A core part of our service is producing detailed design drawings and specifications for contractors to tender and for construction. We work with a wide network of experienced professionals at this stage, including structural and services engineers, party wall surveyors, rights to light advisors, cost consultants, project managers, Approved Building Control Inspectors and more.
We advise the client in assembling a design team and can act as lead consultant to co-ordinate the various disciplines. We produce a basic scope of works for smaller projects or a full NBS specification for larger projects and work closely with the quantity surveyor to ensure the design is in accordance with the budget. If necessary we will review the design and help identify areas where costs might be reduced without negative impact.
We produce basic tender documentation for smaller projects in-house, or work with a QS on larger projects, and can advise on the tender returns and the form of building contract. We provide basic advice on legal matters such as party walls, and rights to light and assist in the appointment of any specialist consultants that may be required.
All our drawings are produced in either the latest version of Autocad, or Autodesk Revit, a BIM package which enables the entire building to be modelled in 3D as shown in the examples below - an invaluable tool when working on complex buildings.
|01 Sections cut through the 3D Revit model|
|02 A section cut through the 3D Revit model|
|03 1:5 scale architectural detailing|
|04 A typical 1:50 scale construction section|
|05 A conventional 1:100 scale 2D general arrangement plan produced in Autocad|