Architectural Services

David Nossiter Architects offers a full range of architectural services from the inception of a project through to its completion. This journey is split into design stages as the project develops and the requirement for co-ordination with other consultants. As a RIBA Chartered Practice, these work stages follow the RIBA Plan of Work. This is industry standard and is widely recognised by construction professionals.

RIBA Stage 0 / Definition.
David will provide information and fee proposals outlining the viability of the project and how it might be organised.

RIBA Stage 1 / Preparation.
David will assist the client in assembling a design team. He will undertake Site Analysis and feasibility studies. This stage may be undertaken as a stand alone phase.

RIBA Stage 2 / Concept Design.
During this stage David will prepare options for discussion and develop the design in conjunction with the emerging brief.

RIBA Stage 3 / Spatial Co-ordination & Planning Submissions.
Once a preferred design option has been found, David will consider the design in more detail, addressing the surrounding context, cost and construction implications, culminating in an application for statutory planning approvals.

RIBA Stage 4 / Technical Design Parts I & II.
Following approval for planning, the design is developed in technical detail in conjunction with other specialist consultants. Part 1 is concerned with developing a package of documents that may be submitted for Building Regulations initial approval. Part 2 develops the detail further so that a thorough and detailed package of information is produced that can be competitively tendered.

RIBA Stage 5 & 6 / Construction to Handover.
The role of the architect on site is to administer the building contract between the client and contractor. This consists of monitoring the work on site and certifying regular payments to be made to the contractor for work completed and reporting back to the client.

David will advise on other consultants that you may require and the statutory legislation that applies to your project.

Principal Designer Services.
In order to fulfil your obligations under the Construction, Design & Management (Health & Safety) Regulations, David may also be appointed as the Principal Designer for the project.

Clients may opt for a full architectural service or for only some of the RIBA work stages. They may also choose their own bespoke work stages. For example, a client might only wish to employ an architect up to the submission of a planning application. Alternatively, might choose to add additional stages to the commissions, such as Interior Design. Either way services can be tailored to suit the project to achieve your extraordinary bespoke home.

"Most clients choose an architect as they have a track record of producing similar sorts of projects to their own. Experience working on a particular building typology yields a depth of experience and research for an architect to draw on. Often underestimated, though, is that architects are adept at designing a whole range of buildings.”