Jones Wood Architects are experienced, qualified architects and can help you realise the potential of your property.
- Re-planning an existing home can make more efficient use of the area to achieve a greater feeling of space within the same volume.
- Renovating your businesses premises can provide a higher profile for your company.
- Renovating your home can save you fuel bills and extend the life of your property.
- Extending your property can provide the extra living space and be much more cost effective than moving premises. New extensions can be built to a high standard to compliment and improve the original property.
- Conversion makes full use of underused spaces such as lofts and cellars.
- New build: building your own home is many peoples' ultimate dream. We have the experience to help your look for your ideal site.
- Speculative development: We can efficiently determine the maximum potential of a site for both residential and commercial use.
Projects to extend or adapt your home are very exciting but will also entail financial commitment and disruption before you see the benefit. The appointment of an architect to design and supervise the works ensures that the space is used to its maximum as well bringing peace of mind that the process is run professionally. As a result, an architect-designed space often adds financial value to a property.
The RIBA defines the process of design and construction through a number of work stages. We offer this full architectural service. In brief this consists of: An initial appointment to meet a client show our portfolio and talk about the project in general terms. This normally takes an hour and is done at no cost.
- Workstage A: Appraisal. The practicalities of the client's aspirations are explored. Possible constraints to any development are identified.
- Workstage B: Strategic Brief, including survey of existing buildings. An outline measured survey to obtain sufficient information to produce a plan, section and elevation as necessary of the existing house. All drawings are produced on CAD. At this stage we set out the project's basic requirements or comment on the clients given brief.>
- Workstage C: Outline proposals. We look at design options to best explore the given brief. CAD drawings allow a number of options to be explored easily and efficiently. If required we can advise you of the selection of a suitable structural engineer and or mechanical engineer as necessary and instruct him on your behalf.
- Workstage D: Detailed proposals. Application of planning permission if required, we fill in all the forms and provide all the required sets of drawings.
- Workstage E: Final Proposals. We also prepare a cost budget for the job. (If required we can help find you a quantity surveyor for detailed costing advice.) We ensure all structural and mechanical engineering requirements are fully coordinated within the design proposals.
- Workstage F: Production Information. Building regulation application: We fill in all the forms and provide all the required sets of drawings.
- Workstage G: Tender Documentation. We prepare a detailed scope of works and a specification to allow prices to be obtained. On the larger job we would prepare a specification of works for a bill of quantities to be done by a Quantity Surveyor directly employed by the client.
- Workstage H: Tender Action. We find suitable builders to give a tender for the job. On a larger job the client may have a list of approved contractors.
- Workstage J: Mobilisation. We analyse the tenders and help you choose the builder. On the larger job a Quantity Surveyor may do this.
- Workstage K: Construction to Practical Completion. Construction drawings: We provide the builder with information to build the project. We supervise the works on site, ensuring that they are built to the required standard, to the tendered specification and plans. We certify all money paid to the builder. This includes for visits to site in connection with administering the contract.
- Workstage L: After Practical Completion. We make a final inspection, a list of snagging items to be completed by the builder and settle the final account.