What We Do
We offer a complete architectural service from the inception up to completion of a project and beyond. As we have experience working with a wide range of clients, from individual homeowners to large businesses we can tailor our service to suit your specific needs.
We understand that construction can be complicated and we pride ourselves in understanding our clients’ requirements and guiding them through each step of the process.
We have a proven track record of delivering thoughtfully designed buildings that satisfy our clients’ needs.
The first step of the process is to meet to discuss your project. From here we will develop a project brief outlining the scope of the project along with any specific requirements you may have. From this brief we will develop a number of sketch options for discussion. The sketch options can then be developed through ongoing consultation with you, to produce a series of images exploring the agreed proposals in 2D and 3D.
These sketch proposals can also form part of early pre application discussions with the relevant planning authority to establish the feasibility of the proposals.
We can develop the sketch design proposals into a more detailed set of drawings in order to obtain planning approval. At this stage we can conduct further discussions with the planning authority and other statutory bodies in order to gain feedback on the proposals.
We can prepare and submit all the relevant forms along with the required drawings and documents, and manage the application procedure to try to obtain a successful result.
Detail Design and Construction
Once planning approval has been received we will develop the drawings with the required information and submit the project for Building Regulations approval. We will then further develop the proposals to form a full set of construction drawings and specification. This information can be sent to a number of contractors to tender for the project.
During construction we can administer the building contract on behalf of our clients and conduct regular site visits in order to check the progress of the building works.
Low Energy Design
With our projects we aim to demonstrate that creative, intelligent design of buildings can vastly reduce the energy and cost needed to run them. Our emphasis is on creating low energy buildings that focus on the occupant.
Our ethos is embedded in the earliest stages of the design; where the greatest impacts can be made at minimum cost. We have knowledge and experience in all aspects of sustainable design, including BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes and Passivhaus.
Carve Architecture works with, and as part of, Closed Loop Projects, to look at how completed buildings perform. We can work with you to help make your building more efficient; reducing energy wastage and fine tuning performance to keep costs down and occupants happy.
A Building Performance Evaluation package can be carried out as part of a Carve Architecture project, or separately as a Closed Loop Projects study. For further information please contact Kate or see www.closedloopprojects.co.uk.