Services

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Architectural Technology Services

Each scheme is unique and is designed to my individual Client’s needs. This provides a bespoke solution which reflects the practical needs of the Client while providing an aesthetically pleasing result. I always try to incorporate some wow factor somewhere in the design.

 

The services provided include:

  • Initial consultation with Client to sketch out the brief

  • Site survey of existing land and buildings

  • Preliminary 2D Concept Designs

  • Working drawings for Planning and Building Warrant Applications

  • Insulations 'U' value calculations and certificates

  • Pre-Application Enquiries

  • Outline Planning Permission Applications

  • Full Planning Permission Applications

  • Building Warrant Applications

  • Advice and guidance on post Application procedures for Planning and Building Warrant

Other Services
Civil Engineering Services

Most schemes require some form of Civil Engineering input to ensure they meet Building Standards and other third party requirements.

 

My services therefore also include:

  • Design calculations for small structural elements

  • Liaison with Structural Engineers for more complex structures

  • Land surveying

  • Surface and wastewater asset surveys

  • Design of surface water and wastewater collection systems

  • Design of surface water attenuation and treatment systems (SUDs)

  • Design of small wastewater treatment systems such as septic tanks and reed beds

  • Soak-a-way design for surface water and waste water effluent

  • Liaison with SEPA 

  • Liaison with Scottish Water for water and wastewater connections and adoption of assets

Health & Safety

Some schemes such as new houses require additional calculations, certificates and testing to meet the requirements of Building Standards. To this end I provide liaison with third parties to undertake the following services:

 

Standard Assessment Procedure calculations (SAP)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Air Infiltration testing

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) makes a distinction between domestic Clients and commercial Clients, who commission construction work as part of their business. They both however have to comply with the Client duties as described in the regulations.

A domestic Client is any individual who has construction work carried out on their home, or the home of a family member, that is not done as part of any business. While CDM 2015 places client duties on commercial Clients in full, such duties for domestic Clients are normally passed on.

I have been involved with schemes under CDM since its inception in 1994 and I am therefore able to provide advice to Clients with regards to their legal duties as commercial Clients or the passing on of duties to others as domestic Clients.

Having a wealth of Health and Safety experience I am competent to take on the role of Principal Designer or Designer as described in the regulations for both domestic and commercial Clients.

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