Architectural design

You could say architecture is in our DNA – our senior architectural designer has studied blueprints since his carpenter father used to bring them home when he was a lad. Certainly our passion for property design and our understanding of quality building are inherent in all that we do.

Across domestic extensions, heritage properties – including Listed and conservation projects – and as lead designers for multiple housing developments, our sympathetic yet practical approach to design ensures our clients’ projects remain on schedule, within budget and are completed to a high standard. We work continuously in the public and private sectors and our architectural experience includes a specialism in educational buildings.

Our knowledge of Planning and Building Regulations legislation ensures our approach is realistic, achievable and compliant, without compromising the tenets of good design and a high quality finish.

We offer the following services to both public & private clients:

Planning application services

  • Free no-obligation consultation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Measured building & site surveys
  • Pre-application advice
  • Preparation of planning application drawings
  • 3D visualisation service
  • Preparation of design & access statements
  • Planning application submissions
  • Monitoring planning applications

Building regulation services

  • Preparation of building regulation application drawings & specifications
  • Source & liaise with consultants & specialists
  • Building regulation application submissions
  • Monitoring building regulation submissions

On-site services

  • Preparation of working / construction drawings
  • Preparation of the ‘schedule of works’ (pricing document)
  • Overseeing tendering process
  • Awarding contract & preparing industry standard contract documents (as contract administrator)
  • Contract administration
  • Completion meetings and certification

According to our clients’ instructions, we can administer a project build through to completion, creating and overseeing a ‘schedule of work’, recruiting the right contractors, ensuring regular site visits and managing payments as work progresses.

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On every project, our residential and commercial property sales team is able to advise on the financial implications of development, whether your vision is to extend, convert or sell-on. This enables us to support our clients by evaluating whether a project is likely to yield a return on investment, assessing a site’s suitability and ensuring contractual requirements are respected and adhered to.

For more information please call us on 01553 768256