All our staff have recognised architectural qualifications and senior members of staff are architects.
We offer good design advice from the initial meeting with a client (which is free of charge) through to completion of the building project. It takes at least 7 years of training to obtain our standard of accreditation with professional bodies such as Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
We offer advice on the feasibility of a project, including the probability of achieving planning permission. We have experience of applications for Listed Building consent. We offer advice on the interpretation of Permitted Development Rights and the local authorities own Local Development Plan (LDP) and when necessary make Planning Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate. We also advise on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
The majority of the practice’s work is located in South and West Wales. However, many clients wish to take advantage of our design skills so we undertake projects in a number of National Parks including England, as well as working in the Home Counties.
Party Wall Act
The original Party Wall Act applied to London as was introduced as part of the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939. Since the system was found to remove costly disputes between neighbours, it was substantially revised in 1996 and applied to both England and Wales. If you or your neighbour are having work carried out near a boundary it will apply. We can offer advice and act as the party wall surveyor to either party.
Feasibility Studies for both Land and Buildings for either Sellers or Purchasers
We can offer feasibility advice for purchasers, ranging from a simple site meeting with verbal report through to a full structural survey of the building.
With over 40 years’ experience in construction and architecture, we can provide professional reports on any aspect of either construction or architectural design. We are often used by Solicitors as well as building owners to provide expert advice. The majority of claims we deal with for clients is a result of not engaging with an architect at the start of the project. Using unqualified architectural designers or relying on ‘all in one solutions’ simply creates mediocre buildings that generally cost too much.