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Made to measure furniture: proper measurements are really important

Professional preparing to take measurements for made to measure furniture production using a tape measure.

 

How to tastefully furnish a room with non-standard parameters? In this case, ordering made to measure furniture according to an individual project will be an excellent solution.

A fitted or a sliding door wardrobe, kitchen, hallway or dressing room, all made to measure, will fit perfectly into the room – because they will be designed according to your dimensions and wishes. But “standard” furniture sometimes fits into the interior as it should.

In this matter, an important stage is the measurement of the room in which the furniture is planned to be installed. It would seem that a non-standard room, low ceilings, niches in the walls can become obstacles to the implementation of an extravagant design idea. But no! An experienced measurer will take into account all the nuances: plinths, uneven walls, sharp corners with difficult access, the location of window sills, door and window frames; the location of the gas pipeline, ventilation (if we are talking about the kitchen). Sockets, switches or antenna wires will not hide from his watchful eye either.

In essence, the gauge is the main link between the client and the production shop. After all, the appearance of the future product depends on the skill of the craftsman and the accuracy of the measurements.

How does the measurement “work”?

Professional measurement will save you from design mistakes. The trick is that the dimensions of the furniture must correspond 100% to the place of their installation in the customer’s house. This rule especially applies to built-in furniture that is installed in a niche. Most often these are kitchens or wardrobes.

And in order for the new made to measure furniture set to turn out correct and elegant, you need to take into account all the little things in the room, as well as the slopes of the walls. Although the conversation is not only about flat walls. There is a lot of important here – at first glance, even insignificant: from the integration of the Internet cable into the furniture to the number of millimeters set aside for the system of guiding elements (for example, in the closet).

How to determine the quality of the measurement? Everything is very simple: the finished furniture should not have a gap with the walls (and if there is, it should be minimal). This means that the gauge worked well. And with an unscrupulous approach to measurements, unforeseen situations arise later during the installation of the finished product. For example, furniture may simply not fit in a niche due to incorrect dimensions. Yes, every extra millimeter counts here.

As you can see, such a stage as measurement should not be neglected. And it is better to entrust this work to professionals with many years of work experience. Master fitters of Bravo London have 10+ years of experience in the fitted furniture industry. They can measure everything: from the closet to the attic! Just imagine, each measurer of the company has already performed from 8 to 10 thousand measurements.

How to prepare for the measurement?

The main requirement before measuring is the preparation of the room in which the product is planned to be installed later. That is, the room must be completely ready for the installation of furniture, if we are talking about the stage of renovation in a house or apartment. Call the measurer ONLY after the plastering work is finished.

If this is a living space, it should be freed from old furniture for free access of the master to the walls and floor.

Why is the measurement from Bravo London?

What does the client get when ordering a room measurement from Bravo London? First of all , this is a guarantee of accurate and professional measurement.

Secondly , during the measurement, the specialist provides a free consultation directly at the place of made to measure furniture installation.

How can such a consultation be useful ?

a) It will help save the client’s money. On the basis of accurate measurements and a professionally prepared measurement sheet, the masters of Bravo London will advise the most rational option of using one or another material, placing lockers, cabinets right on the spot. It should also be taken into account that an expensive material can be replaced with a more affordable one. At the same time, such material will not be inferior in terms of quality and appearance. A good master will definitely pay attention to this.

b) The correct location of the elements of the future set or cabinet in the room even at the stage of drawing up a plan and measuring eliminates possible “surprises” in the process of installation and further operation of the fitted furniture.

A craftsman with experience in non-standard measurements is enough to listen to the wishes of the client and inspect the premises in order to immediately “outline” the furniture plan. And in the mode of real communication with the customer, advise and discuss the optimal implementation options in each specific room.

Thirdly , our specialists y use the most modern, regularly updated measuring tools in their work:

1) Laser tape measures (keeps a long distance)

2) Electronic protractors (measures with an accuracy of 0.1 degrees)

3) The level is small and 2 meters long

4) Laser level (laser, electronic level)

5) Detector (to determine the places of passage of hidden wiring in the walls)

6) Samples of materials (a wide range of color solutions, accessories and fittings satisfy the most demanding customer)

Fourthly , calling a measurer even before visiting the salon will save the client’s time by shortening the process of ordering and manufacturing furniture in one’s own production shop by one stage. By the way, the company provides a guarantee for all furniture. In the kitchen – 5 years, for bespoke fitted wardrobes – as many as 10 years!

Stages of ordering made to measure furniture from Bravo London

With the help of an application (on the website, in social networks, in the showroom)Ordering a measurement immediately at home (on the website, in social networks or by calling the showroom)
1) The client visits the salon. The manager provides advice: what to save on, project optimization. Selection of materials, examples of colors and textures. Design project, the first calculation of future furniture1) The client leaves a request to call a measuring person. The manager processes the application. Calling the measurer to the customer’s house at a time convenient for the customer
2) Calling the measurer to the customer’s house at a time convenient for the customer2) Preparation of the premises before the arrival of the measurer and directly before the measurement itself
3) Preparation of the premises before the arrival of the measurer and directly before the measurement itself3) The master gets to know the client, listens to wishes regarding the appearance and functionality of the future project. Takes measurements, prepares a measurement sheet and hands it over to the manager in the showroom
4) The master gets to know the client, listens to wishes regarding the appearance and functionality of the future project. Takes measurements, prepares a measurement sheet and hands it over to the manager in the showroom4) The client visits the showroom. The manager provides advice: selection of materials, examples of colors and textures. Design project. The client makes an advance payment and signs the contract
5) Final visit to the showroom. The client makes an advance payment and signs the contract. Refinement of nuances, replacement of materials (if necessary, price optimization)5) Stage of manufacturing furniture at the factory
6) Stage of manufacturing furniture at the factory6) Delivery of the product to the client, installation
7) Delivery of the product to the client, installation7) The client signs the assembly sheet (the fact of handing over the object) and leaves feedback (examples of feedback can be found on the “About Us” page)
8) The client signs the assembly sheet (the fact of handing over the object) and leaves feedback (examples of feedback can be found on the “About Us” page)

 

How is the measurement done?

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The Measurer comes to the measurement at a time convenient for the client (discussed in advance).

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The surveyor familiarizes himself with the premises. Uses professional equipment and sample materials.

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Listens to the wishes of the customer.

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The master takes measurements, determines the level of the floor and ceiling, finds the unevenness of the walls, measures the geometry of the corners. Electronic certified equipment allows you to measure with an accuracy of up to 1 mm.

Measures communications and existing elements at the installation site (plinths, sockets, batteries, electrical panels).

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The measurer advises on technical points. Draws the client’s attention to the nuances and questions that may arise during the installation of ready-made furniture.

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Prepares a sheet of measurement for transfer to the manager and designer in the showroom.

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It is important to note : since the measurers of Bravo London  work directly with clients, in the conditions of an increased epidemiological situation in the country, they necessarily use personal protective equipment and sanitizers.

Every employee of the company passed a PCR test for coronavirus, which confirms the absence of a viral disease.

 

Answers to popular questions

How long does the measurement take on average?

A qualitative measurement cannot be made in 20 minutes. The time for performing a professional measurement for one product is from 60 minutes.

Can you take the measurements yourself and then send them to your showroom?

You can take measurements yourself and hand them over to our managers. However, our company is responsible for the future product – for its functionality and quality of execution. Therefore, the measurement of the premises by our specialist is mandatory.

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