As a RIBA Chartered Practice we offer full architectural services from concept to completion of construction. Our architectural services are split down into work stages as set out in the RIBA ‘Plan of Work 2013’.
This is the most important part of the project, where we, as architects, can add the most value. We will use your project brief (as described above) as a starting point to develop an outline proposal. We work with 3D software and lots of precedent images. Our output is focused on helping you visualise the ideas.
We will transform the ideas into formal planning drawings. This includes coordinating the work of other consultants into the designs. We prepare, submit and process a detailed planning application. This will include all necessary architectural drawings, planning liaison and supporting design information. We act as lead consultant and coordinate output of specialist consultants.
We will prepare the technical drawings, specifications and schedules that will be used by contractors to price the project and to construct the building. We prepare, submit and process a Building Regulations application.
To manage the building costs and construction process on your behalf, it is imperative to have an accurate set of construction drawings, together with a detailed specification that can be used for contractors to price the scheme on a like for like basis. We will produce the necessary drawings and specification, in conjunction with the structural engineer, expanding on the detail from the building regulation package. We will then invite a number of suitably capable and willing contractors to tender for the project.
tender negotiations be required to establish the preferred contractor.
Following the selection of the preferred contractor we will prepare a formal contract (typically a standard JCT contract). Throughout the construction phase we can manage the project to ensure it is delivered on time and on budget. We deal with construction queries from the contractor and act as contract administrator. At the end of construction we inspect the building, issue final certification to formally hand over the building and finalise the contract administration.