Basic Process

Our full architectural package involves everything from initial discussions, through design and planning, to the completed build, processed in RIBA-approved stages.

  1. Preparation and Brief
    We get to know you, listen to your ideas, and discuss them. We formalise the brief for the project and reach consensus on the way forward.
  2. Concept Design
    We begin to design the project and offer options for you to discuss and approve. We use many tools to explore spaces and solutions, from free-hand sketching, to digital 3D modelling. Sometimes we use the extra service of Virtual Reality digital modelling, where required.
  3. Developed Design 
    We refine the design and start a dialogue with the local authorities and apply for Planning Permission, plus conservation or listed building consents, where required.
  4. Technical – Building Warrant
    We involve other consultants, eg engineers and quantity surveyors, and start detailed technical drawings in order to submit a Building Warrant application to the local authority, to ensure the building meets with Scottish Building Regulations.
  5. Technical – Construction Drawings
    We continue the involvement with other consultants, eg engineers and quantity surveyors, and produce in-depth technical drawings and coordinate information from the other consultants.
  6. Technical – Procurement
    The tender package is produced normally in collaboration with the Quantity Surveyor. We choose and appoint a builder with you.
  7. Construction
    The project commences on site. We administer the building contract between you and your chosen builder on site.

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