Peter Card Associates

Private Client Services

We provide a comprehensive range of architectural services on behalf of our Clients, these include; measured surveys, sketch design & feasibility, securing planning permission and building regulation approvals.

Free Initial Briefing Consultation
Generally, our initial visit will last approximately an hour and once we have listened to your briefing and discussed your proposals, we will then provide you with our fee proposal document for your consideration and acceptance.

Measured Surveys
Once we receive your written acceptance of our fee proposal document, we will contact you to determine a mutually agreeable time for us to come to your property to carry out a detailed measured survey. This information will enable us to prepare computer generated floor plans, elevations and sectional information as applicable and provides the information we require for our future design work.

With due attention to your initial briefing we will prepare sketch design information for your consideration. We will come and meet with you to discuss the design proposals and after making any instructed changes to suit your requirements, if considered necessary we will then follow up with pre-planning application discussions with members of your Local Authority Planning Department.

Planning Application
This requires the production of computer generated drawings and where necessary other supportive submission forms and information for the Planning Application submission on your behalf, which will usually be determined by your Local Authority Planning Department within an eight week time period.

At the successful completion of the Planning process, Clients will hold a Planning Approval that is valid for 3 years, which can add to the value of their property should the Client decide to sell in that time period. The drawings produced will enable the Client to obtain a guide to the future building cost from a proactive Contractor.

Building Regulations Drawings
With a Planning approval secured, the next stage of our work on your behalf is to brief a Consultant Structural Engineer and together we produce detailed information for a Full Plans Building Regulation Application to be made. For some projects, additional design information may be needed from a Specialist independent Thermal Consultant (or other discipline) in support of the Application to prove compliance with applicable Building Regulation legislation.

Following the successful completion of the Building Control submission process, the Client will be able to secure an accurate quotation from a selection of Contactors of their choice. The Client’s chosen Contactor should require no additional information to construct the proposed works.

On-site Support
Once on site, should your Builder encounter any previously unforeseen problems, or need to discuss any drawn details, we would always be pleased to assist where possible. Please note that such additional work may incur an additional PCa fee having to be raised.

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