Just imagine how much easier your life would be as a property entrepreneur if you knew whether your project was feasible, viable and commercially sound. Rather than fret over whether your project is possible, you could be confident that you’re making the most of your investment with proven steps.
An initial assessment of the planning considerations for your development will allow us to assess the likelihood of securing planning permission for your project. We will then investigate opportunities and constraints, evaluate development potential and calculate your ROI to help you make an informed decision about your project. Along with a comprehensive feasibility study, we will also explore outline design options tailored to meet your specific needs and site constraints.
We love reading about how other architects’ and planning consultants’ planning applications get turned down. But we do it for one important reason: We’re paranoid about our clients’ applications getting refused. We learn from the mistakes of others so that we can avoid them for you. As the saying goes: “An intelligent man learns from his own mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
Thanks to our tremendous breadth of experience in UK planning law; excellent working relationships with the councils; and professional care and attention in the preparation of planning drawings, 3D visuals, and design and access statements; we have quickly made a name for ourselves as London’s most successful planning architects. As an architecture practice with unmatched success rates, we utilise a proven planning permission preparation system that incorporates safeguards for many of the pitfalls and failings of typical planning application submissions. Over the years, we have seen amazing results in the projects of countless property entrepreneurs.
The average homeowners spend more than £36,000 on unnecessary building related costs, but a large percentage of these costs can be mitigated by working with the right structural engineer. We can lessen your overall spending by helping you design simple, feasible and cost-effective structural solutions, using highly accurate building regulations drawings, structural calculations and specifications for your Building Regulations (or Building Control) application.
We also strive for unity between architectural design and structural design because we believe that this is crucial for beautifully crafted living and working environments. We endeavour, every time, to create structural solutions that blend seamlessly with the character of the building. By doing this, we maximise the potential of exciting spaces.
Unlike most architecture companies, we will collaborate with you during the development of your detailed design and tender. We use hi-tech BIM programs so that we can create 2D & 3D models with you. This makes the design process intuitive and allows us to almost prototype your project before it is being built. This also makes the design and the construction way simpler, eliminates some of the mistakes that used to happen with old school pen and paper drawings, and removes the barriers to collaboration between clients, architects and builders.
In the detailed design and tender stage, we will put all of the pieces together – from your full set of construction drawings and your full specifications detailing all materials, finishes, fixtures and fittings through to your kitchen design and your bathroom design – to empower you to design your building. Work with Urbanist Architecture, if you want to go from frustrated, confused and uncertain to satisfied, confident and clear. We are convinced that we will provide you the unique solutions you are looking for to achieve your goals on your project.
Whatever bad experiences you have had with your previous builders, it is truly possible to choose the best builder for your project, have a written legally enforceable building contract and make your next project the best one ever, even in the areas of cost, time and quality. We will do this by preparing the administrative and technical specifications of your project, identifying the suitable builders and inviting them to tender on your behalf.
We will contact their previous customers, interview their representatives and review their insurances and procedures to assess their technical competence. We will then make a professional judgement regarding the prospective builders, negotiate to significantly reduce the price of the works and advise you on administrating a building contract between you and the qualified builder, which will clearly spell out what is wanted and what happens if it is not achieved.
How would you feel if your architect were to carry out periodic site visits and continuously monitor and evaluate your construction as it progresses to ensure that the building works meet your needs and aspirations? Think how reassuring it would be to know that your architect is ensuring effective management and coordination of health and safety, solving building work challenges and approving milestone payments for you.
Construction work can feel chaotic and uncertain, but we are here to change it and deliver you a remarkable project you desire and deserve. Based on decades of practical experience we have had with the builders, the proven steps we have implemented and the hands-on construction inspection approach we have developed, we will help you avoid any possible issues that may arise onsite. By doing this, you can enjoy a stress-free construction, complete your project on time and eliminate budget blowouts.
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