The initial meeting can either be carried out on site or from scaled plans at 1:50. During this meeting, each room is looked at in detail in order to establish the correct number of circuits and the position of each light to ensure a layered and attractive lighting scheme. How the lights are controlled – either manually or by AV – should be established at this stage. The more information that can be provided in this meeting, the better. This includes furniture layouts, decorative finishes, joinery details, picture positions, kitchen and bathroom elevations, as well as garden planting. A well-developed plan is hugely helpful in lessening the need for too many revisions. However, clients that come with less information find concentrating on the lighting a good exercise in how to approach and consider other parts of the design.