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Quick answers to some regular questions

How long

A: To build a basic website, if all the content is ready, a couple of weeks to a couple of months.

The larger and more complex your website, the more time it will take to build and test.

Q: How long does it take to build a website?

Build cost

A: Every project is bespoke so the cost will depend on the type of project and its requirements.

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Q: How much will it cost to build my website?

Hosting cost

A: Prices start from £12 per month

You may have seen hosting offered at silly prices like 99p a month; a cheap price means a cheap service.

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Q: How much does hosting cost?


A: Each project requires a 30% non-refundable deposit. This is due after an initial design is agreed and before build commences.

The remaining 70% is due on website launch along with hosting and Bespoke Bundle (if applicable) fees.

Q: How does the payment process work?


A: Absolutely! I’ll provide you with a link so you can monitor your sites progress at any time. All feedback is encouraged.

Q: Can I see my website while it’s in progress?


A: After website launch:

Minor text and image updates are free of charge.

Large amendments, redesigns and new pages may be subject to charge.

Q: What do you charge for updating my website?


A: You could set-up your own site. Then again, you could also sell your own house, write your own will and even defend yourself in court.

DIY websites can be very attractive, but you can be sure that others will be using the same design theme as you.

Q: Why should I hire a designer?


A: Any errors in the websites code are the responsibility of Real Owl.

However, as we have no control over browser updates/old browser versions, Real Owl can not be held responsible for any bugs related to this.

Q: If my website breaks, who’s fault is it?


A: No. Rather than wrestling with a CMS I focus on good design and handling all coding for you. After all, it’s what you hire me for.

Q: Do you work with Wordpress, Joomla, etc?

Existing site

A: No. I only support websites built by Real Owl.

I’ve made this tough decision so I can stand behind absolutely everything I design and build.

Q: Can you update a site that another firm built?


A: Yes. Once a project is complete and paid for, everything I’ve built will be 100% owned by you.

I may include your site in my portfolio. I may also place a small link back to the Real Owl site in the foot of your website.

Q: Will I own my entire website?

Real Owl

A: In short, when my Australian/Vietnamese sister-in-law was visiting us in England, she ordered a real ale in a local pub but it came out real owl.

Turned out to be one of those family sayings that just stuck. Along with her classic joke:

How do you get a bear out the bush? Come on bear.

Meant to be told:

What cheese do you use to entice a bear out of the woods? Camembert.

Q: Why Real Owl, what’s in a name?