Services

The Way We Work

When it comes to the project, the services we provide vary depending on the type, size, complexity and requirements of the client. Our fees are specifically tailored to the individual project and client’s needs which allow us to charge a rate that is very competitive.

 

We are able to take your project from conception to completion with our innovative and practical approach and the way we work and the key stages in a project are laid out here below. We can do all or a selection of stages to suit client requirements.

  • Engagement and Brief

  • Concept Design

  • Planning Drawings and Application to Local Authority

  • Building Regulation Drawings and Application to Local Authority

  • Specification, Construction Drawings / Tender Action

  • Contract Administration / Site Inspection

  • Completion and Hand Over

 

This is in accordance with the RIBA Plan of work 2013, an important set of Architects’ guidelines that helps form the foundation a successful project plan and can be used for all sizes and type of project. This plan breaks the works down to 8 eight key stages,

 

0. Strategic Definition

1. Preparation and Brief

2. Concept Design

3. Developed Design

4. Technical Design

5. Construction

6. Handover and Close Out

7. In Use

 

For further information, you can follow this link: RIBA Plan of work 2013

Our work is normally undertaken using AutoCAD drafting software providing accurate prompt work of the highest standard. If the client requires, we can provide 3D visualisation of the project.

This has proved very useful at highlighting changes in style and design that have benefitted the client.

Example - Plan of Works for a Small Project.
Design & Planning Approval

An example of a small project would be a rear extension, a loft conversion or even a small new build i.e. a house.

A normal plan of work would include works stages 1~3. A planning application may be required and would be submitted at Stage 3. Developed Design

The Local Authority normally require eight weeks to make a final decision on whether this can go ahead. If refused, the project may still be able to go ahead. An appeal can be lodged with the Planning Inspectorate, but this can take six months or longer and may still be rejected. Alternatively, the project can be redesigned to suit and resubmitted to the council.

Technical Design & Building Regulation
Services

Surveys

Feasibility Studies

Conceptual Design

Design

AutoCad Drafting

3D Modelling & Illustration

Planning Drawings & Applications

Design & Access Statements

Building Regulations Drawings

Technical Drawings

Building Regulations Application

Specifications

Plans

Tender Action & Advise

Contract Administration

Site Inspection

Project Management

Catorgories

Residential

Houses

Flats

Commercial

Restaurants

Offices

Shops

Nurseries

Industrial warehouse

New build

Extensions (Rear, Side, Outhouse)

Loft Conversions

Building Alteration

Interior refit

Residential Refurbishment

Commercial Refurbishment

Once planning permission is obtained, the next is Stage is Stage 4 Technical Design. This includes obtaining proper specifications and drawings for Building Regulation approval. Once received, although sometimes further construction drawing may be required, a contractor will be able to build the project.

On Site & Construction

The next stage, is Stage 5 Construction and this generally includes Contract Administration, Site inspection and generally ensuring the building it built in accordance with the contact and plans etc.

Practical Completion

Stage 6 Hand Over and Close Out is the conclusion of the building works and generally includes Contract Administration, Site inspection, snagging and orchestrating the hand over back to the client. This is the final checks that the building is ready to give back to the client and the contractor is finished.

Final Completion

Beyond the hand over there may be further Contract Administration required which could include instructing rectification works if any defects appear and the final payments due to the contractor.