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Architectural Services London

While providing architectural services in London, Her at Proficiency, we want your new home to be everything you want it to be. Whether palatial, modest, an environmentally-friendly masterpiece or just more space for a growing family. That all starts with complete architectural design services.

For over two decades, Proficiency has been working with homeowners and their property professionals to produce architectural services such as the designs, elevations, detailed drawings, structural calculations, and 3D renders required to take a project from your imagination to its completion.

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How our architect services work

From initial concept drawings that sketch out an artist’s impression of what your home will look like post-build to three-dimensional modelling which adds precision and clarity to the design alongside a 3D virtual walkthrough. You’ll be able to view your project designs from any and all angles.

Then scaled floor plans and elevations for use in planning applications, building regulation plans to highlight health and safety and ecological measures of the build, structural drawings for the construction team and detailed finishes and fittings drawings will give you a vivid insight into the way your home will look inside and out.

The Process

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Planning Application

One of the most important parts of our architectural design services is submitting and getting granted planning permission for your project. Our architectural services are London based so our architects have very good knowledge with London councils planning restrictions and rules, this helps make sure the application is granted first time with no hassle, whilst maximising the potential of your property.

This is an 8 week process regardless if you go through full planning and/ or permitted development. During the process our architect will deal with all queries and request from the council regarding your application.

THE IMPORTANT STEPS

2D Planning

Planning Drawings

These are floor plans which are drawn to scale and show the room layout from a bird’s eye view i.e as if looking down from above. One of the big advantages of this technique is to highlight room flow i.e how people will move through space. A floor plan is a diagram which allows the architect and client to agree on a starting point.

2D drawings can also be specific rather than general and show a slice of a building e.g the side elevation or roof plan, for instance. All this is standard for our architectural services London.

Building regulation drawings

Building Reg Drawings

Approval is necessary for certain types of build projects in order to ensure the design and construction falls within certain guidelines. These Building Regulations (or ‘Standards’) cover health and safety aspects for workmen on site, as well as access (ie for disabled individuals) and eco measures (energy consumptions and insulation should have certain environmentally-friendly aspects and particular ‘eco’ build materials are favoured over others).

Building Regulations are different from Planning Permission, but both are obtained via the local authority. Building Regulations look at how the building is to be constructed and what materials are to be used, this architectural drawing service is important for the build stage as it lets the builders know what materials are to be used.

Structural drawings

STRUCTURAL

We work with leading Structural engineers who use our architectural drawing services 2D plans to calculate and produce structural drawings. This information is for items such as steel beams, foundations, structural slabs and any structural walls.

These can be considered as the most important set of architectural drawings as they determine how your property will be supported and remain safe for years to come. We use LABC qualified engineers along with appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurances.

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Do you need architectural services done by a trusted company?

Contact us today to find out how our architectural designers can help you to transform your home. We’re here to answer any questions about your project. Proficiency can help you with architect service in the South or North London, advice about listed building, planning approval and party wall surveyor. Book a time convenient to you for one of our team members to come round for consultation.

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Tender
Documents

Tender documents are vital to the successful completion of any building project. Our tender documents are put together to be sent out to contractors so they can make offers for the supply of their services. The tender documents include architectural drawings, structural engineer’s drawings and calculations, the scope of work documents and the grated planning permission. The scope of work or tender price documents are broken down with all the specifications of the work required so the contractor quotes the project.

Project Management

To ensure the smooth running of your project from the start to the end, you will have your own dedicated project management. Our project managers are your liaison with your project, keeping informed of the progress and supervising schedules. They will coordinate the different works and trades while ensuring that the project is completed on time. Our designers work alongside our project managers to ensure that what we design is delivered exactly the way you imagined.

Permitted Development

Our architect services not only include the design of your project, but also dealing with your local authorities so your designs are approved and planning permission is granted. Our architectural team will also advise you on your permitted development rights. These rights meant you can carry out certain types of work without needing to apply for planning permission This is where Proficiency comes in. With our decade-long experience in situations like these, Proficiency can get it done faster to kick off your project.