This is not a design session but rather a get to know you session whereby we can talk through ideas and discuss the services you might require. From this we will put together a comprehensive fee proposal for your consideration based on the RIBA work stages as defined below.
You can commission MBA for any of the stages you need for your project. A good reference is The RIBA’s ‘Plan of Work 2013’ which sets out the key stages of a construction project from conception to completion.
This is the most important part of the project and where we can add the most value.
We will undertake some preliminary appraisals to assess the options and feasibility of the project. This can range from a sketch design solution to a full feasibility study and will enable you to decide on the best way forward. We will identify the need for any approvals and other consultants, most commonly a structural engineer.
Using the initial project brief we will then develop outline proposals. Presenting a number of initial concepts for you to choose from. It is our priority to liaise with local planners at this stage. The final design brief will reflect your aspirations and provide you with a home and/or building that adds value and improves your quality of life.
We spend time at this stage transforming ideas into something that can be built. This includes coordinating the work of other consultants into the designs. Once agreed, between us, the design proposals will then be submitted for planning approval, if required.
This stage involves preparing the technical drawings and a specification for satisfying building regulations. It may also include a schedule of works that will be used to price the tender and construct the building. We then invite and appraise tenders from builders and administer the building contract on your behalf.
Throughout the construction phase we can administer your contract with the builder, carry out regular inspections, deal with queries, instruct any additional work required, monitor progress on site, keep track of cost, value the works and certify payments due to the builder.
When the project is ready to handover we inspect and value the works and issue a certificate. We will be available after handover and during any defects period to arrange for certifying the final payment.