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Arthur Architects seek to develop intelligent solutions to the complexities of the 21st century.

We offer services to individual home owners, builders, residential and mixed-use developers, plus office, sport, leisure, education and healthcare operators in both private and public sectors.

Achitectural projects range from new buildings, refurbishment, relocations, extensions, conservation and restoration work including Listed buildings.
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SERVICES OFFERED
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We provide a complete project management service
using a qualified project manager to offer advice at all
stages of the project, establishing best value for you.

Firstly, we develop the brief obtaining the project
deliverables, time scale and budget. Then, we keep
you fully informed of any changes, managing your
expectations throughout the project.

Depending on the level of involvement that suits you,
we guide you making the difficult decisions so that
the project moves smoothly and efficiently forward.
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We prepare outline proposals for complex projects
at an early stage to form part of a Business Case
establishing the project’s risks and viability.

Visit site and carry out an initial appraisal, assisting
you in preparation of Client’s Requirements. Advising
on methods of procurement and reviewing alternative
designs, construction and cost implications.

We will prepare proposals and make applications for
Outline Planning Permission. Advise on Environmental
Impact and prepare a report.
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We visit site taking dimensions and levels using
electronic distance measure (EDM) to produce detailed
survey drawings of the existing building or site.

The existing drawings are produced using computer
aided design (CAD) software and used in the Planning
Applications and are the basis for developing design.

We locate structure and services such as electric, gas,
water, telephone, drainage etc. that will have an impact
on the proposed design.
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Arthur Architects use sketches in brainstorming sessions to quickly develop creative ideas and dialogue in the design process.

These ideas lead to the principles of design for
production of more detailed proposals.

The sketches are used for discussion with the Project
Team, local Planning Department and other parties
in firming up the proposals before any formal applicationsare made.
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We produce high quality three dimensional computer
generated images and animations for marketing and
visualisation purposes. These can be:
These images are a great way both to convey
the design and to give (Clients) an instant
understanding of three dimensional space
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Our architects prepare drawings and submit
applications to the Local Authority’s Planning
Department to obtain permissions.

Typical types of permissions include Full Planning
Permission, Certificate of Lawful Use or Development,
Listed Buildings Consent, & Conservation Area Consent.

We liaise with the Planning Officer and Conservation
Officer and other parties to make the process as
smooth as possible in obtaining the required
permissions and statutory requirements.
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Building Regulations Application is required for the detailed design and specification of the building construction and include elements means of escape, structure, fire resistance drainage, plumbing, ventilation, resistance to moisture, insulation, electrics, lighting etc.

We prepare and submit the Application on the clients behalf and liaise Building Control to obtain the necessary statutory consent for the detailed information prior to construction. The Final Certificate can be required when you sell your property to a new owner.
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Our in-house structural engineers produce structural
calculations required for Building Regulations approval,
and are required by the Builder to produce accurate
costs from Tender Documents.

Our architects and engineers review and co-ordinate the
design, obtaining best value for the Client.

An amendment service is offered following any
amendments required by Building Control.
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The Party Wall Act 1996 requires Notices to be served on Adjoining Owners on some projects when building close to the site boundary. The Notices need to be served before work starts on site.

Arthur Architects can submit Notices on the Building Owners behalf and offer advice to the Adjoining Owner about the process and Party Wall Awards
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The HSE Construction (Design and Management)
Regulations of 2007 require Clients to appoint a
'CDM co-ordinator' to advise the client on projects
that last more than 30 days or involve 500 person
days of construction work.

As designers, Arthur Architects’ responsibility is to:
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Arthur Architects prepare detailed workings for Tender
Purposes, Building Regulations submission,
Party Wall Notices, and Thames Water Applications.

These are usually produced after Planning Permission
has been granted to reduce abortive work, although
can be done in tandem with the Planning Application
to speed up the process.
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We provide a complete project management service
using a qualified project manager to offer advice at all
stages of the project, establishing best value for you.

Firstly, we develop the brief obtaining the project
deliverables, time scale and budget. Then, we keep
you fully informed of any changes, managing your
expectations throughout the project.

Depending on the level of involvement that suits you,
we guide you making the difficult decisions so that
the project moves smoothly and efficiently forward.
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We can recommend some good builders and advise the Client on the suitability of the preferred builder for the project.

We agree a detailed programme and schedule of payments in liaison with the preferred Contractor, in order to monitor progress during construction.

We produce Contract Documents including a building contract and discuss the responsibilities of the parties and the Architect under the building contract
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We arrange to visit site to monitor progress, assessing the work completed to date in relation to an agreed schedule of payments to Contractor and check the builder’s compliance with the Contract Documents.

We provide an on-site service to investigate and resolve any occurrences or discrepancies as they arise.
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We provide a FTP Service for instant and efficient co-ordination and distibution of large volumes of design infomoration between the Client, Design Team, Tenderers and Contractor.

This technology saves time in delivery and reduces the amount of printing and postage costs.

The high quality digital information also reduces the amount of physical storage space required for paper, helping to save a few more trees.
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We compile and co-ordinate all the detailed information from consultants, subcontractors and suppliers into a complete Tender Package forming the Tender Documents

It is important to get the documents as accurate as
possible before a Contractor is on board and a change control process is in place.

We then publish the documents onto our FTP site and invite Contractors to tender on the detailed information.
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We produce detailed specifications to be read in
conjunction with working drawings to ensure the
Contractor tenders and builds to a required quality.

The specifications are used to show the design
intent for Building Regulations Approval and provide
an accurate level of information for tenders to be
compared.
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