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Planning Why use an architect?

We at
Complex Build(UK)Ltd are pleased to offer planning services using our partner architects . If you intend to build, extend or alter and care about quality and value for money, then it makes sense to consult a professional who shares your concerns.

Our architects will understand your hopes and anxieties, and will help you translate your vision into reality to any building or development project..

Whether you are looking for tradition or innovation, boldness or understatement, Our architects can lift your project out of the ordinary. Anyone can alter a building. It takes an expert to do it with flair, imagination and style.

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Where an historic or old building is concerned, special expertise is required to ensure that the work benefits its character, fabric and value.

Our architects can find the extra light and space you didn't know you had, suggest materials you hadn't thought of..

Our architects are professionals who know the industry and its organisation, working methods and standards. They can advise and guide you through the web of rules, regulations and obligations connected with planning and building and monitor construction through to completion. .

Our architects' training and experience means that they can interpret and respond to any realistic brief they are given. The initial meeting is the time to explain and explore your intentions and ideas. Your architect will then develop and confirm a brief which covers matters such as form, appearance, function of the building, costs, budget and timing. Only after you have seen and approved initial sketches will the ideas be translated into detailed designs.

At an early stage your architect can help you define a range of costs or options for your project. Your architect can also help you find and brief other consultants who may be needed - a structural engineer or a quantity surveyor, for example. A vital part of the service is to advise on statutory controls and procedures which might apply to your project.

As a client or building owner, you are obliged to comply with legislation concerning town and country planning, Building Regulations, health and safety in design and construction and, where relevant, party walls. These are all matters on which your architect can help and advise. The architect will also deal with the various authorities on your behalf, which can often be time- consuming and stressful.

With planning approval in place, Our architect will prepare working drawings and technical specifications against which the builders of your choice can tender. When you have discussed the tenders and chosen a builder, Our architect will recommend a form of building contract appropriate for your project.

Our architects can monitor the builder's work against the contract, particularly in terms of meeting the standards required, finishing by the completion date and not exceeding the contract price without authority.

You can select all or part of an architect's service. If you want only an hour's general advice, that is all you will pay for. If you need just the detailed drawings, or want the scheme to be guided to the planning permission stage and no further, that is fine too. You can select the precise services you need from standard appointment documents.

As part of the full professional service Our architect will explore the most efficient use of space, specify the most appropriate materials and finishes, be sensitive to environmental or other factors important to you, seek operational economy and consider such matters as a building's life cycle costs and potential for changes of use. The initial outlay for a building project often seems formidable but good design and planning can bring considerable benefits and added value in the long term.

Working out the bill

Depending on the size and complexity of the project, our architectural fees for the full service should come to between 5% and 15% of the total building cost. A simple building which requires less attention to detail will usually attract a smaller percentage than a residential building. An existing or historic building requiring greater time and expertise may attract higher fees. For an immediate quotation or advice please call our offices or simply fill in the online request.

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