Initial Consultation at your property

The project usually starts by arranging an informal visit with you at the premises where the project is to be undertaken. At the meeting we listen to your thoughts, aspirations and requirements for the project as well as putting forward our suggestions in relation to maximizing the architectural potential of the site or building. Once we have established the way in which you wish to proceed, we will then submit to you a detailed project specific scope of work and a fee proposal to provide you with all the architectural services required to undertake your project.

Inception & Feasibility Stage

Should you decide to appoint us as your architect, on receiving the commission, we will arrange to carry out a measured and photographic survey of your property. We will also arrange a further consultation meeting with you to discuss in more detail your specific requirements for the project. The areas covered include functional requirements, design preferences, budget, priorities and timescales.

Outline Design & Planning Stage

From the information gathered at the Inception and Feasibility stage, we will prepare a number of design proposals for your consideration. We will arrange further meetings with you to discuss the proposals and any amendments that maybe required. Should you wish to proceed further with the project, we will prepare and submit a Planning Application. Most projects will require some form of Planning Consent or Conservation Consent application to the Local Planning Authority. We will prepare all the necessary documentation and drawings required and submit the application on your behalf.

Building Regulations Stage

Once Planning Consent has been granted, further detail design information and calculations will need to be produced for a Building Regulations Submission to the Local Authority Building Control. Building Control ensure that all building work complies with the statutory requirements relating to construction, energy efficiency and accessibility standards.

Tender

Once Building Regulations approval is in place, we can produce the additional information relating to fixtures, fittings and finishes & prepare tender documentation for issuing to potential Builders to obtain quotations.

Construction

Once you have appointed a builder and construction commences, we can also offer site visits as required to monitor the quality and progress of the project on site. (this element of work would be subject to our hourly rate fee, and can be used as much or as little as required)

Feedback

After the project has been completed, we will contact you to find out if the project has met your expectations, discuss any outstanding issues and ask you for feedback in relation to the quality of service provided.

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