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We love a challenge here in Southend-on-Sea!

Every site and every home is unique, so we never take a one size fits all approach to architecture. We’re always excited to engage with new ideas that clients bring to the table and we respond to challenges with bespoke design solutions.

01 / Brief

When you get in touch with us we will discuss your current property or site, your aspirations for the project, and your outline budget for the works. We will aim to engage with you in such a way as to open-up new ideas and inspirations that will help to inform the brief. These will be based specifically on your site and the opportunities it may afford based on our experience. Once we have had these initial discussions we’ll formulate the brief that will also include a further breakdown of the process, our level of involvement and our fees. We will also give you an initial idea of any potential external consultants that may need to be brought on board, such as Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Landscape Architect and so on.

02 / Concept design & Planning

Once appointed we will set about investigating the site in more depth. This includes a more detailed site visit to assess the current condition and its immediate surroundings, along with conducting a measured survey of the existing building or site if required. We will then get stuck into creating a number of sketch designs from which we will select the best options to present to you. We will produce: plans, elevations, sections and 3D models that best explain to you how your new building, extension or remodeling could work, along with material examples and precedent images. When you are happy with the design we will work with any appointed external consultants, if required, to submit your proposal to the local planning authority.

03 / Detailed Design

Once a successful planning application has been achieved, we can then begin to realise your scheme in more detail. This requires us to produce more detailed plans, sections and elevations that demonstrate that the design is Building Regulations compliant and brings together all of the recommended external consultant information. It’s also at this stage that we will begin engaging with manufacturers and suppliers, who will provide additional information on materials and products etc. Depending on the level of our appointment, we can specify as much or as little of your project as desired - from the basics right down to the finest of details.

04 / Construction

We are able to guide your project through the tender process to the appointment of a suitable contractor, and ultimately to the point that you are ready to occupy the new space. We will help to explain all of the stages and requirements of the construction process, and if desired, we are happy to liaise with the contractor and suppliers to ensure that the quality of the concept design is achieved in the final building.

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