At the Architect Room the focus is devoted to creating solutions that exceed the aspirations of our clients whilst working rigidly to the client budget. We provide personalised and highly consultative architectural services which value the specific needs of our clients and seek feedback at all levels of the design process to ensure the final outcome is one that our clients are most content with. Working with our clients we hope to share our passion for creative and cost conscious design, this also enables quality assurance to be provided at all levels of the design and build process.
The Initial Consultation
We can visit your property and carry out a free 1st hour 7pm consultation (Mon-Thu) to discuss the initial project priorities, budget, timescales, Local Authority consents, restrictions and the design opportunities.
The Project Brief
When progressing a new project the purposes and intentions of the new scheme have to be determined, this forms the project brief. We will review the key priorities of the design; for example: a single storey rear extension with an open plan kichen, dining, living area with direct garden access and southerly views. A further "wish list" of additional items can be prioritised relative to need and budget.
Our aim is to pragmatically design innovative spaces which tie seamlessly in thier existing environments whether traditional or modern.
Upon completion of the project design we will prepare the planning application documentation and submit it to the Local Authority, dealing with any enquiries that they may have.
Please note that in some instances projects are considered "Permitted Development" and planning permission is not required. In these instances we would assist and review with the local authority as required .
We will prepare a full set of details and specifications sufficient to make your building warrant submission.
We will also assist you on how to appoint your structural engineer and when appointed we will liaise with them and coordinate all project drawings.
We will respond to any building control enquires as they arise
Should we be appointed to carry out the tender portion of the project we will prepare the contract drawings (inc. Door, Window, Rooflight and Room Decoration Schedules) and the Conditions of Contract . We can suggest contractors to be included on the tender list, Issue tenders to contractors for pricing, take delivery of and report on tenders and advise on appointment of contractor.
Should we be appointed as the Contract Administrator; we will arrange, chair and minute the Pre-Contract Meeting, attend fornightly progress meetings, to ensure that the project build is running to the pre-defined programme, inspecting the works as set out in the building contract. We will advise you when the works are practically complete for handover. We will prepare and submit the local authority Completion Certificate
James has helped us design our extension, challenge our thinking, give us some great suggestions and manage the process from beginning to end (almost there). Very relaxed and professional experience. His use of 3D models made it really easy to see how our changes could work. Thanks James