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THE COST OF MAKING CHANGES TO A LIVE PROJECT

  It’s important to bear in mind that unexpected things may occur during a build. It’s vital that you have contingency for these: an amount of money set aside to cover the associated costs. Client-initiated changes during a build, on the...

5 Design Considerations When Buying a House

  You’ve decided you want to enter into the property market. So, how do you find your ideal home? We understand that this is a major decision, and one that is mainly driven by the money factor BUT there are also...

TENDER STAGE: THE FINAL STAGE BEFORE YOU BUILD

Much like finding the right Architect, it’s important to find a Builder that best-suits your project and personality   Q: WHAT IS THE TENDER STAGE? A: One of the last Architectural stages before a build commences. The Tender stage involves collating/issuing architectural construction documentation and other...

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION. WHAT IS IT?

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION.  WHAT IS IT?   The Construction Documentation stage: an exciting step, it’s the last stage of documentation and means things are one step closer to being on site. Q:WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION STAGE?  A: Construction Documentation involves detailed drafting and specification of the...

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT IS IT?

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT IS IT? Design Development. It’s not just about alliteration. Q: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?   A: Developing your preferred sketch design in further detail. Further detail during the Design Development stage includes: Refining the floorplan/layout and ensuring all RESCODE requirements are adhered...

What Does An Architect Do?

It’s been a while since our last blog post. We’re starting again, bringing it back to basics, Q&A style. Let’s start with a not-so-simple one: Q: WHAT DOES AN ARCHITECT DO? A: Designs, Drafts (draws), Co-ordinates/Manages 1. An Architect DESIGNS the exterior and...