The consultancy service is essentially a design advice service for the client who needs initial help with a project. A client may even consult KAW Design before they decide to buy a listed property. Kate will provide guidance on the feasibility of what a client may want ie whether what they want can be realised by the design and building team, within the constraints of planning and conservation law. This service is charged at an hourly rate and may typically involve one or several days' work, depending on the project.

Interior Conservation is a comprehensive design and management service offering a full professional interior design service for the owner of an historic building. It provides initial concepts, followed by a complete design and management service from the start to the finish of a project, including negotiation and liaison with local planning authorityor English Heritage representatives (or equivalent authorities for non-UK projects).

Kate Ainslie Williams of KAW Design specialises in the conservation of the interiors of buildings listed by the appropriate government department as being of architectural and historical importance. The purpose behind all her work is to ensure the continued and viable use of old buildings by conserving their unique historic qualities but at the same time, adapting their interiors to meet the needs of a 21st century owner. Projects may range in size from a cottage, a church conversion, to the full-scale rescue of a burnt-out castle. Based in London, Kate will consider projects both in the UK and abroad.

Kate offers design flare, coupled with extensive knowledge of planning and conservation laws. As a result, she is able to advise owners on possible pitfalls and to provide appropriate design solutions. Two types of service are offered by KAW Design, a consultancy service and a more comprehensive interior conservation service.

Consultancy Service This is charged at an hourly rate, plus expenses.

Interior Conservation Service This is charged on a set fee basis for individual projects, worked out and agreed on the basis of the client's brief. 50% of the fee is payable in advance, with stage and final payments at agreed intervals.

The administration of a furnishings contract ie furniture, fittings and equipment is charged at 30% of cost, payable in advance.

Expenses Travel expenses are charged but not travelling time unless it involves a considerable distance. Postage, printing, photocopying, photographs etc., are charged at cost.