Process

Our practice specialises in the design and management of swimming pool projects. In order to guide the client through every stage of construction, we provide a wide range of architectural and consultancy services to ensure the project meets every aspect of the client’s needs. Our consultancy offers a flexible, adaptable process designed to accommodate each project.

Feasibility Studies

Upon enquiry, we will first conduct a feasibility study to understand the client’s wishes, inspect the site and formulate an approach moving forward. Initial ideas will be drawn up and assessments with regard to planning consents, costs and construction feasibility will be undertaken. A comprehensive budget proposal will also be drafted to enable the client to gain a full understanding of the financial aspects of the project.

Planning

We have years of experience with the process that comes with successfully gaining planning permission. We will advise on which application type will most suit the project and will prepare the appropriate drawings and documents accordingly. From there, we will consult with the local authority and advise the client through all stages of the application process. We have expert knowledge of planning legislation and have worked on many sites that are considered more complex. For example, in conservation areas, listed buildings, areas of special scientific interest and national parks.

Architectural Design

From the initial ideas to the final design, our in-house design team ensure the utmost detail and precision are embodied in the project. Our concepts are creative and every aspect of the design will be meticulously thought through and harmonised. This enables us to maximise the project’s success by exploring the potential of every space, material and landscape.

Construction Management

Once on site we will regularly carry out site inspections and manage the tender process until the final costs are agreed. We will help the client choose a contractor who is most suitable and present them with a clear set of drawings. Once work has begun, we will oversee the quality of the construction to ensure the highest standards are met.

Procurement

A clear contract between client and builder is essential, and we will supervise this contract with an impartial eye in order to deal with any claims, such as extensions of time, should they arise. Any contractual obligations applying to both parties will be clearly outlined. Once work is complete, we will ensure a smooth transition back to the client and issue a Completion Certificate.

“Following on from our earlier call, please find attached some photos of the finished pool. I just wanted to take time to thank you for all of your support on this project. We are delighted with the results and hope you agree it looks fantastic. Should you want to visit and see the final result in person, please let us know if you’re ever in the area.”

James Ashwell | Spring 2015

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Monograph

A journey through a domestic indoor pool project.

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