Why Choose JHD Architects?

 

  • Established architectural practice 

  • Innovative and inspirational design solutions 

  • Expert advice on planning

  • Planning applications and listed building consents

  • Building regulation submissions

  • Involved at all stages of the project

  • 3D virtual building technology

  • Contractor selection and tendering

  • Friendly, local architectural design and build services

 

In order to get an initial indication as to whether your ideas will work, we offer our free video assessment

 

Are you looking for ‘Design Magic’ from your friendly local architects?

 

Call us today on 01892 231172

Assessing The Feasibility Of Your Building Project

 

Inspirational design services from jhd Architects will translate your vision and even challenge and excite your imagination. By listening carefully to your requirements, and your budget, we’ll give you clear, sound and pragmatic advice to let you know how feasible your building project is. 

Bring Your Plans To Life With Virtual Reality


To bridge the gap between the design studio and building project, we use the BIMX innovative and interactive communication tool so that you not only have 2D documents but 3D models as well. You really can literally walk around your project, bringing it to life to get a true sense of the proportions of your new design.

Obtaining Planning Permission 

 

Preserving beauty both in town and country is key for us and our planning applications reflect this. Using our expert knowledge of government and local policies, the designs for your new house, listed building, home extension, care home or development project are created to overcome planning constraints and regulations. The right combination of accurate and engaging presentation coupled with an emphasis on sustainability and low visual impact adds to our approval success rate.

Architectural Design Services from jhd Architects

 

  • Free Online Video Assessment - How Feasible Is My Project?

  • Concept design

  • Feasibility studies

  • Listed building appraisals

  • Detailed design

  • Planning applications 

  • Construction drawings and specifications

  • Building regulation applications

  • Project management

How We Work

 

Our work follows a tried and tested sequence that starts with high level strategic design work and adds more and more  detail as the project progresses.


Stage 1 - Brief

 

 

  • What are your needs and aspirations?

  • How much does it make sense to spend?

  • What are your time constraints?

  • What limits might planning policy impose?


Stage 2 - Sketch Design


We use your brief to explore possible design approaches. We consider where on the site to build, the best architectural style and the landscape design. We also review the planning policy requirements that need to be met. This stage is like a master plan that can include longer term ideas that you may not yet be ready to implement, but that could have an impact on shorter term design decisions


What We Do

 

  • Sketch out the various design options that respond to your brief 

  • Work out a budget for each option 

  • Make a planning pre-application if we agree that is needed


Stage 3 - Detailed Design


Having agreed the design approach and budget with you in stage 2, we now design in more detail

 

What We Do

 

  • Create a 3D design model

  • Suggest a palette of external materials

  • Discuss energy options for heating and lighting 

  • Update the budget Obtain your approval to the design at this stage

  • Prepare detailed planning drawings

  • Prepare a detailed statement to support the planning application 

  • Make the planning application


Stage 4 - Construction Documentation


Having obtained planning consent, we now prepare the construction documentation needed to tell the builder what you require in detail


What We Do

 

  • Update the 3D model to detail the construction, finishes and fittings including lighting and landscape design

  • Create a fully coordinated set of construction drawings and specification  that describes the work accurately 

  • Clear any pre commencement planning conditions

  • Obtain building regulation full plans approval

  • Obtain competitive quotes from builders

  • Coordinate our work with the structural engineers design


Stage 5 - Construction


Having found the right builder and agreed the cost of the work, we agree a contract for the building work on your behalf and then visit the site regularly to make sure the work is done correctly. We also manage payments to the builder and any extra costs

 

What We Do

 

  • Prepare the building contract

  • Deal with all day to day contractors queries

  • Hold monthly progress meetings to monitor progress and quality

  • Carry out additional site visits as necessary to deal with site queries

  • Prepare a monthly cost report showing you any changes to the budget, the cost of any variations required and how much to pay the contractor

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