In addition to Architectural Services (RIBA Stages 0-7) we also offer; Measured Surveys, Interior Designs, 3D Visualisations and Project Management.
RIBA Stages 0-1 - Definition & Brief
We start by taking an initial brief and gathering survey information. We also discuss relevant contacts such as Surveyors, Engineers & Cost Consultants. Once we have set out the project objectives and constraints, we carry out a site analysis and develop the initial ideas.
RIBA Stage 2 - Concept Design
During the concept design process, we explore different ideas and opportunities. This tests design potential in different dimensions and allows you to choose what is right for your project. We prepare the concept designs for discussion and develop final designs for approval.
RIBA Stage 3 - Developed Design
The developed design stage prepares the design for planning. This process refines the design and formalises drawings for approval with the Local Authority. We submit the Planning Application on your behalf online via the Planning Portal. This stage can also include Party Wall Applications, Listed Building Consents and Specialist Consultations as required. We can also provide photo-realistic 3D Visualisations at this stage.
RIBA Stage 4 - Technical Design
The technical design process carefully details all the design elements for Building Control Approval and Tender. This includes specifications and dimensions for accurate quantities and costings. We prepare a coordinated package of drawings (with relevant consultants) and submit the design to Building Control, updating the drawings for approval.
Interior Design - Once the technical drawings are prepared we can provide an Interior Design Service. This process begins by producing mood-boards and precedent for inspiring the design, allowing you to choose your preferred styles and ideas. We develop these design ideas into the interior design and formalise a set of drawings, detailing internal elevations, lighting and finishes.
Selecting a Builder - We provide a list of recommended builders to Tender your project. We review the Tenders with yourselves and help arrange the Construction Contract.
RIBA Stage 5 - Construction
During the construction stage we recommend regular site meetings and management of the Contract with the Principal Contractor. We provide Project Management Services as well as ongoing architectural details and coordination as required.
RIBA Stages 6-7 - Hand over & In-use
This is when snagging is carried out, the Construction Contract is completed and a review of the process and finished home is carried out. A home user guide can be prepared, with a set of As-Built drawings and information on how to Access, Maintain and Operate your home.
Clear communication and regular contact with the Client throughout the design process helps to build relationships, develop trust and deliver the best service.
Our professional advice & contacts helps guide the process, provides options and helps you make decisions.
Please get in touch to discuss your project.