Architectural Design Services

Choosing the right designer to draft up your design is as important as choosing the right building contractor. We believe that our design expertise verifiable by our many satisfied previous clients will give you the confidence to choose Chesterton Smart. Please ask for contact details.

Our Architectural Design Services

Building a new home, extending your property, or undertaking a conversion/refurbishment scheme can be a very daunting task. Chesterton Smart will us their architectural design and project management expertise to guide you through this process. Our aim is to remove the stress involved from the point of inception to completion and close out of your project. Using our expertise, we will assist you to create a stylish and visually appealing design that fits in with your personal aspirations. We also help you by advising you in respect of cost control to ensure your aspirations match your affordability.

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

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:

  • 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

Property Development

We will guide you through all stages of the development process as part of our architectural design services. As Chartered Building Surveyors we advise clients on legislative and statutory matters affecting development proposals on:

  • Planning
  • Design appraisal
  • Cost management
  • Statutory approvals
  • 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

Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies are commissioned where any building works are first being contemplated. 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
  • Program implications