Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with your Architectural Design requirement in your local area. This list will contain suppliers with a mixed range of abilities from large Architectural practices through to Architectural Drawing Technicians. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.
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If you require an Architect, Surveyor or Architectural Technician, to design a new home, an extension, a loft conversion, barn conversion, restoration, renovation, home improvements or the design of a commercial building, you will find them on this website. Larger projects should normally be done by a Registered Architect and small home improvements are often done by Architectural Technicians but there are no hard and fast rules. If you are about to embark on a project it will probably be best for you to talk to a range of potential suppliers and then start to identify what sort of supplier will be best for you.
Your chosen supplier will be able to help you consider what you want out of the project and how your requirements are likely to change in the future. You will also need to consider the requirements of the local planning authorities, possible limitations of the existing building or site, and other regulatory requirements. Historic buildings will also have further requirements and permissions that will need to be taken into consideration.
As well as discussing your requirement and your options in detail and producing drawings, your chosen supplier may also be able to help you with planning applications, party wall issues, and sourcing builders and contractors to undertake the work. Some suppliers will also provide management services to oversee the whole project if required.
A good Architect, Architectural Technician or Surveyor providing an Architectural Design service, will have a lot of experience of producing innovative designs for a wide variety of conditions. Some of the points that they will be considering will be:
How can the project be planned to best suit your requirements and those of the planners and other regulatory bodies?
How can costs be kept to a minimum but without cutting corners?
How can the project be carried out using sustainable methods to reduce the impact on the environment?
Does anything need to be considered to ensure that the resulting building is free from toxic emissions?
How can the building be made reasonably airtight to keep unwanted draughts out but at the same time ensure adequate ventilation?
How should insulation be used to keep the building warm?
What consideration will need to be given to the use of breathable materials to allow moisture to satisfactorily pass through the building fabric? The new building should not suffer from condensation problems.
How can solar energy be captured to help keep the building warm during cold periods?
How can solar shading be used to ensure that the building does not get too hot in the summer?
What are the options for the use of natural and renewable energy like wood for heating, and wind and sun for electricity generation?
How can water usage be kept to a minimum? Is there scope for rainwater capture for washing machines, toilets and garden irrigation?
What are the requirements for sewage waste and treatment on site?
What materials can be sourced locally, using a smaller carbon footprint?
Are there any party wall requirements that will need to be considered?
Should an old building be pulled down, or can it be renovated to make it more reusable, in a way that uses less new materials and generates less waste?
How can a new building be constructed so that at the end of its life as much of the materials as possible can be reused or recycled in a more sustainable way?
Once the design is complete, you may also require a Structural Engineer to carry out the necessary structural calculations. If you require a list of Structural Engineers who can provide Structural Calculations please click here.
If you just require help with a planning permission application, click here for a list of suppliers who can help you.
If you just require help with building regulation approvals click here for a list of suppliers who can help you.
If you just require help with a party wall issue click here for a list of suppliers who can help you.
Whether you like modern architecture or old, we can supply contact details for a range of people who will be able to help you.
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