PEEK Architecture + Design
— STAGE 1
Up to scheme level drawings, planning permission and freeholder permissions
Initial Meeting and Defining the Brief:
Meet with prospective clients to discuss requirements and a general brief without charge after which a fee proposal is provided for their review. Once appointed we clarify the brief in more detail, listening to the clients’ requirements and expectations, and providing sketches and images.
A measured survey will be carried out on the existing property. A full set of existing drawings will then be drawn up on the computer in CAD. These are required for planning and for the build.
Scheme Level Proposal Drawings:
A full set of proposal drawings, will be produced prior to a meeting and review by the client. Then a final set of proposal drawings will be compiled. These will be used for planning, listed building, by engineers and for party wall surveyors.
Meetings with the client:
Hold meetings at our office or at the client’s property when required. Discuss the proposals and sketch out alternatives and options to produce the optimum scheme.
Submit any planning applications required, whether permitted development, full planning, conservation area consent or listed building consent. We have knowledge and experience of local area policies and UDP’s. We will liaise and negotiate with the planning officers as required.
Submit information and liaise with freeholders / other residents if and when required to obtain a license to alter.
— STAGE 2
Up to obtaining costs and choosing a contractor
Liaise and obtain quotes from engineers for them to produce the structural scheme if and when required.
Party Wall Awards:
Coordinate any party wall awards required, liaising between surveyors and obtaining and negotiating quotes for our clients.
Produce a full set of tender drawings, depicting all structural information, construction, finishes, electrics, heating, joinery, bathrooms, kitchens, building reg. notes etc. These will be used for pricing and then subsequently to run the project from.
Schedule of works:
Produce a detailed schedule of works itemising the project from initial strip out and demolitions to final decorations. This will be used for pricing and then subsequently to run the project from.
Meetings with the client:
Discuss the tender pack to make sure everything included and explain choices to the client.
Specifying for Tender and Interiors:
Specify lighting layouts, heating systems, under floor heating and other services, as well as finishes and joinery. We will obtain samples for client approval and visit kitchen and bathroom showrooms with clients and provide guidance and feedback.
Sending out Tender Packs and Negotiating Prices:
Compile tender packs and send out to contractors for a negotiated or competitive tender process. We have a wide range of recommended builders, of which their work can be seen in our project examples.
— STAGE 3
Contract with Builders and the Project on Site
Contract with chosen Contractor:
We will administer a contract between the client and contractor, and make sure everything is defined clearly with the costs and timescale.
We will liaise with building control and send in drawings and information as required.
Detail and Joinery Design:
We will produce detailed drawings with joinery and fit out works as and when required. For items such as bespoke wardrobes etc. we will produce an outline sketch for discussion with the client then develop this into a drawing a joiner or contractor can build from.
The Project on Site:
We will visit the building site on a regular basis, liaising with the contractor and making sure all works are carried out to the design and to standard. We will solve on site issues and liaise with the client on progress. We will specify items and construction details when required, and sign off payments.
We will provide snagging lists and practical completion certificates.
— STAGE 4
We also provide a service to put together furnishing packages for any budget, set out the chosen pieces as well as specifying curtains/blinds, carpets, light fittings etc.