We deliver our services in an accessible, easy to use format. We help you to select services that suit your project, budget and level of experience. You may choose to use us across every aspect of your project or simply for ideas and advice. We always provide you with costs for each service before starting work, so that you maintain control over your design costs.
We will meet you at your property to discuss your project and review what level of service you require. We like to gain a thorough understanding of your requirements at this stage so that our proposals best reflect your aspirations and practical needs.
Our discussions at the initial visit form the basis of the project brief. The project brief details the extent of works to be included within the project and will be issued to you for agreement.
Our services will be conducted based on this document. In order that we can provide you with the service you require within the agreed fee we kindly request that you inform us as soon as possible if any aspect of your requirements change.
To enable us to prepare drawings of your proposals, it is normally necessary to have drawings of the existing building in a CAD (computer aided drawings) format. If you do not have accurate CAD drawings, we will complete the measured survey and produce your drawings. We normally provide you with a fixed fee for this stage based on size.
Outline - During our conversations with the client on site and/or on the phone, we learn our audience (children friendly, accessibility etc)
Interpret - Based on your available space, we construct a point of view based on the client's needs and insights.
Ideate - Brainstorm and come out with creative solutions incorporating the above.
Prototype - Build a representation of one or more ideas to present to client.
Test - Get initial opinions/feedback from the client.
Planning Drawing Package (Stg 1)
All projects require approval under the Building Control. Our full plans also known as detailed drawings for your proposed development for instruction are more complex, and save you unexpected fees from the builders.
The following section give an indication of several elements required for your proposed development to satisfy the requirements of the regulations in UK.
Doors and windows (thermal heat loss, safety glazing, ventilation, fire safety, unprotected areas, means of escape, access)
Drainage (foul and surface water)
External walls (Decoration and renovation, Fire protection, Thermal resistance, Weather resistance, Weight (loading)
Internal walls (Fire safety, Load-bearing walls, Sound insulation, Structural support, Ventilation
Roofs ( Constructing new roof)