An architect offers a level of professional service and expertise which no other building professional can provide. At Brick & sand Constructions architect is professionally qualified, legally registered to practice and bound by a code of ethics.

An architect works as a team leader as well as an individual. In many building projects the role of the architect is to coordinate a team of specialist consultants such as landscape architects, engineers, quantity surveyors,interior designers, builders and subcontractors.

in the services of an architect, you ensure an exploration of various options for the design of your building. Through good design, an architect can enhance the value of your building and may produce significant savings, especially when it comes to operating, staffing and/or tenanting the building.

You and your architect will identify the service to be provided in your agreement and their fee will depend on the scope of their appointment. Services provided by architects include:

Building Design :

The primary training of an architect is in the design of buildings in terms of function, form and regulatory compliance.

Brief Development:

A good brief is the first step to delivering a successful project. Often clients require help from an expert in formulating the brief for their project and the architect is normally best-placed to assist.

Applying for Planning Permission:

Advising if your project requires planning permission and producing the relevant information for making an application to the local authority. You may also engage an architect to provide services in connection with planning appeals. Your architect may communicate on your behalf with planning authorities.

Design Certifier and Assigned Certifier:

An architect is typically the most appropriate professional to act as Design Certifier and Assigned Certifier under the Building Control.

Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP):

Your architect may act as PSDP or an alternative person may be appointed to the role.

Administrating the Building Contract:

Dealing on your behalf with the building contractor and administrating the project to ensure that it is delivered in accordance with the design and planning permission.

Coordinating other Consultants:

Your project may require the input of specialist consultants such as a Structural Engineer or Quantity Surveyor, and your architect will coordinate their involvement.

Measurement Survey & Drawings:

Measure existing buildings for the purpose of making drawings to assist in design proposals for alterations or additions.

Condition Survey:

Inspect and establish the condition of a property and prepare a report.