We are a small, vibrant company with a number of different skills. From initial discussion, measured survey, design development and planning application submission through to detailed building control and construction drawings. We provide a personal but professional, hands-on approach, considering your brief, budget and site through at all stages of work.
We provide clear fixed prices for our work broken down into stages, with the work in each stage clearly explained. Unlike many others, we do not work on a percentage of the final build cost. Instead, we provide a quote with fixed fees at the outset to give you fee cost certainty, as well as a highly competitive quote.
Every project is different and highly personal, so we meet to discuss your project and ideas then provide a free quote for our design services broken down into clear stages.
We can offer these services as a full package or as stand-alone items.
Flexible pay-as-you-go services architectural services.
As part of our services we offer optional 3D visualisations to model the proposed plans (with VR presentations also available). This can help visualise the space enabling a more engaging design discussion or create images for marketing.
Measured surveys are required for projects where an existing building will be utilised. It is vital to have accurate drawings to facilitate informed decisions and design. The measured survey forms the clear basis from which all other drawings are developed.
The survey records plans, elevations, key heights and dimensions. This includes ceiling heights, stairs/steps, windows and door sizes to create an accurate set of drawings.
We produce clear, high-quality drawing packages for Planning Application Submission. These convey the proposed project in a clear manner, while also showing the nature and quality of the design. Where required, we produce Design and Access statements in support of the Planning Application. We also complete all the relevant forms and documents required for submission of the Planning Application.
We can also help with Lawful Development Certificates and Conservation Area Consent.
We prepare the package of drawings required for submission to Building Control. Building Control Approval is needed to ensure the proposed works meet all Building Regulations.
This can be fulfilled either through “Full Plans” or “Building Notice” – the “Full Plans” method is recommended for any but the very smallest of works. This detailed drawing package can be used for contractor/builder quotes as it describes in outline how the project will be constructed.
These drawings provide the full details for how the building will be built. They help the contractors understand the “junctions” of the building and ensure the quality of the finish in key areas.
For instance, an eaves detail on a zinc roof, or an oak framed dormer window, or the flush threshold between inside and outside for a folding sliding set of doors. We draw up these details to convey how these elements are put together, this facilitates the contractors quick, easy build on site.
We can also provide a full Specification/Schedule of Works which provides a greater level of detail, to give further cost certainty for quote purposes.
Architectural visualisations can also be offered as a one-off service to understand the size and space before beginning the process of construction. We can model sunlight and interior lights to create different lighting scenarios, or “test” the light in a space.
We can create an “impression” of the spaces and possible furniture layout options. We can also offer external images to show the outside effects of construction and extensions. This may be useful for those uncertain about existing planning permission and needing confirmation of how the spaces will look and feel before commencement of works.
This optional service is offered to all our clients requiring design as it aids with discussion and development. We can produce several images alongside the design process to ensure clarity of discussion.
In addition, we can also offer Virtual Reality modelling with a headset presentation. This will allow clients to look around in the proposed space and see it from multiple angles. These presentations are made with fully furnished models to help ensure a clear sense of scale and space.
We are also able to offer assistance with
Tendering: Gaining accurate contractor quotes
Site inspections: Monitoring and inspecting progress
Contract administration: Managing the relationship and payments between you and your contractor