Our services can be used on selected parts or your full project, from an initial design discussion through to the final delivery of the project on site. Our fees can be based on a percentage of the total construction cost or time expended, or can be a lump sum, whatever is most appropriate for the project and your budget.
Brief: Typically, we start by ascertaining and understanding your requirements with an initial face to face discussion and site visit. Following this we prepare initial sketches to help determine your brief.
Drawings: Together we develop these initial design ideas into an imaginative, innovative and exciting proposal and if necessary prepare the drawings and written documentation required for the planning application should these be required. (www.planningportal.gov.uk)
Where a planning application is required we liaise with the local authorities and other members of the design team to ensure that the planning application progresses as smoothly as possible.
After planning approval, we then prepare detailed construction drawings and schedules which are submitted for Building Regulation approval (www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/). When required we then invite tenders from Building Contractors.
Building: After a contractor is appointed, we can administer your contract with the builder/contractor up to completion of construction works and the issue of the final account.
Dependent on our Client’s requirements, we can tailor our involvement to include anything from a small part of the design and construction process to our involvement with the whole project.
Life of a Project
Our philosophy is that good design should be attractive, sustainable, efficient, cost effective and enhance our environment.
As Architects and Interior Designers, we have experience in a wide range of projects which helps bring an open minded approach to all projects. We are perhaps best known for our expertise in two sectors, housing and leisure projects which include restaurants and bars, both locally and throughout Britain.
We design houses for individual clients, undertake major refurbishments of existing houses, conservation works and barn conversions, work on the alteration of historic and listed buildings and projects for housing developers.
Our award winning restaurants and bars are noted for their striking and sophisticated design, often within listed and notable buildings.
In addition to construction or extensions to buildings, we completely design the interior, including bar counters and back bars, serveries, built in furniture and lighting. The result is always a cohesive, satisfying and commercially successful business.