THE PROCESS

Our approach to architecture is entirely responsive. Every project is unique and therefore we listen carefully to your needs, budget and any constraints. We also consider the social and cultural context, before developing a proposal that fits your vision.

01.

CONCEPT DESIGN

02.

PLANNING PERMISSION

03.

BUILDING CONTROL

The Concept Design stage is a fun process where we explore different design options, together in an open manner. This gives us freedom to explore alterative design options which might not have been considered and allow us to arrive at the best design for you.

We will also look at the construction costs at this stage, to make sure that the vision we are developing is affordable.
Obtaining Planning Permission is an important legal process that can make homeowner's nervous of objections from neighbours or disputes from the local authority. We make sure that this process is handled with care to address specific policies or disputes. For sensitive projects we can submit disclosed pre-planning applications to the local authority to obtain initial feedback before lodging a full planning application.
In this stage we will prepare detailed drawings and specifications of your project to meet Building Regulations set out by the local authority. These are a set of standards that your project must be designed and built to ensure the health and safety of its users. We will address any queries made by the local authority and liaise with any additional 3rd party design consultants which may be required, such as a Structural Engineer or an Energy Consultant. 
 
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DIALOGUE

We will maintain a clear and consistent dialogue with you throughout the design process, listening and adapting to feedback where appropriate. 

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3D MODELLING & VISUALS

We realise that many people find it difficult to imagine what a space feels like when reading 2D plans. For all our projects we use 3D modelling software to communicate our design intentions more clearly.

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PRE-PLANNING ADVICE

We can discuss any risks on obtaining planning permission that your design may present. In uncertain cases, we can submit a pre-planning application to the local authority to seek their opinion before a full planning application is to be submitted.

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COLLABORATIVE DESIGN

Working in a open manner allows us to explore the design with you, together, from start to finish to ensure the best possible design outcomes, personalised for you.

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VR & VIDEO WALKTHROUGH

Through research into Virtual Reality technologies in architecture, we know that VR allows people to understand design even more clearly by interacting at a 1:1 scale. We offer VR as additional service to interested clients.

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APPLICATION SUBMISSION

We will prepare and submit all material required for planning application and building regulation submissions on your behalf. We will deal with all correspondence and keep you update to date on the progress throughout.

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DESIGN OPTIONS

We always offer our clients more than one design proposal to review and throw in new ideas to consider. Often these alternative options spark new dialogues.

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FULL SET OF DRAWINGS

By the end of each stage you will have a full set of drawings to show to friends and family.

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LIAISING WITH 3RD PARTIES

Your project might requirement the involvement of other design consultants to meet Building Regulations. We can get you competitive quotes for these consultants and ensure that their work is submitted with our application.