There are many ways an Architect can bring expertise to your project and I can provide you with Architectural design services covering the following sectors:
  • Refurbishment and conversion – specialising in historic properties
  • Extensions and alterations
  • Small commercial design, including shop front conservation and refurbishment
  • New build houses
  • Loft and garage conversions
  • Garden buildings and home offices

I can offer the following services:

Architectural Design & Concept Development
Heritage Planning
Advice and Consultancy
Full RIBA Stages
of Work
Surveys &
CAD Work
Spatial Design
& Planning

Stages of a Project

  • I can produce full measured drawings of your project or work with a topographical surveyor to produce accurate existing drawings of your project, these are vital for accurate designs and construction later in the process.
  • I will discuss with you your plans and aspirations, and record your brief for the project. We can establish the problems with your property, and work together to develop practical and creative solutions.
  • I can provide two or three ‘Outline Proposals’ for your project based on your brief and aspirations and discuss with you how this will fit within your anticipated budget.
  • I can work with the ideas you already have, and develop them to give the maximum benefit.
  • I will meet with you to discuss the outline proposal options and decide on the option to proceed to the next stage of Developed Design.
  • I will plan an ‘idea sharing’ session once I have drawn up some early sketch schemes, and I’m happy to sit down with you and work together to create a design that really works for you.
  • Provide advice regarding what other consultants and professionals you may need to appoint. Historic properties often require the skills from a wide range of heritage professionals, I have links to local experienced, archaeologists, conservators, structural engineers, ecologists, landscape designers and so on.
  • I will develop your preferred Outline Proposal to provide Developed Design Drawings at 1:100 or 1:50 scale, which will form the basis of the Planning Application or Listed Building Consent application
  • I will provide written reasoned explanations for the design and conservation ethos (if applicable).
  • I will write a Design and Access Statement to accompany the Application if required.
  • I will prepare and submit the applications and negotiate with the Planning Officers on your behalf.
  • I can develop technical drawings including plans, construction sections at a scale of 1:50 or other suitable scale and provide annotated elevations and a set of ‘Construction Notes’ or ‘Schedule of Works’ giving the detail of materials and construction processes.
  • I will meet with the client, and if possible the contractor, during the design stage to agree construction methods and processes and develop solutions which are cost effective and sustainable.
  • I can advise in the preparation of a building contract between the client and the contractor.
  • I can facilitate pre-construction meetings with the client and contractor to establish the programme, site details, payment terms etc and other pertinent details.
  • I can undertake monthly formal progress meetings to check the contractors valuations and discuss any programme and project issues.
  • I can certify project completion.
  • Fees for this stage would largely depend on the contract value and the complexities of the proposed scheme.