Award Winning Light Design SpecialistsBespoke Full Lighting Design Service

Your project is unique and what you want to achieve with your lighting design is individual to you. Our bespoke lighting design service includes a full consultation on lighting design, lighting specification, installation management and the commissioning and delivery of the project. Read more about the four stages below:

1. Lighting Design

Sam Coles will meet with you and discuss your project in detail, what you like, don’t like, what you hope to achieve with your lighting. We make suggestions, present ideas and show samples. We then prepare conceptual lighting plans and initial directions for the specification.

2. Lighting Specification

We then produce a full lighting specification including lighting design plan, lighting controls plan and lighting specification with full budget breakdown. This will be compliant with Part L of the Building Regulations and will have all the information you need to get an accurate quotation from electrical contractors and lighting controls suppliers.

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A detailed lamp and luminaire schedule with costs for supply of lights and fittings is then prepared. We’ll also prepare and supply full size drawings for your electrician and builder. Our lighting design experts will usually come to you for meetings or to your architect or main contractor, however, once the main structure is in place, at least one meeting on site is very important. Some meetings can be held “virtually” by Skype or Zoom or by telephone if that is more convenient.

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3. Installation Management

  • Next, we will attend site for an Electrical Contractor’s briefing to handle any technical or design questions prior to the start of the first fix electrics.
  • Attend site for lighting first fix electrics checks.
  • Attend site for second fix electrics checks to ensure that works are moving on smoothly and to answer any queries face-to-face that may result during this phase.
  • Make paperwork revisions to the lighting design and specification, as necessary. Answer technical or design queries that arise during this phase.

4. Commissioning & Delivery

  • Attend site to supervise the aiming of any adjustable lights, assist with the hanging lengths of pendants, dress chandeliers, etc.
  • Carry out an inspection of the lighting installation to prepare a snagging list.
  • Assist in the initial lighting controls scene setting.
  • Attend site to check all snagging items are rectified.
  • Produce an Operations and Maintenance (O and M) Manual.

Every project that we have undertaken is as unique as our clients. We provide a quotation that is based on the size and complexity of your project so we need to start with as much information as possible. Please e-mail any plans and elevations, along with any cross sections that you may have. For refurbishments, where there are no scale plans available, you can send us photos or videos and (very) rough sketches that just show us the room dimensions. You might be able to add these to a copy of your Estate Agent’s floor plan if one is available.

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Sam Coles - Home Lighting Design Specialist
1. Let's Have a Chat!
Let's have a quick 15 minute chat to see whether we are a good fit for each other
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2. We'll Help Bring Your Ideas to Life
From a quick brainstorming session to a full service solution we'll help turn your dreams into reality
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3. Enhance Every Aspect of Your Home
Enjoy quality time with your family and friends with your bespoke lighting highlighting all the amazing features of your home

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Bespoke Lighting Design Testimonials

Andrew Rayner
Sam Coles is a friendly, professional business person who is an expert in all aspects of lighting. She has the ability to listen, interpret and understand requirements efficiently enabling her to deliver solutions that achieve far more than your expectations.
Sherry Wales
Sam consistently delivers above and beyond what is asked of her, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and making suggestions and recommendations that help to shape the projects that we collaborate on
Rob and Liz Sinclair
Sam - we can not thank you enough for how you have transformed our home with your creative and practical ideas. You have made beautiful features of beams, fireplaces and windows in ways we could/would never have envisaged.
Peter Horrocks
What Sam delivered more than paid off. Pound for pound it was the best value in our project. Sam encouraged us to be more daring with design, while still in keeping with the property, than we would have been without her.

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Why Choose Sam Coles Lighting
20 YearsOf Lighting Design
Sam Coles has over 20 years experience as a lighting consultant and has multiple qualifications in Interior Design. Sam has spent a number of years offering soft furnishings interior service alongside her lighting consultancy service which has given her a broad breath of experience. From the use of colour through to detailed knowledge of architecture and design.
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Sam Coles Lighting has worked on some impressive, high end properties and gardens, creating bespoke designs and unforgettable features both inside and out. You can trust Sam Coles will work hard to understand your brief including detailed discussions around your lighting design ideas and requirements. Don't just take our word for it, checkout some of the great reviews from happy customers by visiting our testimonials page.
Our Promise
At Sam Coles lighting, we go above and beyond for our clients to ensure their dreams are turned into reality. You can rely on Sam to contribute with passion and enthusiasm, sharing her extensive lighting design knowledge to make your project special.
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