Architectural Services


Here at Clark Design Architecture we like to keep things simple and straightforward for our clients. Bearing this in mind we can confirm below a general overview of our architectural services.  These services tend to vary based on project type and scale. Generally the following apply for most of our housing projects such as extensions, alterations and new build one-off homes. The larger projects such as housing developments and other larger non-housing projects etc. tend to consist of other detailed services.

Free initial consultation

Initial meeting to discuss the project where we can explore the proposal in detail and advise on design considerations, compliance with current planning guidelines if applicable, required local authority permissions, anticipated time-scales, and project costs etc. 

The information provided will vary based on the type and scale of the project. This will then be followed up by our detailed quotation confirming our architectural services and fees, local authority permissions and fees (such as planning and building warrant applications) and other required consultant fees and their role if applicable.
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Site survey

Once our appointment has been confirmed we will then arrange to carry out the detailed measured survey allowing us to log all necessary site information which will assist us in the project design stage.

Existing drawings

Based on site information obtained at time of survey we will prepare full existing drawings of the building and site.

Proposed scheme drawings

A number of proposals will be prepared based on our clients' requirements and information obtained at our initial meeting and any subsequent meetings and discussions thereafter. 

This will ensure we explore the best options available within budget and give our clients plenty of design considerations before we arrive at a final proposal that fully meets their requirements and budget whilst allowing full compliance with planning and building standards and other applicable guidelines.
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Planning pre-consultation enquiry

We engage with the local planning authority immediately after our appointment to discuss your project and ensure the proposal in general terms will meet with their guidelines. 

Once we have the final design confirmed we will contact the local planning authority again and obtain their written comments back to ensure the proposal meets all applicable planning guidelines and that permission will be forthcoming. 

If permitted development is applicable to the proposal we will obtain written confirmation from planning of this and confirmation that planning permission is not required.

Local authority permission and approvals

We prepare the necessary drawings, application paperwork and submissions for the following applications. There are on occasions other permissions necessary which have not been listed but in general the following permissions tend to be the more common we deal with. Please note that not all of these permissions are always applicable and tend to vary from project to project:

  • All types of planning permission
  • Listed building consent
  • Conservation area consent
  • Building warrant approval
  • Amendment to building warrant
  • Building warrant completion certificate
  • Licensing applications
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Construction drawings and specifications

Full construction drawings and specifications are prepared for all our projects large and small for use by contractors and consultants in the tendering process and ultimately the construction process.

Project tendering

We can tender projects on behalf of our clients to ensure quality contractors are identified and asked to provide quotations for the works based on the contract documentation. We have a list of experienced contractors who consistently deliver high quality work within budget and time frame who we are happy to introduce to our clients.

Site inspections

Site visits and inspections are carried out in accordance with our clients' requirements.
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For further information on our architectural services, don't hesitate to contact our team today.
Call 01389 756 271
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