Richard Andrews Architects undertakes a range of commissions varying in scale and complexity. We can take on ‘Full Service’ appointments which run from conception to completion. We are also happy to assist clients in any isolated project stages.
Examples of services include:
- RIBA Full Service
- New Builds
- 3D Visualisations
- Code For
Sustainable Homes Assistance
- Pre Planning
- Party Wall
We comply fully with the guidelines set out in the RIBA(Royal Institute of Architects) Plan of Work (PDF), which sets out
all work stages of an architect’s work.
We can undertake all aspects of extension work, from design to planning advice and Building Regulations approval.
Richard Andrews Architects has lots of experience working on residential and commercial new build projects.
3D imagery can be used for a variety of purposes, from forming part of a planning application to bringing a project to life for a wider audience. For example an estates department might need to show the local community what a new residential scheme will look like, or a retailer might want to showcase a planned shopping arcade to their customers.
The Code for Sustainable Homes requires all new homes to carry a ‘Code Assessment’ between 0-6 indicating the level of sustainability in the construction of the property.
Richard Andrews Architects can provide you with advice and assistance regarding the sustainability of your building project.
Most local authorities offer a Pre Planning Service, allowing you to seek feedback from your local planning department about intended
planning applications. For example, you might want to find out whether your proposal is feasible or whether you need to seek planning
Richard Andrews Architects can advise you on the most cost effective way of making a Pre Planning enquiry and supply you with any details or drawings you may need.
If your project involves a new build or a modification to an existing building, then you will need to apply for Building Regulations in order to obtain Building Control approval. This means submitting a set of drawings to the local authority and having on-site inspections by the Building Control Officer during the build.
Richard Andrews Architects can help you with all stages of applying for Building Regulations.
If your development is within a conservation area then your planning application will need to be assessed by Conservation Officers as well as going through the usual local authority procedures. You will also need to supply a Design & Access statement explaining the designer’s intended design ethos.
Richard Andrews Architects has worked on many projects within conservation areas and can get involved in early discussions with the
Conservation Officer as well as managing a successful application on your behalf.
If your building works are going to affect a neighbouring wall then you will need to adhere to the Party Wall Act of 1996.
This involves serving a Party Wall notice to your neighbour before you begin building works so that they know what you’re proposing. Your
neighbours need to agree to the work and you must keep a record of what has been agreed.
Richard Andrews Architects can assist you in serving a Party Wall notice to your neighbours.
If you’re building a property or planning an extension, you will almost certainly need to apply for Planning Permission from your Local Authority’s planning department.
At Richard Andrews Architects, we have years of experience submitting successful planning applications to local authorities all around the
UK. We can help you with the documents for the planners, including existing and proposed site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections,
the Design & Access statement as well as completing the application forms for you.
We also provide services for Contract Administration, Listed Building Works, Tender Submission, Sketch Schemes, Master
Planning and Interior Design. Contact us forfurther details.