WHY & WHEN
This is when the clock starts ticking. Depending on the overall project schedule and your (or your contractors') willingness to share responsibility, we can measure at bare studs or after the space is finished. Measuring the space establishes the actual parameters within which we are working.
HOW DO WE MEASURE?
We've developed an accurate system using laser levels to measure the space and ensure a great fit.
We prefer measuring a finished space where sheetrock and flooring are installed. In other words, the space is currently in the same state it will be when we install cabinets. In this case, TIW will take measurements and full responsibility for accuracy.
ROUGH / FRAMED / UNFINISHED SPACES:
If your schedule demands it, we can take measurements while the space is under construction with some extra requirements:
A primary stakeholder (client, contractor, architect, designer) must walk the job site with us and detail how the space will finish (e.g. "This wall will get 5/8" sheet rock," or "The finished floor will be 1/2" thick on top of the existing concrete.")
TIW will produce a set of dimensioned drawings showing projected finished dimensions.
The same stakeholder will need to confirm, via signature or email, that the measurements are verified and take full responsibility for accuracy.