Once we have received the tenders back from the selected contractors, we will review each tender and contractor against the same criteria. Here your architectural designer will assess whether the project requirements have been clearly understood, the proposed methodology is acceptable for the construction, highlight any areas that require clarity and ensure that the relevant insurances are in place. Following this initial review, we will then select the highest scoring two of three and invite them for a meeting at your property with you to go over the quotations and allow you to meet your potential builder after which we will select one contractor to award the contract.
During the project build we will carry out regular interim site visits that will align with the agreed payment schedule to evaluate the work to ensure that the project remains on track and in line with your project brief. Should any issues arise, or clarification be needed throughout the build your architectural designer is on hand to work with the contractor to agree the best possible solution.
Having a professional on hand to assist with the at times hectic construction phase of project will provide you with the piece of mind that matters are being handled correctly. Our years of experience in handling contract administration has allowed us to develop a clear step by step system that aims to minimise the stress, reduce the chance of cost overrun and complete the project on time.
It is important to note here that regardless of whether we have been instructed to carry out the role of contract administrator our team of chartered architectural technologists and residential architectural designers will always be on hand should any issue or query arise during the construction phase.
GBS Architectural – Your Residential Architectural Designer
The above is a broad outline of the services we offer and the process that we like to administer within the architectural process and residential architectural projects.
Whilst we have been able to answer what the role is of an architectural designer and residential architectural designer, what is clear to see is that the relationship between you as the client and your selected architectural designer is the most important aspect of a successful project.
GBS Architectural is a London based CIAT chartered residential architecture practise with offices in Wimbledon. We specialise in handling the entire architectural process (conception, planning, technical, tendering, contract administration/project management) of all residential projects such as house extensions, loft conversions, outbuilding designs, and bespoke residential new-build homes.
We provide a stress-free service that puts out client’s satisfaction at the forefront of our working relationship by acting as a single point of contact for our clients.
If you would like us to help you with a new or existing project, please do get in touch.