Design Consultancy

Sometimes there's no substitute for an expert second opinion.We're here to help you make smart decisions and avoid the pitfalls.

About DesignConsultancy

Building refurbishment is the big failure-point when investing in property, often it is difficult to know where to start when planning your project. Then there is dealing with contractors, budgeting and finally interior design. Sometimes it helps to have someone with experience on-hand to guide you through the many pitfalls.

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or a seasoned investor, there are always times when you’d value an objective opinion. Maybe your project has taken an unexpected twist and you’re not sure how to proceed. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed at the scale of it all. Maybe you’re new to all this and just want to make sure you’re investing your money wisely.

Whatever stage you’re at, DesignConsultancy lets us step in with as little or as much assistance as you need, from a single Skype call to ongoing support on site. We can visit the property and run through the work needed, audit the project, and advise on every aspect of refurbishment design, furnishings and fittings.

We're on your side

Property can be a fantastic investment, but it brings plenty of pitfalls too. Estate agents are there to serve the vendor, not the buyer. So they won’t always give you the advice you need to make the most of your money.

We’re here to support you through the whole process, with advice on everything from purchasing strategies to your responsibilities as a landlord. If you’re thinking of investing but need some expert advice, talk to us.

Who we've worked with

We know that as a business you are only as good as your last project, but having a good reputation within an industry is only achieved through consistent dedication and passion for your craft.

Company founder Julian Maurice has spent many years renovating property of all types from standard domestic renovations to designing and renovating Boutique Hotel interiors. Julian and his team have worked with respected letting agents and developers, preparing properties for the rental market and furnishing show homes for selling.

Adding Value by Design

As a property investor focusing on quality and design will mean you can compete on quality rather than price. When that happens there is far less market competition and you can charge more for your product.

Here is an example of how just a small increase in rental income can make a huge impact on multi-let accommodation.

Rental uplift
Increase in rental income

Example 6-bedroom HMO

  • +£10pw
  • +£20pw
  • +£30pw
  • £3,120pa
  • £6,240pa
  • £9,360pa

What our clients say

“As a Letting Agent representing landlords, Julian has provided an invaluable service to us. When referring landlords to him we are confident that their properties will be furnished to a high standard. It is clear to see that being very hands on he takes great pride in his work. Their professionalism and enthusiasm makes them a pleasure to work with.”
Matthew Williams
Redbrick Properties | Leeds
“We’ve used Julian’s services on many occasions to refurbish client’s properties. Without exception he always finishes on time, on budget and the properties always end up letting quickly at increased rents. From our point of view, it’s a win-win situation. I can certainly recommend him to any landlord needing to give their property a face lift.”
William Linley
Director Linley and Simpsons Letting Agents Yorkshire
“We have let the flat today. The lady who is an existing client of ours was literally exploding with excitement in the office because she thought the furniture and decoration of the flat was so fantastic she could not believe it! I told her I’d pass on her comments to you – she thinks the place is brilliant!”
Carrie Alliston

We’d love to hear about your project and help you make it a success