Specialists in redesign, crafting architecture with an everlasting appeal.
Great design should be accessible to everyone, which is why we keep it really simple in order to help you transform your home.
We pride ourselves on the quality of work we produce and the client relationships we maintain throughout each project. If you're looking for a personal, individual and bespoke service please use the contact form below to arrange a free consultation.
STEP 1: INITIAL CONSULTATION
We offer a free, no obligation consultation where we’ll visit your property to discuss your requirements and what you’re envisaging for your home.
During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas, goals and budget with us and get a sense of our approach to design and our experience. We’ll also look to uncover the key factors driving your desire for change. This helps us to develop an understanding of how you live, what's important to you and what you would like to achieve.
We can also discuss any anticipated build costs, the budget and timeline for your project, and give you an idea of our design process and how we work with clients.
STEP 2: MEASURED SITE SURVEY
Next we carry out a full, measured site survey of your property. After which, we'll produce detailed, existing floor plans, elevations and model your property in CAD.
The site survey typically involves a physical visit to the site, where we will collect information through measurements, photographs and notes. The survey may also include a review of existing documents such as property deeds, maps and building codes.
The site survey is an important part of the design process as it provides us with a detailed understanding of the site and its constraints, allowing us to design functional, aesthetically pleasing concepts compliant with all relevant regulations. By conducting a thorough site survey, we can also identify any potential challenges or opportunities presented by the site, and develop creative solutions to address them.
STEP 3: THE DESIGN PHASE
Following on from our site survey, we explore all the options that we feel need considering, both internally and externally, producing initial designs that bring our design and layout concepts to life. Working closely throughout the design phase, we will work with you to develop a comprehensive design concept that meets your needs, fits within your budget, and adheres to any relevant regulations and building codes.
Once the initial design concept has been developed, we will work with you to refine the design, taking into account any feedback or modifications requested and fine-tuning the design. We ensure you're happy with the design before proceeding with any planning application.
STEP 4: PLANNING PERMISSION
Once you're settled on your design, we then prepare the necessary drawings, plans, and documentation required for a planning application and submit the application to your local authority.
Experienced in dealing with planning applications, we’re familiar with the local planning authority's requirements and act as a liaison between you and the planning authority, answering any questions they may have and addressing any concerns they may raise. This helps to ensure that the application is processed efficiently and effectively, providing expert advice and support to help secure planning permission for your project.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once planning permission has been granted, the next step is to prepare the relevant drawings and documentation to obtain Local Authority Building Approval.
Once the detailed Building Regulations drawings have been created, they are formally submitted to Building Control for approval. These are then used for you to gain accurate tenders from likely builders.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE: E-DESIGN REVIEW
For those seeking an additional perspective on their existing architect's designs, this service provides an ideal solution. If you find that the plans don't quite meet your expectations, lack inspiration or feel incomplete, we can offer a comprehensive review of your proposed external elevations and internal floor plans. Our goal is to ensure that your home has an appealing exterior, functional interior layout and optimised use of light and space, while also fulfilling your specific wishes and requirements.
Our e-design service is charged on a pro-forma basis as they are online services that do not require an on-site visit. This makes them a cost-effective option for clients who are seeking our expertise remotely. We provide all designs in a PDF format, allowing for easy sharing and viewing on various devices.