We will help navigate the planning process and building regulations submission. Small building additions may not require a planning application, and we can advise on constraints and permitted development of your site.
Typically the planning application will include a full Design & Access statement. As part of the service this will include a Planning statement, environmental statement, reference to consultee interests along with relevant planning policy.
Feasibility stage determines the scope of work the client is asking us to provide. Initially we look at the brief and the feasibility allows that to be developed.
It includes a site visit, needs of the owner and a review of existing conditions. It also assesses the need for additional professional help from structural engineers to contractors.
This stage allows the owner to have a clear idea of programme, construction costs and planning issues prior to committing to a full architectural service. The service Alrewas Architecture offers is to establish project scope, programme, develop brief, understand site context and constraints and advise of any surveys to be undertaken.
Alrewas Architecture offers at this stage, preparation and development of the initial concept design, to consider a structural solution, initiate building services proposals and develop sufficient information to support initial costs.
Development of the design to a level for submission of a planning application and consultation with statutory authorities.
Information provided will include 3D modelling as a standard part of the design process.
The construction stage does not necessarily require the services of an architect, when an experienced contractor is appointed. For larger schemes we can provide services alongside the contractor which include advice on construction materials and workmanship, develop specification documents and working drawings, provide information for the building contract / construction stage and undertake design monitoring.
Fees are based upon project size, (from small extensions to new builds), the type of building and the design services required.
We aim to keep our schemes local for local people, who have an interest in developing and improving the quality of their spaces.