Our Architectural Process
STEP ONE: PREPARATION
Contact your architect as soon as you can. Consulting us at the earliest stage will allow us to get a real feel for your requirements and collaboratively we can establish a clear brief and realistic budget. It will also allow us to identify survey requirements and any potential issues early on.
STEP TWO: THE BRIEF
Working collaboratively with you, we will establish and set your brief. This is your wish-list and will cover everything we need to know about what you want from the design. It is essential to the success of your project.
As architects this is one of the most important skills and roles. We can point out what is possible in terms of cost and design and are well informed to help identify the best and worst spatial characteristics of your home, offering ideas to enhance and maximise your living space.
STEP THREE: DESIGN
From an agreed brief we will develop designs, which interpret your ideas creatively. They will optimise your investment, ensuring your project is cost effective and add real value. We will explore a selection of ideas, which we will discuss, further develop and refine with you before progressing to construction.
We can create and present these designs in a variety of ways, including computer generated 3D images to help you visualise how your finished building will look.
STEP FOUR: APPROVALS
At A+DP we can manage and handle the approvals required before your project goes ahead. We can prepare applications to the local authority for planning permission, listed building consent (if required) and building regulations plans approval.
STEP FIVE: CONSTRUCTION
As part of the construction phase of your project, we will help you to select suitable builders and tradespeople, obtain prices for construction, monitor progress and standards, liaise with other specialist consultants and oversee the whole construction phase to successful completion.