodboards. These ensure that the design direction reflects the client brief and we often refer back to the initial moodboards and tweak them as the design develops.

Initial Design and Schematics

After the initial concept feedback, we move into the design and schematics stage. At this point we draw and refine variations of the floor plan until the design fully maximises the space to suit the client’s business plan. 
In tandem with this, we apply the concepts to the space, and integrate the aesthetic direction to the existing site.

Technical drawing and Tender

Following the client’s approval of the initial floor plans and schematics, we move into technical drawing stage.

At this stage we prepare and issue:
  • full tender drawing package
  • technical and detail drawings for any bespoke and built-in joinery
  • specifications including materials, tiling, joinery, sanitary-ware, finishes etc.

We correspond with builders and contractors to ensure that the entire design is correctly priced and executed. If needed, we also recommend contractors that we have successfully worked with before.


*This stage is often done in conjunction with the technical drawings.
Through our trade accounts, we are able to source and specify products that might not be otherwise readily available.
Our team sources and provides options for items such as:
  • furniture & lighting
  • ironmongery & sanitarywear
  • floor & wall finishes
  • decorative items & artwork
  • any other items required to finalise the concept
Along with sourcing, we also look after orders and deliveries of above items if required.

Construction Stage and Final Design

Throughout the construction process until completion, we correspond with builders and contractors to make sure everything runs smoothly and the finalised project is completed to the client’s satisfaction.

Additional Services


If required, we can produce a 3D drawing package in addition to the standard tender package.


At the client’s request, we also offer a site photography and editing service.

We offer a comprehensive branding package that includes items such as: 
menus, boxes, signage, favicon, widgets, social media widgets and website headers.