Our services are closely tailored to meet our clients’ needs. We offer a range of services, from either a complete traditional service (running the project from feasibility through to completion of construction) or selected elements from the menu of services.
The majority of our work follows the Typical RIBA Work Stages:
1. Outline proposals
2. Sketch design
3. Planning submission
4. Detailed design
5. Production information
6. Tender or price negotiations
7. On site construction
8. Contract completion
We also offer other services such as:
Party wall surveying
Where works are close to boundaries or involve the Party Wall Act we are able to act as Party Wall surveyor, carrying out the required negotiations and obtaining the necessary agreements, or as Adjoining Owner’s surveyor where clients have been served notice by their neighbours.
Whether working as a client representative within a design-and-build contract to protect the client’s interests or working as part of a design team to form the brief in the early stages of a project, Clarke Renner Architects has the experience and knowledge to employ a wide-ranging inquiry to explore all possibilities that may be concealed in a particular proposal to unlock its greatest potential, value and creative design.
We can administrate the contract between the client and contractor, verifying how much the contractor should be paid each month, issuing interim and final certificates, and ensuring they are building the project as designed.
When redesigning and refitting existing commercial or domestic interior spaces, by careful and efficient planning, more usable space can sometimes be found without the need to extend the building.
Going to new projects with perceptions of design ideas and styles based solely on location and the architecture of the building can have a negative effect. We work tirelessly with the client while understanding the existing fabric to create new spaces and identities.
Restorations & Conservation
We are experienced in working with listed buildings in country, town and city surroundings as well as working on buildings within Conservation Areas. We believe in an approach that is sensitive to the existing building fabric but which allows for many different avenues of design.
For further details a summary of services can be seen in the RIBA’s Guide to Engaging an Architect.
Other specialist disciplines we have worked with and can suggest for direct appointment by the client include: Construction Design and Management consultant, Landscape Designer, Quantity Surveyor, Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Environmental & Flood consultant, Renewable Energy consultant, Highway Engineer, Rights of Light surveyor and Planning consultant.
These are negotiated on an individual project basis and will relate to the scope and complexity of the work. They can be based on a percentage of the construction cost, lump sum or hourly rate to suit both the needs and the type of project. Stage payments can be tailored in a variety of ways to suit the client.
Expenses for printing, application fees, and travel will normally be charged in addition to the negotiated fee.