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Brand new architecture

2014-09-24 06:44:37

From new builds to refurbishments, extensions and conversions, an experienced and creative architectural designer makes all the difference. We’ll consult with you to create detailed plans that bring your visions and ideas to life, and meet both your needs and the regulations.

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Concept designs

The design process usually starts with a concept design. You’ll tell us what you need from your space, including any specific design ideas you might have already. Then we’ll create colour illustrations to demonstrate our proposed solution, so you can see how the finished result might look. Like the storyboard stage in filmmaking, this allows you to make radical changes before any of the technical work is started.

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Architectural drawings

Once the concept design is agreed, we’ll tie it down with technical drawings. This is where we work out the most efficient way to make the concept design a reality, taking into account building regulations, the results of your site analysis and your structural design. This stage may include computer aided design, isometric and axonometric drawing, and plans and elevations – everything you need to start your build.

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Measured surveys

If we’re making designs for an existing property, we need accurate information about the current building. While building plans are often useful, a measured survey is usually best, as we are then able to account for any deviations from the plan. The more detailed a survey is, the more accurate the architectural design will be; however, detailed surveys take longer and cost more, so we’ll find the right balance for your budget.

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For informed and detailed architectural drawings, email us today at info@smithbaxter.co.uk


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