The important thing in choosing an
architect is finding one who can listen to the client's original idea,
and be prepared to take trouble to understand their particular
requirements and preferences. Your architect
should be able to advise on
the legalities, such as planning issues, and cope with the
technicalities, such as Building Regulations. Most important is to
identify opportunities offered by the site, overcome restrictions imposed
by regulations or site conditions, and be able to develop and build that
be the resolution of frustrations, and the development of dreams into
Once the design is agreed and planning
permission is obtained, comprehensive working drawings need to be
developed to ensure inclusive and competitive tendering for the project
by carefully selected builders. Regular site visits are required to
ensure quality control and the monitoring of monthly costs. On hand-over,
Certificates of Opinion on Compliance with Planning Permission and
Building Regulations are necessary. All projects need to be followed up
to ensure the correction of any defects arising after completion.
I have been in practice
since 1980, working on both residential and commercial projects, large
and small. Discussing new schemes is always exciting, and a broad range
of work sharpens the eye for opportunities and solutions. My intention is
to maintain a small practice, with personal responsibility for every job,
to be soundly constructed, and delightful to occupy.
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All enquiries are welcome, such as:
New Build and Conversion projects.
Expert Witness Representations.
Building Condition reports.
Certificates of Architects Opinion on Compliance.
One hour consultations on practicality, costs, opportunities and risk avoidance. €50.00 + VAT