Works at Green Street Green Primary School in Orpington, Kent recently begun to provide a new swimming pool, library and music room. Funded via the EFA‘s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), the scheme will provide dedicated, modern facilities in keeping with the rest of the school. The existing swimming pool facilities were in poor condition, not fit for purpose and requiring an urgent upgrade. The adjacent music room and library were housed in a dilapidated demountable building. This scheme will provide a single building, designed to accommodate the split levels posed by the site. A new music room and library will be provided […]
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From a simple extension, to a large public building; if you are planning a construction project, you will need the services of an architect.
Choosing an Architect
The first thing to consider is that your proposed architect is registered with the relevant bodies. UK architects must register with the ARB (Architects Registration Board). Additionally, they can also choose to apply for accreditation with RIBA, RIAI or RIAS should they wish to acquire a Chartered status. Not only should prospective clients check an architect’s credentials, but also it might be wise to check what accreditation entails.
In the first place, builders and tradespeople can often recommend an architect. From that position, the client should employ the rule of (at least) three when gaining quotes. It is important to realise that not all architects will be experienced in all kinds of project. Do some research, ask for case studies of similar builds to your own, and follow up references.
Another key point, is to understand what your quote entails. Some architects will manage the planning application and building regulations process for you, others expect you to have this in hand. Similarly, some practices offer project management and engage trades on the client’s behalf – others simply provide a design drawing for contractors to work from.
Essex-Based Architectural and Surveying Practice, Munday and Cramer offer the following services to their clients:
- Architectural Design and also technical drawings.
- Building surveying services.
- Planning and Building regulations management.
- Project management.
- Facilities Management.
- Property Management.
- CIF funding applications.
- Experienced in the commercial, residential, education, healthcare and well as the ecclesiastical sectors.
Potential clients requiring assistance with any of these construction services should contact Munday and Cramer on 01245 326200
The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) recently launched its 2016 edition of the Minor Works suite of contracts, superseding the 2011 edition. The JCT Minor Works Building Contract is designed for smaller, more basic construction projects where the work is of a simple nature and procured using either the traditional or conventional method. Munday + Cramer use the Minor Works form of contract extensively, in particular within our FM division for the placement of small works. The suite of contracts is made up of: Minor works building contract (MW 2016) Minor works building contract with contractor’s design (MWD 2016) Minor works sub-contract with […]
In just one week, the new Building Amendment Regulations 2016 will overwrite the Building Regulations 2010, making the provision of the infrastructure necessary to enable broadband a requisite for any major scheme. The introduction of the amended regulations is designed to accommodate the recent EU Broadband Cost Reduction Directive which seeks is designed to promote the expansion of broadband networks across all EU member states. The Building Amendment Regulations 2016 have been altered from the incumbent rules by: Requiring new construction and major renovation works to provide in-building physical infrastructure to enable broadband services to be easily connected to the building; and Introducing a new Approved Document […]