When you begin to think about making a building project, it can seem like an iceberg - at the start, most of what’s going on is unseen.
You’ll be guided by us through the process. Your story is important to us, as it helps us imagine the house that you want. Are you a motorbike collector? Do you keep animals? Have an extended family that visit frequently? It’s important that you feel you can work with us, and vice versa. Ideally, you’d engage us to talk through your brief, design the house and interiors (and we like looking at outside spaces as well), oversee the construction and help you with handing over your dream home. However, what you need can vary; sometimes planning permission is not required. Or you may require us to design stage only, or mostly interior work.
A building project can be daunting, and you may have lots of questions. Ask the experts (Seamus or Barbara Carr) your questions via Zoom. We’ve shown some typical scenarios of the wide range of topics we can help you with. To get the most out of your session, please have open on your computer any relevant information, such as photos, maps or drawings.
Before you buy or proceed with an existing property, you may have a lot of factors to consider: location; surroundings such as neighbouring properties, trees, a busy road; orientation and views; ground conditions and services; cost of purchase and/or building work; planning permission; timescale, to mention some. We can meet you on site and give you an expert opinion on the viability of your project.
You’ve almost committed to that purchase, or decided to go ahead with ideas for your property. You want to see something on paper now - sketch designs and ideas. You need our experience of building projects to help you give you direction, but without too much investment.
You want to start with a great idea, to create a place that says ‘home’. You want a master plan that you can build on over time, but maybe don’t have the budget to design or construct right away. Our Concept Design service is what you need.
For the house you’ve dreamt of for some time, maybe have secured the ideal site or finally have the funds to build, this is the service you need. We love to see a project through from initial discussions, to waiting for planning permission followed by the excitement of watching construction happen, and then to you walking into your spectacular home.
A construction project is like an orchestra - many different parts that all have to work together to produce something beautiful. With Studiomove Architects as conductor, the vision is held throughout while the performance happens!
To show the stages of a full architectural service, ‘The Tardis’, a recently completed project, is used. There are typically seven stages.
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