We can assist you with extending and re-modelling your property to include extensions, loft/garage conversions, basements, landscaping, refurbishments, internal re-modelling as well as new build dwellings. We offer the Full Architectural service from an initial free consultation to completion. Most residential projects will fall into four stages.
Please see a detailed breakdown of the process below.
Some projects may not require Planning Approval and we will advise you of this at the initial free consultation. The design process commences with us visiting your property to undertake a detailed measured survey followed by us producing detailed existing drawings. At this point we invite you into our office for a design meeting with Nic to discuss the project in detail and identify the options available. We then proceed to produce proposed design drawings suitable for a Planning Application. Our fee includes submitting and monitoring the Planning Application and we keep you updated up to the Decision Date. Our fee also includes speaking in support of the Application at Parish and Planning Committee level if required.
DETAILED DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
This is a fundamental stage which is required for all projects whereby we produce detailed drawings, services layouts and project specific specifications suitable for obtaining accurate prices for construction and a Building Regulations Application. This stage will require the input of a Structural Engineer. We can introduce you to Structural Engineers that we work with. Alternatively, you are also welcome to seek quotes elsewhere if you wish.
TENDER STAGE / BUILDING CONTRACTS
This is an optional stage whereby we assist you to analyse the returned estimates from contractors and help you to appoint a suitable contractor. We then prepare a Building Contract for the works to commence. We also advise you on Party Wall matters if applicable to your project.
CONSTRUCTION / PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This is an optional stage whereby we can offer our support to you and the appointed contractor either in the form of regular site visits or on the phone at a pre-agreed hourly rate. Therefore, you have the option to use our support during construction as and when required.