We tailor our services for your specific needs.
We follow an internationally recognised process (RIBA Plan of Work) when reviewing projects and bring the right skills and tools to each and every situation.
We are a Chartered Practice with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), are accredited with Bristol City Council as planning agents and have a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS) in the office.
This is our first step, where we work with you to understand our starting point and how we will engage moving forward. This will then allow us to issue a quotation for our involvement in line with the RIBA Plan of Work and will be an opportunity to discuss timescales, budget and aspirations.
In the vast majority of cases we will require a survey of the site/structure to be conducted. There are two options at this stage, we could either use our in-house equipment including a Matterport Pro2 camera, which allows us to use an accurate survey as our base as well as allowing us to conduct virtual site visits at the click of a finger. Although these are useful, there is a second option and if/when required we will advise our clients to engage a land surveyor, who will utilise a wide range of equipment providing an even higher level of accuracy.
When developing the drawings we use our brief and scope along with the survey information to begin creating a vision of the proposal from the very first sketches, all the way through to a full package of consultation or planning drawings and its associated reports, which may involve additional consultants.
Consultation & Planning
Once we reach this stage, we are engaging with the local authority (statutory approvals) and may even be directly liaising with stakeholders. This process typically involves a range of consultees and is where the proposal will be subjected to a review against national and local policies.
Following the statutory planning stage, the next formal step is to produce a package of Building Regulations Drawings and associated documents, which may involve additional consultants. This may also include serving notice(s) upon adjoining owners and an application to the utility company in order to approve the proposed works.
Ready to Tender & Beyond (Optional)
Beyond Building Control and the statutory approvals, you may need assistance with tendering the project to a range of contractors. Following this you may also need assistance with Project Administration.
This is not completely unusual, there are many people who would like to move forward with a project either for their home, business or development site and want to understand the process, step by step. We are happy to discuss this with you and explain the various stages and what to expect.
We predominantly work in and around Bristol / BS postcodes, however have experience of working on projects as far and wide as London, Wales, the Midlands and Devon. Therefore we are open to discuss projects from further afield.
We have worked on a wide range of listed and locally listed buildings from concept design all the way through to construction.
This is often a key question; the simple answer is that we charge based on the estimated hours taken on your project and a percentage of the estimated cost of construction.
We are a Chartered Practice with The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and are multi award winning. Additionally, we have a wide range of experience on projects varying in size and sector and bring this with us to each and every project that we work on.
We work on a wide range of projects, from small residential to large commercial developments.
MR DARLING DREWETT
MR & MRS SUTTON
MR & MRS HUNT
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