We take a client-centred approach to all our work.
Here are the 10 steps to how we work:
Following on from the initial enquiry, a senior member of the practice will come out to site to meet with the client and discuss their needs.
We advise on suitability of sites, site selection analysis, and scope and maximization of the site, and adaptation of existing buildings. We discuss budget parameters.
We prepare preliminary design proposals for the site and meet with the clients to listen to their needs and advise on statutory requirements.
We collaborate with other design team members: We work with structural engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, civil engineers, quantity surveyors and other specialist consultants as appropriate to address site specific issues, e.g. archaeology, road and traffic management, environmental impact assessment, landscape issues, acoustic issues etc.
We develop the design proposals in more detail and prepare documents for statutory submissions: Planning applications, fire safety certificates, disabled access certificates, building control regulations and health and safety legislation etc.
Tender procedure – the building process. We prepare detailed construction drawings and material specifications for the building works. We collaborate with other consultants as appropriate and co-ordinate civil, structural, electrical and mechanical elements of the building. We advise clients on a preliminary cost plan.
Getting a builder. We manage the process of selecting a building contractor for the client.
The construction phase: We oversee the building works. We visit the site at regular intervals, monitor progress and quality of the works and report back to the client.
Building completion and handover: We issue compliance documentation, we prepare snagging lists, we issue legal compliance documents and with the builder prepare a building safety file, advise the client on how to run, manage and maintain the building.
Post completion: After the building is finished we return to the site and address any issues that may have arisen.