Services

Our Services

SERVICES

We offer a whole range of architectural services from inception to completion of any construction project. As the sole consultant we strive to deliver the best solution for your brief and budget.

Our design expertise is backed with an in depth knowledge of the Planning and Building Standards systems.  This delivers tailored made, technically robust and environmentally aware architectural solutions for your projects. We can guide on the procurement process and assist you in appointing suitable building contractors, ensuring quality of work within your budget and obtaining the necessary completion certification from the Local Authority.

In addition to the above, we can also offer high-quality 3D visualizations to assist in your understanding of your dream design along with Design statements justifying potential developments in terms of planning policies.

FEES

Fees can be calculated in a number of different ways depending on the type and complexity of the project. To establish the appropriate fee type and level we would recommend that we meet with you for an initial consultation where we can assess the building or site and your design requirements. From this meeting we would produce a fee reflecting the scope of work being commissioned. The most common fee types used by the practice are listed opposite.

Fixed Lump sum: a fixed fee based on an assessment of a well-defined project usually quoted for domestic work. This would be broken down in a clear and structured manner and invoiced at key milestones through the design and procurement process.

Percentage: a fee based on an agreed percentage of the build cost figure, estimated at the start and fixed by the final account at the end of the project. This type of fee is used when the scope of the project is more difficult to define at the outset.

Hourly rates: a suitable fee if the scope of work or level of our involvement is undetermined at the outset. Hourly rates are also used to quantify additional works requested during our appointment.

Fees are generally invoiced on completion of each agreed work stage through the course of the project.

We will beat any quote by 20%

APPOINTMENT

Appointments for architectural services on commercial projects are based on the widely used Scottish Conditions of Appointment of an Architect SCA/2018. Architectural services for private, domestic clients are based on the Small Project Version of the standard appointment document: ASP/2018. Fees are generally agreed in a letter format with reference to the appropriate appointment document.

We also offer Principal Designer services which are required to cover the Health and Safety co-ordination of larger projects. This would generally be covered by a separate appointment and can be discussed with you in more detail should you require this service.