List of typical services

For most of our projects we are involved in initiating, monitoring and completing the following processes:

Brief development
Feasibility studies
Briefing a quantity surveyor for preparation of cost plans
Design development and final design drawings including interior elevations, working models or simple 3D images where appropriate
For commercial, education, residential and community projects: visual materials for  community/staff/public consultation
Pre Applications to Planning or Change of use applications
Planning application preparation and submission
Listed building and conservation area consent applications
Co-ordinating other consultants’ design and technical input into the final design
Advise on CDM regulations & asbestos surveys
Building regulations applications
Detailed construction drawings
Proposing and specifying internal and external materials, fittings and colour schemes
Designing with energy saving and ease of use in mind
Designing for full disability access and specific needs as appropriate
Designing robust, easily maintained construction
Interior design (excluding soft furnishings)
Construction detailing of built in fittings including cupboards, desks etc
Designing and detailing bathrooms
Designing kitchens for construction by a specialist sub contractor, or detailing for the main contractor to build
Design of hard landscaped external areas, gardens and play spaces
Managing the tender process
Advice on appointing a contractor and the appropriate type of construction contract
Administering the contract during and after construction including regular site visits, monitoring expenditure and applications for payment (we act as the intermediary between the contractor and  client, handling disputes and queries)

Additional services we can offer include:

Assessment of potential, buildings, houses or sites at purchase stage
Assessment of urban location: transportation links, parking, private vs public space, trees, pedestrian routes
Analysis reports on existing premises (useful for commercial clients relocating)
Space planning offices and flat/house types
Brief writing (where client has a need but would like assistance defining the requirements)
Advice on multi-use spaces - we can help identify the key possible uses and advise how these can dovetail together
Assistance preparing information for grant applications
Party Wall drawings
Consultations/presentations to user groups and key stakeholders such as trustees - formal presentations or workshops
Suggesting items for omission when value engineering is required post tender, and amending drawings, phasing or construction to specific timetables - such as the client staying in the building while the works are carried out or staged financing requirements
Advice on building in occupied premises and maintaining public safety
Work with clients’ interior, kitchen or other designers or specialist installers where required 
Collaborative works: for example bring in artists, working with user groups completing elements of the work themselves
Advice on furniture, signage and graphics
Detail and co-ordinate client supplied fittings or finishes
Drawings for freeholder or landlord’s consent

Private homes clients please note: we do not supply fittings and finishes in the same way as interior designers and therefore our fees are not linked to commission on the supply of these items. Our fees are for the services above only.

The scope of services required will be agreed with the clients at the commencement of a project and confirmed with an Architects Appointment