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We value highly and ensure development of a close working relationship with the client, Architect and other design professionals within the project

• Site Investigation
• Structural Inspections and    & Reports

• Construction Monitoring
• Contract Certification

Planning Applications
Building Control Advice

Design and Detail Work
Structural Design Service
Project Management

• Contractor Procurement
• Maintenance Programmes

• Planning Supervisor

We know that many clients do not understand what an architect actually does or whether they even need an architect for the building project they are thinking about. This is why we are always keen to follow each and every enquiry with a consultation, on a no commitment basis, so that we can meet a potential client to discuss their particular needs and to give initial advice about the feasibility of what they are thinking about. Our advice about feasibility will focus upon matters such as whether planning permission will or will not be required, about budget costing's and about what type of design solution would be most suitable.

Following the initial free consultation, we will always confirm our advice about feasibility in a letter which will also include a quotation about the fees we would suggest for the type of architectural services to be provided.

For domestic clients, who require our services to assist them in realising their ideas for an extension to a family home or a flat, our quotation will always be for a fixed fee, rather than for a percentage of the cost of the building work, which is how many architects calculate their charges. We prefer to quote a fixed fee because we know from experience that it gives certainty to our clients about how much the architects fees are going to be and will not change.

For commercial projects and large scale residential work we would normally expect to provide fee quotations on the basis of a percentage of the final construction cost.

Structural Design

Following a site visit we prepare calculations for building control approval on extensions, conversions and alterations, including loft conversions and new build structures.

If you are contemplating building work that requires structural design then we would be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide a competitive quotation for the work.

We provide professional services for all building types, from Listed buildings to modern new builds or renovations , our projects range from small domestic beam installations to major projects of framing works