All aspects of architecture, from inception through to completion, tailored to suit individual requirements.
Inception & Design Consultation
A7 Design Limited offers an initial free of charge design consultation service to provide guidance on the potential of your property. Whether that requires extending the existing footprint, reworking existing spaces or a new build to achieve your requirements in the most practical and cost effective manner possible.
The majority of the inquiries received require formal Planning & Building Control applications to be made to the local authorities to achieve statutory approvals. If deemed beneficial a 'Pre-Application' Inquiry or meetings with the Development & Planning Authority to more clearly establish the feasibility of a project may be undertaken prior to producing the required information for a full formal Planning Application. In some cases where the works are relatively minor in nature, the exemption ordinances may apply.
Under taken with precision to produce detailed and informative ‘as built’ drawings of the existing structures and landscape - referred to as ‘Survey Drawings’.
Free hand sketches, technical drawings and photo visuals utilised to evaluate and refine various design options.
Providing an accurate and realistic representation of the proposed project or development which assists clients, contractors and often the Planning Application process.
Production of Planning Application Drawings and associated correspondence required by the local authorities for a formal submission to achieve Planning Permission. In most instances Planning Permission will expire after a 3 year period if works are not commenced within that period.
Building Control Applications
Production of Detailed working drawings to achieve Building Licence Approval. Again in most instances Building Licence Approval will expire after a 3 year period.
Electrical, Plumbing and Heating Design
Although not required on all projects, we also offer this service on request. Larger projects will normally require this information to be produced prior to the tendering process.
Utilising our technical drawings and accompanying documents, tender packages are be produced for issue to contractors to obtain a fixed cost for your project.
Whilst we offer this service to any client it is primarily larger projects that require a building contract to be professionally administered. Our role being to act as a intermediary or 'middle man' between the contractor/s and the employer, to oversee and monitor site works, process payment requests and generally monitor/ evaluate the budget and quality on a monthly basis.