EXPERT ADVICE

August 2, 2017

Design Service

1. Design Service (see also Project Stages) / Feasibility Studies / Assisting in establishing your brief Architects provide a full and comprehensive design service: from formulating a Brief of your requirements and producing an Initial Design, to Developed Design, Detail […]
August 2, 2017

Applying for Planning Permission

2. Applying for Planning Permission Advising if your project requires planning permission and producing the relevant information for making an application to the local authority. You may also engage an architect to provide services in connection with planning appeals. Your […]
August 2, 2017

Administrating the Building Contract & Project Management

3. Administrating the Building Contract & Project Management Dealing on your behalf with the building contractor and administrating the project to ensure that it is delivered in accordance with the design and planning permission.
August 2, 2017

Coordinating other Consultants

4. Coordinating other Consultants Your project may require the input of specialist consultants such as a Structural Engineer or Quantity Surveyor, and your architect will coordinate their involvement.
August 2, 2017

Building Surveys

5. Building Surveys Conducting a full measured survey of an existing building, prepare a report and advise on the condition. Specialist Skills and Services: In addition to the services described above, an architect may take on an additional, specialised role […]
August 2, 2017

Conservation Skills and Protected Structures

6. Conservation Skills and Protected Structures If the building you own is ‘historic’, a ‘Protected Structure’ or in an ‘Architectural Conservation Area’ you will need the advice of an architect with skills in conservation. The RIAI operates an RIAI Conservation […]
August 2, 2017

Building Energy Rating Audits

7. Building Energy Rating Audits An architect may be qualified to undertake a Building Energy Rating Audit and issue a BER cert.
August 2, 2017

Interior Design

8. Interior Design You may engage your architect to provide a full interior design service, advising on loose furniture, artworks and finishes.  An architect may design bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting.
August 2, 2017

Urban Design

Architects are at the forefront of the design of urban spaces in existing and proposed sections of our towns and cities.
August 2, 2017

Sustainable Design

Your architect can advise you how to optimising orientation, micro-climate, building fabric, life-cycle costing, energy and water consumption and ensure compliance with Building Regulations. Additionally, if you require options for future proofing your building against future costs, or creating a […]