We will visit your property to meet you, walk around and discuss your ideas, hopes and aspirations.
Discuss and agree with you a budget construction cost. It is important that you advise us of your budget at this stage, so that we may design/advise with this in mind.
We shall then write to you with our fees and a description of the building and design services required.
Following receipt of our services proposal letter and your instruction for us to proceed, we shall then send you, now or after pre-application, a Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) standard appointment document, which will include the same services proposal letter combined with the RIBA standard appointment contract, which protects both the Architect and the Client in their partnership throughout the project. It is compulsory for professional Architects to have this appointment document signed by the Client, and is a part of their professional duty of care.
As part of the appointment, the Client has some Health and Safety duties, known as Construction Design Management 2015 (CDM 2015) duties, and is required to supply the Architect with pre-construction information.