What Is The Architectural Design Process?

The architectural design process will vary depending on the extent of the construction works involved. We at Contour Architectural Services will make the process as simple as possible for you.

Below are a couple of examples of the typical architectural design process for homes.

DESIGN PROCESS FOR A NEW DREAM HOME

The design process is as follows:

·   A member of our team will call to your building site to determine your design requirements

·   If you wish to proceed a detailed measured survey of the site is carried out including levels

·   We then consult with you to decide on the layout of your new dream home

·   Initial sketch proposals are prepared and a final decision is made on the proposals

·   Final design drawings are prepared and presented for your approval

·   Apply for planning permission and await the outcome

·   When planning is approval the process moves on to the preparation of full working drawings

·   Working drawings including a SAP report, structural calculations etc is prepared and submitted to Building Control

·   Modifications to drawings as necessary for planning approval process or building control approval and resubmitted

·   Await approvals from the statutory bodies

ONCE PLANNING AND BUILDING APPROVALS ARE THROUGH YOU ARE READY TO PROCEED TO THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

DESIGN PROCESS FOR EXTENDING AN EXISTING HOUSE

The design process is as follows:

·   A member of our team will call to you home to determine your design requirements

·   If you wish to proceed a detailed measured survey is carried out of the existing house layout

·   We then consult with you to decide on the best options for extending, altering or upgrading

·   Initial sketch proposals are prepared and a final decision is made on the proposals

·   Final archiects drawings are prepared and presented for your approval

·   If planning is required an application is prepared and submitted to await the outcome

·   If planning permission is forthcoming, then a Building Control application could be prepared at this stage

·   This means that both applications could run concurrently

·   If planning permission is not guarantee then the preparation of Building Control drawings should be delayed

·   This is important in the event that the Planners requested major changes or refuse the application

·   Preparation of working drawings in this case prior to planning approval may be wasted

·   Modifications to drawings as necessary for planning approval process or building control approval and resubmitted

·   Await approvals from the statutory bodies

ONCE PLANNING AND BUILDING APPROVALS ARE THROUGH YOU ARE READY TO PROCEED TO THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

For a FREE consultation please call 02890 692 444 if you require any advice on the construction phase