Each journey is unique but they all start with an idea and a conversation. As a RIBA Chartered Practice, we follow the RIBA Plan of Work, with a focus on sustainable design principles. From concept to completion, this framework allows us to create buildings of the highest quality, working with partners to bring a project to life.
Everything we do is a collaboration with the client; together we can create a building that really performs.
Through conversations, sketching, and modelling, we develop an understanding of your requirements and design aspirations. We explore various possibilities for the direction of the project, finding a new approach for each design and collaborating with you to find the best way forward.
Through sketches, CAD drawings and 3D models, the idea starts to take form. We bring together materials, textures, light and space in hand with practical considerations such as accessibility and energy performance, to develop a project which is uniquely tailored to your needs.
We produce a set of drawings and documents with the information necessary to accompany a planning application. Design constraints such as listed building status, trees, daylight impact and more are formalised through liaison with external consultants. We collate and submit the application to the local authority, and monitor it throughout the process.
The technical details are what transform a concept into reality. All the elements of the build are collated, in hand with information from expert consultants. We consider materials and lighting, incorporate the structural design, and ensure the building will perform thermally. Once you’re happy with all the details, we can start the tender process to find the right contractor for the job.
With a contract in place, we collaborate with the client and contractor to ensure the building is taking shape in line with the detailed design. We find site visits extremely rewarding, seeing designs rise from the ground to become beautiful buildings.
As the project moves towards completion, we continue to oversee the contract and liaise with the contractor, answer design queries and ensure compliance. Time, budget, methods; we ensure all the moving parts sing to the right design sheet.
“I just wanted to share that one year on we love our home. Thank you for everything. The improvement to our lives as a result of the changes is immeasurable and not a day goes by where we don’t reap the benefits of your design improvements.”Simon & Hannah
“We shared a strong desire to deliver high quality, design-lead dwellings whilst maintaining a level of practicality and cost efficiency. The quality of the completed scheme is a testament to their commitment from beginning to end and far surpasses what I believed possible for the site.”Tim, Base Developments