Full Architectural Service

03. Full Service Package:

For anyone looking for a completely managed architectural service where they do not have the time to get fully involved but want a fully qualified expert to run the project and assess the problems with only key decisions being made by them.

Timescale: 25 – 30 weeks (including submissions to local authority and design ideas package)

 
Includes: Design Ideas Package and Planning and Building Regulations Package along with the extra services listed below:
  • Production of detailed working drawings and a fully detailed architects specification (typically about 35 pages long), schedules and a reference specification (typically about 90 pages long.) These drawings include large scale details, room internal elevations, detailed sections, 3d details and material samples for your approval.
  • During this stage we will compile a list of potential contractors for the tender. If you do not have any contractors to include in the list we can source them for you.
  • We then invite the potential contractors to tender for the works.
  • We submit the tender online on your client access page for download so that everyone has the latest information.
  • We will issue you a hard copy of the drawings and the architects specification for your reference.
  • We will assess the form of contract required for the works and advise you of your options.
  • When tenders are returned we will interview the contractors (as appropriate).
  • We provide a written report of our recommendations based on the tender prices submitted for you to assess and choose your preferred contractor.
  • We will obtain confirmation that your chosen contractor insurances are in place prior to commencement of works on the site.
  • We then administer the contract as according.
  • Once the works have begun we undertake periodic site inspections to assess the quality of the works and deal with queries. We also produce a report which is issued to the contractor and client post each site visit of our observations.
  • We also undertake the following duties whilst the project is onsite: dealing with valuations to make sure you are not paying more than the project is worth, supplying further information as required for the contractor to be able to construct the building / extension in accordance with the vision, issue architects instructions for variations in the contract and issue you with a simple road map of dos and don’ts when dealing with the contractor onsite to ensure a smooth and progressive build.
  • Once complete we will undertake the snagging of the works, three months post completion we will then undertake a final check to make sure the project has been completed in accordance with the tender and that all prior approvals have been discharged.
  • Six months post completion we will contact you to see how you are getting on and if there is any issues we can help you with.