Start Gratnells 3D Planner by clicking the 'LAUNCH' button on the home page of this site.

Once Gratnells 3D Planner has launched make sure 'JUST BROWSING' is selected under user type, then click the 'NEXT' button on the bottom right of the screen.

Select the room type that closest matches your room and then enter your room's exact measurements (in centimetres) in the 'X' and 'Y' boxes. You will be able to add extra 'niches' and 'columns' later in order to get the precise room shape. Click 'NEXT'.

You will now be presented with a 2D version of your room layout. If you need to make any other changes to your room shape (any niches or columns?) click the down arrow on the 'PRODUCTS' menu at the top of the screen and select 'CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS' from the drop down list. Then, from the next drop down menu, select either 'WALLS', 'DOORS/WINDOWS' or 'COLUMNS'. Enter the measurements and click 'ADD ITEM' and drag and place the item into your room layout. If you want to remove the item select it with your mouse and press the 'DELETE' key on your keyboard.

Now that your room is the right size and shape move the door to the right position by clicking and dragging it. Click the red circle that appears to change the direction of the door.

If you want to add other (non Gratnells) items to your room such as tables, chairs, benching or even a fume cupboard, then click the first drop down menu at the top of the screen and select 'OTHER ITEMS'. Then click the next drop down menu and select a category.

The 3D objects in the chosen category will appear in a row on the right hand side. If there are more than three items in the category click the down arrow at the bottom of the row of items to scroll through.

PLEASE NOTE: Gratnells does not supply the items in the 'OTHER ITEMS' category (benching, tables, chairs etc).

To add an item to your layout simply 'drag and drop' the item into your room layout and drag it to the position you require. You can rotate the item by clicking the orange dots on each side of the item and dragging the mouse.

Now add your Gratnells products: select 'PRODUCTS' from the first drop down menu and then select a category from the second drop down menu. Remember you can scroll through all the products in that category by using the little arrows at the top and bottom of the 3D images. Click the 'INFO' button under each object to see its dimensions and then click the 'MORE' button to view detailed information about the product and see an actual product photograph.

To go back to your room layout click the 'BACK' button at the top right of the screen.

Now 'drag and drop' the products into your room layout remembering you can rotate them using the little orange dots.

Once you have added and positioned the products, click the '3D VIEW' button at the bottom of the screen to view your layout in 3D. To go back to the 2D layout click the 'BACK' button at the top right of the screen. You can move between 2D and 3D view as often as you like in order to get your room just how you want it.

Click 'SPECIFICATION' button on the bottom right of the screen to see a list of items added to your room.

If you would like to change the colour of the walls or floor of your room simply click the 'ROOM COLOURS' button on the bottom left of the screen. From there you can choose from pre-set floor/wall colours by clicking a colour panel. Or you can choose any other combination of colours by clicking 'CREATE CUSTOM COLORS' at the top of the screen. Don't forget to click 'APPLY' for both the walls and floor before clicking '3D VIEW' or 'NEXT'.

To get a quote for the items you have selected for your layout you will need to save your design in order for us to view it and price it up.

Click the 'SAVE DESIGN' button at the bottom of the screen and fill in the form. You can give us any additional information in the comments box. Please tell us if you would like us to discuss your design with you before sending your quote.

When you click 'CONTINUE' your design and contact details will automatically be sent to us and you will then be given the option to save your design to your computer. If you do not wish to save your design to your computer click 'CANCEL'. Your design will still be sent to us and we will be in touch with your quote.

To load a design that you have previously saved to your computer, launch Gratnells 3D Planner and click 'JUST BROWSING', then click 'PERSONAL DESIGNS' at the top of the screen. Click the 'BROWSE' button in the box that pops up and navigate to the place you saved your design and click 'OPEN'. Then click 'LOAD DESIGN'.