The Process

From an initial idea to a completed system

It really is quite simple. It starts when you give us a call or send us an email…

The initial consultation

A simple telephone conversation about the technology involved without the jargon the home cinema and smart home world, focusing on the project and client’s requirements and the building itself.

It may be necessary to meet after this initial conversation to see the property or clarify any further details.

A few simple steps produces an agreed needs analysis

From this, a specification is prepared for the project, including a simple spreadsheet to review.

This lists out the systems required, points per room / area and a total scope for the project.

Client input, alongside further advice and product information, ensures EXACTLY the right specification is agreed.

The project & budget proposal

Using the agreed needs analysis, and the notes we have from our discussions, we produce a full quotation for the design, equipment and installation required.

This is broken down into separate lines (for example TV & satellite distribution, multi-room audio, home cinema, lighting controls), and outlines the costs for the overall project.

We also breakdown the labour and VAT for each system, so everything is included.

Contract & Design Phase

The contract and design for the agreed system is the next step.

A formal fee schedule, contract and design invoice will be issued and we commence the design stage.

This can include a variety of documentation, for example plan layouts, schematics, cable schedules and any specific details required for the project.

We deliver the cable, take the agreed design to site and walk through it with the nominated electrical contractor for the project, prior to first fix.


Once the cabling is in place using the design, thinkingbricks will then check through the actual cabling on site against the design.

When first fix has been signed off as complete, the preparations for your second fix installation are prepared.

In this phase, our engineering team tidy, order and terminate the cables into the various outlets, panels and speakers around the project.

Once second fix is complete, the final installation and commissioning dates are set and the invoice for the equipment for the installation is issued for payment.

Handover & sign-off

There is no merit in installing a system that never gets used, because it is “too complicated” or “I’m scared of it!”.

thinkingbricks are dedicated to ensuring clients can use their systems straight away and making systems as easy and intuitive to use as possible.

Alongside comprehensive documentation / instruction, we undertake a system signoff and walkthrough, ensuring the user is up and running, confident and capable using the system.

And that’s it! Simple.

Why not get in touch with us to talk through your project.

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