Although it’s preferable to employ your architect throughout the project; I am also happy to provide assistance at any stage of the project; from an initial visit service to the complete architectural service. The costs would vary with the level of service required and I would therefore recommend working to the RIAI Agreement between Client and Architect which sets out all that you can expect from your architect. In summary, we provide the following services from the standard RIAI Work Stages:
+ Work Stage 1: Initial Design (Sketch proposals)
+ Work Stage 2: Developed Design (Planning Application)
+ Work Stage 3: Detail Design (Construction & Tender information and tendering process)
+ Work Stage 4: Construction (Inspection, Valuation, Certification & Contract Administration)
In addition to these standard services we can also provide:
+ Property inspections/reports
+ Measured surveys, preparation of plans of existing buildings/sites
+ Planning Appeals
+ Preparation of land registry maps
+ Detailed advice on Lifetime and Sustainable design
+ Structural analysis/engineering – can be integrated in fee schedule
Whilst many of our clients are in the West of Ireland, we are able to travel to any location in Ireland and in the UK and internationally.
As a UK (ARB) Registered and Chartered RIBA architect (as well as registered and chartered in Ireland under RIAI) we are also able to use the RIBA Standard Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect for UK/overseas projects.
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In todays testing economic times, everybody has to be more careful with their money; yet good design is still essential. A well considered and thought-out design will add value to your property.
Mark Stephens Architects can work with you in an accessible and friendly manner to convert your dreams into reality. An alternative working method is by an initial visit which will assess your needs and requirements and then you can use our services as much or as little as you require.
This initial consultation will take 1/2 to 1 day depending on the size of your project, we will then discuss your requirements and by the end of the consultation I will have produced sketch design options you can take to builders, planners or neighbours. I will also provide details on the further architectural services that you may require.
To book your initial visit, please do not hesitate to CONTACT me.