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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

For us every project begins with an emotional feeling, an idea, a spark of something special. We gain an understanding of a project by experiencing the environment within which it will be located, seeing views, hearing sounds and soaking up that all-emotional ‘feeling of a place.’

By having an emotional attachment to a project, we are able to inject something special. We take pride in ensuring what we do always adds value. To us, being architects is a lifestyle choice. This means we design with passion, with thought to the future in mind. While we are ever mindful of cost, we believe that great design comes from effort and talent – whatever the budget.

In this section of our website, we hope we are able to give you a feeling for the diversity of our projects, and the creativity we bring. We do not have a signature house style. Every project we work on, we believe, is unique to our client and its environment. Behind each project lie a hundred and one other exciting ideas. If you want to be challenged, to think the unthinkable, to fulfil aspirations, please contact us and let’s explore possibilities.

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU ?

Defining your requirements and strategy Stage 0
Defining your requirements and strategy Stage 0

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • What are you looking to achieve from this development?
  • Site finding and assessment for use
  • Location – OS reference / Google Earth photo
  • Site size & Check Critical Dimensions (OS Map inaccuracies)
  • Site Development Appraisal
  • Site Visit – Photographs, Topo evaluation
  • Planning policy status / Land-use designation – Conservation area / Listed Building Status
  • Boundary Conditions / Party Wall Assessment
  • Rights of Way
  • Access – Highways – Traffic
  • Other Potential Constraints
Brief & Feasibility Stage 1
Brief & Feasibility Stage 1

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • Develop Project Objectives
  • Quality Objectives
  • Establish Project Outcomes
  • Sustainability Aspirations
  • Project Budget
  • Project Parameters / Constraints
  • Develop Initial Project Brief
  • Undertake Feasibility Studies and propose site layout plans
  • Review of Site Information
Project Concepts & Outline Designs Stage 2
Project Concepts & Outline Designs Stage 2

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • Prepare Concept Design (inc outline structural proposals)
  • Building Services systems
  • Outline Specifications
  • Preliminary Cost Information & Guidance
  • Project Strategies related to Design Programme.
  • Brief fine tuning
  • Design Freeze prior to planning advice – Final Project Brief sign off
  • Photomontages & 3D Visualisation production
  • Drone Piloting, Ariel imagery & movies
Design Development & Planning Submissions Stage 3
Design Development & Planning Submissions Stage 3

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • Prepare Developed Design
  • Commissioning the full professional Design Team
  • Coordination of other Design Team members
  • Integration of the Building Services systems
  • Statutory Approvals
  • Outline Specifications
  • ‘Buildability’ assessment
  • Pre App Advice from Local Authority Planning Department
  • Design & Access Statement Production
  • Local Authority Planning Submissions
Detailed & Technical Design Stage 4
Detailed & Technical Design Stage 4

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • Planning Condition discharge
  • Project management
  • Cost advice
  • Project procedures & Quality assurance
  • Technical Detailed Design – detailing, schedules, sections, mechanical and electrical, finishes
  • Design Responsibility Matrix
  • Specialist subcontractor design and specifications
  • Design Programme Management
  • Introduction of potential Contractors for tender
  • Start negotiations with Contractors
  • Building Regulations – method and approvals
  • DDA & Access Assessment
Starting the Build & Construction Management Stage 5
Starting the Build & Construction Management Stage 5

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • Project Management / Employer’s Agent
  • Direction of the Professional Design Team
  • Construction / Contractor Management
  • Life Cycle appraisal
  • Instituting change control procedures
  • Paying the contractor
Before 'cutting the ribbon' Stage 6
Before 'cutting the ribbon' Stage 6

For this stage we can offer the following support & services:

  • Heath and safety advice
  • Handover
  • Defects
  • Completion of facility
  • Snagging Report

OUR FEATURED WORKS

OAT ERRISH FARM, PARAGRAPH 55, BLACKDOWN HILLS

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