Menu of Architecture Services 2010
We hand over
architecture and interior design services in a convenient,
comfortable usage format. We assist you to choose services that
accommodate your project, budget and charge of experience. You can
select to employ us
to handle all aspect of your proposed project or merely to get consents
and for ideas and advice.
We always offer you
with prices for each one service prior to start the
work, in order that you keep controling all over your design costs.
Please review our Menu of Architecture Services to understand how we
can assist you.
We'll gather you at
your property to talk about your proposed project
and go over what degree of service you demand. We wish to acquire an
thorough understanding of your necessities at this level therefore our
proposals best reflect your aspirations and practical wants. Our
discussions at the first visit form the basis of the Proposed Project
Legal Brief. The Proposed Project Legal Brief details the extent of
deeds to be admitted inside the project and will be released to you for
agreement. Our services will be guided upon the basis of this written
document. In order that we may offer you with the service you ask
inside the agreement fee we kindly ask that you inform us as soon as
possible if whatever aspect of your requirements alter. We don't charge
for this first visit.
project you will probably get several inquiries. We are
always prepare to attend a meeting whether or not you admit
commissioned that particular service. You might wish to talk roughly
the progress of works, costs or design subjects or meet with your
contractor, structural engineer or additional advisor. Where this
service is complete and above a commissioned work stage we charge at an
agreed hourly rate.
To enable us to
organize drawings of your proposals, it is usually
needed to have drawings of the existing construction in a CAD (computer
aided designs) data format. Whenever you don't have exact
computer-aided design drawings, we will complete an evaluated survey
and acquire our own drawings. For bigger properties we might advise
that you charge a survey from a professional construction surveyor. We
will supply you with a fixed fee for this level based on the suggested
The Scheme Design
level is a collaborative process whereby we work with
you, meeting as needed to ascertain that you are pleased and convinced
on the suggested designs. Scheme Design drawings form the keystone of
your project and start with hand drawn diagrams, architectural plan*
and sketches. These are later formalised in the data format of
quantified CAD drawings. Our scheme design drawings admit preliminary
furniture, kitchen and bathroom layouts so that you are able to be sure
your project will work for you. The drawings will be applied at this
level to supply budget cost forecasts and might be applied as the
fundament for preliminary discussions with builders. We usually supply
you with a fixed fee for Scheme Design level based on the floor area
and nature of your proposed build.
Certificate of Lawfulness Application
If your proposals
can be categorized as an allowed development then we
recommend that you apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness to early proof
versus alterations in the natural law. We can ready and process an
application for you, the content of which is literally same to that
mandatory for a planning application. We usually supply you with a
fixed fee for this level based on the floor area and nature of your
If your proposals
can't be categorized as allowed development you will
require to apply for Planning Consent. A planning application will
include location maps, drawing of your belongings in context, existing
and proposed architectural plan* and elevations, photographic surveys
and a design and access statement. We organize and submit the
application on your behalf and maintain regular contact with the
assigned case officer as the application is processed. Applications are
usually processed within an 8-10 week period. The consent is valid for
three years from the date of approval. For a standard application we
normally provide you with a fixed fee for this level basedon the floor
area and nature of your proposed build.
Conservation Area Consent and Listed Building
You might need
Conservation Area Consent if your belongings dwells will
require Listed Construction Consent if your property is listed and it
is probably that you will need another drawings and stipulations over
and above that needed for a planning application. We can set up and
administer both applications for you. We usually supply you with a
fixed fee for this level based on the floor area of your proposed build.
Building Regulations Application
Before you begin
construction we suggest all our customers to get the
entire Plans Building Regulations Approval. Building control is the
agency that ascertains that your proposals are built up according to
authorized technical measures. A construction Control inspector will
visit your project at one time under construction to ascertain that you
are building in accordance with the authorized Documents. We can ready
an application for you that will admit elaborated technical plans and
divisions, critical building inside information and construction rules
particular specifications. We will also liaise with a structural
engineer to coordinate the input of structural designs and
computations. We usually supply you with a fixed fee for this level
based on the floor area and nature of your proposed build.
Detailed design and Specification
Quite simply, the
more information you supply as a basis for agreeing
the cost with your constructor, the more cost certainty you will have.
For most residential projects building rules level drawings supply a
sound basis on which to tender a project. Should you require greater
cost certainty by describing in detail exactly what you wish the
builder to undertake, we can provide additional specifications and
schedules of work to accommodate your necessities. We usually supply
you with a fixed fee for this level based on the floor area and nature
of your proposed build.
We have extensive
interior design experience and all of the time
consider the interior of your project throughout the design method. Our
architectural services incorporate an outline Interior Design scheme
including preliminary kitchen and bathroom layouts, basic open
fireplace designs, recognition of chances for built in furniture and
storage, specification of floor completes, interior joinery etc. We
also work on a regular basis with specialist kitchen and bathroom
designers and work to insure that their input is fully organized.
Should you wish to design a key room in particular or if for instance
you wish to charge bespoke designed furniture or lighting installations
we are pleased to supply more services at an accorded hourly rate.
Please see our Menu of Interior Design Services for more inside
You will need to
select before you approach a constructor whether or
not you want a designer to deal with your building contract for you.
Building contracts can be negotiated with a preferable constructor or
competitively tendered. We can supply you with advice and administrate
tender processes for you. We charge for this service at an accorded
On site administration
We could fully
administrate your construction contract for you,
assisting regular site meetings, responding contractor questions,
certifying work and administering payments and alter control processes.
Alternatively, we can just attend meetings at key stages where you feel
that you want help. We are pleased for you to call on us as and when
our services. We charge for this service at an accorded hourly rate.
You will need to
nominate a structural engineer to render the
structural computations and stipulations required by Building Control.
Additional structural engineering acts may be needed, depending on the
scope of your project and the level of information needed by your
constructor. We will counsel you on the appointment of a appropriate
certified structural engineer and work to organise their input.
Eco assessments and
energy computations are not in general compulsory
for domestic residential projects, though you will require to meet the
necessities of part L of the building rules. Planning necessities may
demand new build projects to be subject to environmental assessment
measures. Non domestic clients attempting new build housing projects
will have responsibilities in this respect. We will counsel you
Party wall surveyor
You may be needed
to act under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 if your
construction works are in close proximity to neighbouring property
boundaries. We will counsel you of your obligations under the act. In
some illustrations Party Wall awards will be needed in which case we
will recommend the appointment of a appropriate qualified advisor.
Complex or unusual
planning applications may profit from other input by
a specialist planning advisor. This is not usually needed for the
majority of residential projects.
(Construction Design Management) 2007 Act is concerned with
health and safety issues affecting building projects under construction
and in use. Domestic clients (someone who lives, or will live, in the
premises where the work is carried through) undertaking domestic
projects are excepted from CDM client duties. The CDM customer duties
will apply to domestic premises if the client is a local authority,
landlord, housing association, charity, collective of leaseholders or
any other trade, business or undertaking (whether for profit or not).
We can counsel on the appointee of a appropriate certified CDM
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