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Experience your dream home before you build

Explore your designs at 1:1 scale. Try different layouts and make note of any changes you need to get the home you really want.

What our customers are saying

Una Cullen

It was amazing to get a feel of the size of the rooms, layout of the kitchen, bathroom etc without just looking at drawings on paper. Emma and John provided great insights and got us thinking differently about many aspects of our house. So beneficial making changes at this stage than when in the process of building. We walked in liking our house but we walked out completely in love with it. Recommend 100%

Shane Friel

Amazing! We were making alterations with a small extension and being able to walk the space and make changes in life size was invaluable. Emma and John had some great suggestions which we hadn't thought of and we gained additional space. I highly recommend it. 

Sarah Murray

John and Emma really helped us to envision our dream home and make small necessary changes that we wouldn't have come across until it was too late in the process. Would recommend this to anyone starting out on their new- build journey. Well worth investing in this service in the early stages rather than having to further down the line. John and Emma have a great knowledge background and shared their ideas with us.

Eoin Leonard

We used Lifesize Plans for a large extension and refurb project. It was money well spent and I believe that it will more than pay for itself in terms of reduced cost on moves and changes during the build. I work in property and construction, so I am well versed in ready plans and drawings but the experience of seeing everything laid out in this way surprised me. There were several simple things such as door widths and the location/ sizing of furniture which has resulted in several minor changes.  

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clients in the lifesize plans showroom

How it works

Walking through a life size version of your house plans makes it much easier to understand the home you’ve envisaged.

We project your designs onto our showroom floor, with walls and furniture in their position prior to your arrival. Thanks to these moveable items you can test the flow and functionality of your home. Try out different layouts and make a note of any changes to get the home you really want.

You’ll have the benefit of our expertise during your visit and you can bring members of your project team to your session walkthrough session too.

FAQs

Find out more from our most asked questions

What stage of my building project is the service suitable for?

Our service is suitable at any stage before you start building on site including prior to submitting your designs for planning permission.

Lifesize Plans can be used for both commercial and residential projects whether they are a new build, renovation or extension project. 

How do I book a Walkthrough?

Bookings are by appointment only from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm at our Dublin Showroom. 

Fill out our contact form and our team will be in touch to find out more about your project and discuss potential date options and to prepare you for your visit. 

Who can come to my Walkthrough?

You can choose to come by yourself or accompanied by your project team e.g. your architect. You’ll also have the benefit of our design expertise during your walkthrough. 

Can I make changes to my design during a walkthrough?

Yes, as all our furniture and walls are on wheels you can try out different layouts using our props. Any changes you want to include will be noted on your plans and emailed to you after your session for discussion with your design team. 

How is the 1:1 scale created?

Our showroom is a physical space where we project your floorplans onto the ground at a 1:1 scale. We provide real furniture and walls (on wheels) which enables our clients to walk – through their home and get a real feel for size and how their home will function and flow once it is finished. 

How long does a walkthrough take?

The average time for walkthroughs are as follows: 

  • less than 1000 sq. ft takes less than 1.5 hours
  • 1001 – 2000 sq. ft takes 2 hours
  • 2001 – 4000 sq. ft. takes 2.5 hours

How much does this service cost and what's included?

We price by the size of your project.

  • up to 1000 sq. ft. is €497 plus VAT
  • 1001 – 2000 sq. ft. is €697 plus VAT
  • 2001 – 4000 sq. ft. is €897 plus VAT

Projects above this size are priced on an individual basis. For commercial projects there are hourly, half day and full day rates available.

Your walkthrough includes the following:

  • Your plans will be displayed before your arrival, with all the furniture and walls in place. For this to happen we need all your design information to be sent to us 48 hours (minimum) prior to your Walkthrough.
  • You’ll have the benefit of our design expertise and insights.
  • You can explore different layouts using our moveable furniture and walls.
  • You can make changes and redefine your designs to get your dream home with lots of pitential savings too.

Is Lifesize Plans good value for money?

Of course we are! Regardless of how big or small your project is, getting it right before you start will provide you with confidence and prevent costly and timely changes on site. All our clients have made chnages that would have cost multiples of the walkthrough price. 

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