RIBA Outline Plan of Work
Feasibility (RIBA Stages A-B)
During our initial consultation we will meet with you on site to interpret what it is that you require. We will work closely with you to develop your brief into a feasible design. We will identify your needs and discuss any possible restrictions, assessing your options, thus allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether you wish to proceed. We will advise on the likely team of consultants you will need to complete the project.
Design (RIBA Stages C-E)
Through the design development we will prepare sketch proposals to meet the needs of your project. This will include elements of sustainability, space planning, interior design and hard landscaping. As your architect we will develop your project with you to give you maximum value within your budget. We can discuss and advise on the appropriate procurement route for your project.
We will advise of the need for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent. We will undertake the completion of the application process on your behalf. By opening early discussions with the Planning or Conservation Officers we can establish good relationships to ensure the design meets with everyone’s requirements.
Building Regulation approval will be required for all projects before construction work can commence, again we will undertake the completion of the application process on your behalf.
Production Information (RIBA Stages F – H )
At this stage we will prepare detailed plans and specifications, liaising with other professionals to provide a package of information that can be tendered. We have worked with a number of contractors and will obtain and appraise the right tender for the project.
Project management (RIBA Stages J – L)
We will work on behalf of the client with the contractor to ensure that the works are carried out to the correct standard. While the project is under construction we will regularly visit the site to inspect the work and discuss progress with the contractor. On completion we will provide a certificate of completion and carryout a final defects inspection usually after twelve months.