Architectural Services

Architectural Design Services

The Architectural design process often starts with just a spark in the mind. Sometimes its just an image of maybe a sun room or transforming an existing space for entertaining guests. It could be just having that much needed extra space with a well-designed extension or loft conversion. This flake of an idea is all that is needed to start the creative process of planning, designing and ultimately creating your dream space. The fun part begins when you sit down and discuss your ideas with an experienced visionary who will explain the important features and phases involved in the process before commencing with the construction work.

A good plan is a well-organised plan is what we at Chesterton Smart specialise in. We take time to discuss your budgets, the quotation and tender process and any programme implications. This is vital as it prevents any unexpected and unwelcome surprises during the construction works on site. We aim to take away the stress of management and leave you to enjoy watching your dream come to life. By employing Chesterton Smart to design your vision you can rest assured that we will excel in designing you something special. Why not give us a call and see what Chesterton Smarts architectural services can do for you. Our architectural services include:

  • Conceptual design
  • Full detailed design
  • Planning consents
  • Building regulation approval
Property Development

We guide you through all stages of the development process as part of our architectural services. As a reputable property surveyor for Leicester we advise clients on legislative and statutory matters affecting your development proposals. Providing professional advice on:

  • Land acquisition
  • Planning consents
  • Design appraisal and options
  • Cost management
  • Statutory undertakings
  • Warranties and insurance

Chesterton Smart embraces current government initiatives on sustainability and will advise you on reducing your carbon footprint. Our professional surveyors for Leicestershire we offer qualified advice on programmes of refurbishment, alteration, extension or adaptation. Our service includes:

  • Developing your conceptual ideas into schematic form

  • Progress the design phase to come to the optimum solution

  • Managing the tendering process and contractor appointment

  • Monitoring the on-site phase to practical completion

  • Dealing with all financial matters to final account

  • Dealing with defects obligations under a formal contract

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Tender Management

Dictated by the chosen procurement route this process involves short listing suitably qualified and approved contractors to tender for construction work. Our architectural services include conducting pre-tender interviews, issuing tender documentation, the awarding and drafting of the building contract.

We offer advice on the various methods available for procuring construction works dependent on the client’s particular needs. Chesterton Smart will assist you by managing your tendering process by:

  • Advising on the contract solution appropriate to your current project

  • Adopt a proven code of conduct for bidding for construction services

  • Ensure only competent contractors are vetted

  • Select contractors using recognised industry standards

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies are part of our architectural services. They are commissioned where building works are being considered. You may wish to explore various solutions that may be available or in considering the viability/cost of a particular scheme.

Here at Chesterton Smart we provide a professional building consultancy service to clients across Leicestershire. Our studies contain option appraisals to consider the benefits and disadvantages of each of the options, including design, functionality, approvals, practicality and budget.

As part of our building consultancy service we work in conjunction with specialist sub consultants to comment upon the viability of the proposed scheme. A feasibility report is a cost effective way to assess the value and benefit of a project before expending too much time and money on pursuing an unworkable concept. A detailed study will:

  • Define the client’s objectives

  • Offer options

  • Advise on budget

  • Statutory legislation

  • Procurement route

  • Programming