ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES IN BELFAST & IRELAND
Moore + Joyce Architects strives to provide an extensive range of bespoke architectural design services tailored to suit your brief and specified budget. No matter the scale of your residential or commercial project, William will work closely with you to ensure each element of his service is carried out according to your specifications.
In his years of experience, William has completed a wide range of residential projects, including extensions, refurbishments, and one-off houses, as well as several commercial projects, including offices, retail stores, and community buildings. Each of these projects has developed and grown his skills, allowing him to guarantee a high-quality service each time. He will help you make the most of your site, maximising your available space and using only the highest-quality materials to ensure your satisfaction.
William understands and appreciates that clients may never have used an architect before, and are unfamiliar with the processes surrounding the design and approval. As a result, he strives to make the entire process as simple and hassle-free as possible, ensuring you are kept informed throughout the whole process. He will also be on hand to offer any advice and guidance you may need.
Each project starts with a free, no-obligation consultation, where William will meet with you at your property to discuss the vision you have for your project. He will also explore all your options to help you achieve a practical custom-tailored, result. Following this meeting, William will provide you with a detailed, cost-effective quotation outlining all the necessary work, as well as the charges for your project.
Regardless of what you may need from your property, William will work tirelessly to help you turn your dream into a reality, creating a wonderful space you, your family, your employees, or your guests will feel comfortable using and enjoying for decades to come. Get in touch today to see how Moore + Joyce Architects can help you.
Most projects usually involve four main stages, each dealing with an important individual element of the process.
- Survey and Sketch Design
- Detailed Design and Planning Application submission
- Tender Documents and Building Regulation submission
- Tender action and Inspection of the works
William prides himself on offering a flexible service tailored to your needs, and as a result, he can provide a full service that sees to all of the above stages, or a partial service, as you require.
He also ensures he is familiar with all the latest regulations and legislation, as well as the latest building methods, guaranteeing a fully up to date service at all times. Additionally, William’s vast network of expert contractors and consultants means he is always able to offer you the best in high-quality services at affordable tender prices.
As part of William’s dedication to providing you with a hassle-free service, he strives to carry out an extensive variety of services to ensure he realises your vision with as little disruption to your daily life as possible. The process below indicates the services we offer in stages thus far:
Main Architectural Services
Most projects are divided into four stages as shown below. Clients can chose any of these stages to suit their particular requirements
Stage 1. Survey and Sketch Scheme (20%)
Meet client, discuss brief and establish client requirements and project objectives. In this stage we prepare sketches for the client to evaluate and come up with the basic design.
*Prepare client architect agreement.
*Prepare concept design.
*Discuss sketch scheme and make adjustments
*Prepare preliminary budget
Stage 2. Developed Design (20%)
Develop the approved concept to finalise the design and outline specifications.
*Prepare design scheme in detail, discuss with client and adjust
*Prepare more detailed costings with breakdown
*Input from Engineers
*Planning Application incl. pre-planning consultation
Stage 3. Tender Documents (35%)
Detailed drawings and documentation are prepared for the contractor to build off.
*Prepare detailed drawings, spec etc.
*Agree selected tender list and tender document with client
*Prepare pricing document
*Submit drawings to Local Authority for Building Regulation approval
Stage 4. Tender action and Contract (25%)
We get involved with the actual building of the project and liaise with the contractor to ensure the buildings works are completed in accordance with the drawings
*Appraise tenders and report
*Meet client and builder, if necessary agree cost reductions and agree contract sum
*Alter drawings to reflect reductions
*Prepare and assist in signing contract.
*Pre commencement meeting
*Attend site for periodic inspections
*Additional drawing information and clarification
*Assessing claims and preparing monthly Certificates for payment
*Practical Completion Certificate
*Prepare final completion lists
*Dealing with post completion issues
Depending on your needs, as well as the size and extent of your project, William’s fees are charged either as a percentage of the total cost, at an hourly rate, or as a lump sum. These fees are highly competitive, and while they represent a smaller portion of the overall project cost, they can potentially make a substantial contribution to the total value of your property.
Please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat to discuss your project and what we can do for you.