WHAT WE DO
One-off refurbishments and new builds
Interior design solutions for domestic and commercial projects
Basement conversions and additions
Listed building and historic building projects
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL dESIGN
Brief: Prepare and develop a brief, advise on feasibility of client’s requirements. Advise on the need to appoint other consultants and specialists.
Proposals: Prepare alternative design ideas. Meet with client and agree the outline scheme. Prepare scheme drawings.
Make Planning Application, if required, and/or make application for Certificate of Lawful Development and Listed Building Consent.
Detailed drawings: Prepare detailed drawings in conjunction with Structural Engineer.
Make application under Building Regulations.
Specification of the Works: Prepare Specification of Works and Construction drawings.
Tender: Tender the works.
Appointment of a Contractor: Advise on the appointment of a contractor.
Operations on Site: Inspect the Quality and Progress of the Works on Site. Administer the contract.
Cost Control: Projects under £500,000, undertaken in house. Projects over £500,000, undertaken by quantity surveyor.
Surveys: Measure the property and prepare survey drawings of the property as existing.
We will prepare alternative concepts for you based on your thoughts and our interpretation of your ideas. We will also give you ideas of our own that you may either love or reject! We will show you projects and provide you with sample boards.
Our expertise will guide you through a choice of joinery and storage solutions through to soft furnishings and colours. We will help you get the most competitive prices for fabrics and fittings. We have excellent relationships with a multitude of suppliers and will guide you through the process of choice.
We have a wealth of experience in kitchen design and manufacture, we design and organise manufacture of in the region of ten kitchens a year.
Our designs will provide you with a functional and elegant solution to your needs.
LISTED BUILDING SERVICES
We have over 30 years experience of works to Listed Buildings from works to a Grade 1 building in Clarence Terrace in Regents Park through to Grade 2 barns in Cheshire and town houses in Kensington and Knightsbridge. We have excellent relationship with conservation officers that will help you get the best consent and we will guide you through the negotiation process.
We have experience of listed building works to commercial buildings and have recently altered a fund management office in Mayfair and an office in Chester.
We will provide you with alternative ideas as the obvious is not always the right solution.
We have been designing basements since 2001 when they became incredibly popular in London. This was due to massive increase in house prices in central London and it was far more economic to extend down rather than move.
In the early days we worked closely with The London Basement Company, who would recommend two architects - Robert Baxter or George Clarke (of Channel 4 fame). Basement design is about two factors light and a feeling of space, we have all been in dark dingy basement with an array of doors and no natural light.
Our basements use light creatively and the basement feels part of the main house, not an unloved addition. Gaining planning permission for basements has become more problematic, the right approach and knowledge is critical.