We offer a range of architectural design services, from planning permission and building regulations to on-site management. Our coordinated design approach is fully integrated, find out more below.
We work closely with our clients to fully understand their design ideas and the requirements of their projects, so we can achieve planning permission quickly and efficiently.
Achieving planning permission can be lengthy, complex and costly without the right advice. We have extensive experience dealing with Local Planning Authorities (LPA) and frequently help our clients to realise the vision for their projects within what is deemed as acceptable.
Our expertise & relationships with LPAs, combined with high quality initial technical drawings means we have a high success rate, including for previously rejected projects.
To discuss your planning needs, contact us.
Interior Design is the art of transforming a space into a place. We take an integrated approach to interior & architectural design, taking time to understand people’s behaviour & how a room will be used in order to create sustainable, functional spaces within a building.
Undertaking Interior Design before negotiating a building contract will allow you stay in control of your budget & ensure the plan reflects your requirements.
We can design key rooms, undertake space analysis and planning, design lighting schemes, choose furniture and even specify finishes.
To find out more about our Interior Design services, contact us.
We are committed to providing high quality building regulations drawings & other materials for our clients. These are materials that will be submitted to Local Planning Authorities or private building control inspectors for approval.
During the building regulations stage we look at the structure of a site and ground types. We consult with engineers and liaise with material suppliers and other consultants to fully understand requirements for all aspects of the design.
We then coordinate with these other professionals to produce the information required to submit for building regulation approvals.
This includes applications, technical design drawings, written documents and supporting calculations.
For more information on building regulation approvals contact us.
We manage the process of collating information for tender packages for our clients. A tender package includes the technical & design information required to obtain quotations from builders & contractors for a specified project.
After a design meets building regulations guidance, we consolidate and issue the information to a network of qualified, trusted contractors who submit their cost estimates so you can find suppliers to deliver your project to the highest standards, within budget.
Our tender packages include developed drawings to define all aspects of the proposal & information from mechanical & electrical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers & quantity surveyors.
To discuss your project contact us.
Based on detailed design information, we create construction drawings. Both written & graphic, these contain all the information required for construction. They can also be referred to as plans, blueprints or working drawings.
Construction Drawings are used in coordinated projects to communicate design decisions to contractors and other suppliers. Accurate, high quality construction information can minimise delays, avoid costly miscommunication and budget overspends.
To find out more about our construction drawing services, contact us.
We provide robust construction phase site management once the build is in progress. Drawing on our Director, Dave Banister’s significant experience working on-site, we ensure that construction progresses on schedule and that design queries from contractors are responded to quickly.
We also spend time off-site in locations where design components are being manufactured. This joined up approach ensures that the project runs in accordance with plans and maintains our high design and construction standards, as well as avoiding delays.
To talk to us about on-site management contact us.
Our process follows eight key stages in sequence, but we know from experience that every client & project is unique. That’s why we take time to get to know you & your requirements. We’ll adapt our process to suit the project needs & timescales to ensure we deliver a high quality & coordinated design solution.
Before we develop the initial project brief we’ll conduct one or a number of site evaluations and ask you questions about your business case so we can establish site viability and properly define the scope of the project. Once this is defined, we will undertake a feasibility study and pre-planning liaison and produce a document set containing the initial project brief, site information, initial feasibility ideas and sketch ideas.
The initial concept design is then produced in line with the requirements of the initial project brief, alongside project strategies such as sustainability and security. This information is then be used to compile the final project brief from which the initial stage technical drawings, which will be submitted for planning permission, are created. These drawings will be checked by the principal designer as part of our coordinated design approach. At this stage we’ll also be able to provide an indication of costs.
Once planning permission is granted, we are then able to begin construction preparation. This includes applying for building regulation approval and the creation of the technical drawings that will become the project’s ‘construction information’ and will be used on site to construct the building. At this stage, all design will be completed apart from any queries and changes arising from the site during construction stage. We’ll also meet with our network of trusted suppliers and contractors to discuss the project and manage the tender process after we ask them to submit their prices.
Once the build is in progress, we provide robust construction phase management, spending time both on-site and also in off-site locations where design components are being fabricated. This ensures that any design queries from contractors are responded to quickly to avoid delays and that our high design and construction standards are being met.
With construction complete, we then facilitate a number of inspections and arrange the rectification of any defects, as well as updating all drawing specifications to ‘as constructed information’, allowing us to fulfil the Building Contract and handing over the building. With certain projects a final stage (a post-occupancy evaluation) may be added once the building is in use in order to evaluate its performance and take learnings for future projects.