We appreciate that building projects can be stressful and that clients do not always want to go it alone once the design work has been completed and all approvals been granted.
Therefore we are able to provide a comprehensive management of your project which can be tailored to suit your needs to provide full or partial services. Some clients wish to be involved alongside our Project Managers, whilst others prefer to be in the background or simply to receive the ‘keys’ to the front door at the end of the project.
Our team would handle all matters from a highly detailed specification, including obtaining competitive tender quotations from our list of approved building contractors, through to full Building Contract Management including site inspections and handling of all authoritative administration duties of the contract between client and contractor.
Clients are offered a tailored Architectural & Inspection Service, comprising the design and/or preparation of working drawings to obtain Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval. Clients may approach us with a design that they have in mind or we are able to create the design for them.
This would be coupled with an Inspection Service, which would enable us to issue ‘Architect Certificates’ to allow clients to obtain a mortgage. We would work with the Bank or Building Society to enable all ‘draw down’ of funds at key stages throughout the ‘build’ to allow the finances for the project to run smoothly.
Our qualifications and level of experience – Architect Certificates or Professional Consultants’ Certificates exceed the requirements by all Banks and Building Societies.
Our self build certificates are in accordance with The Council of Mortgage Lenders Handbook.
The advantage of our self build package, as opposed to the more restrictive nature of NHBC or Local Authority Building Control (LABC) guarantee schemes, is that free architectural and design advice is available during the course of ‘the build’.
Because we listen very carefully to our clients’ requirements, we are able to tailor our services to meet the demands of the client. Our services may be part or an amalgamation of different elements of the above services.
We offer further services using our network partnership of various consultants to enable a fully ‘one stop shop’ in house service.
Due to the full qualifications of the practice in the Chartered Institute Of Architectural Technologists and the Chartered Association Of Building Engineers, the firm holds considerable Professional Indemnity insurance along with Public Liability Insurance for client protection.
Due to the practice’s commitment towards providing a high level quality of service, we have been awarded the ISO9001 Assurance Mark, for client’s peace of mind
As a result of being fully qualified and Chartered of Three Institutes, we are bound by a Professional Code of Conduct. This is peace of mind for the client that they are safe in the knowledge that their project and business with us will be handled in the strictest of confidence and highest level of professionalism
Our professional institutes monitor us to ensure that we are full knowledgeable on the latest construction techniques and legislation. We therefore have an internal and external training programme to maintain our expertise in the subject that allows us to be at the forefront of our profession
Neil Dowlman Architecture is an award winning CIAT and CABE chartered practice based in Lincolnshire