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Architectural Services

Coppard Giles provide architectural design services for the following types of project:

  • Conversions and alterations.
  • Refurbishments.
  • Extensions.
  • New build.

As Building Surveyors our expertise is best suited to conversion, refurbishment and extension projects as most of our activities are focused on existing property. We have a full understanding of the problems these projects can pose, for example working in properties which remain operational / occupied may require a different design approach.

Added Value

As part of the design process we can also utilise our Building Surveying skills to incorporate features and materials to minimise construction costs, reduce ongoing maintenance costs, and also address the increasingly important issue of sustainability.

The Design Process

Coppard Giles can assist in the preparation of the design brief and from this a feasibility study and design options will usually be presented to the client for consideration. Once an outline scheme has been agreed with the client detailed working drawings will then be produced.

Tendering & Project Management

Written documents (specifications and schedules) will be prepared which will enable contractors to price (tender) for the work on exactly the same basis. The drawings and written documents will also form part of the contract documentation. Coppard Giles can also provide a full monitoring and / or Project Management role as indicated on the Project Management page of our website.

Relevant Regulations

Most construction activities are now controlled by a myriad of regulations and the most significant of these are Planning Permission, Building Regulations and construction Health and Safety issues, which are covered in more detail elsewhere on this website. Coppard Giles will ensure that our designs are compliant with these requirements.

Comprehensive Design & Management Service

When our architectural design services are combined with our Contract Administration and Project Management roles Coppard Giles can provide a truly comprehensive professional service for your building project.