Architecture offers a flexible service approach depending on the client's
budget for professional fees.
We offer a wide range of
services from a basic service of concept plans and construction plans with
electrical designs to a full architectural service with site
administration and even a full turnkey construction management service,
which includes all professional services including engineering and
Archen will present all
concept designs with 3D views to assist the client in visualising the
design as a finished product thus taking away a lot of the stress
ordinarily associated with such a project. The client can be confident in
knowing exactly what the completed project will look like right at the
outset from the design concept stage.
The entire project is
designed including ceiling designs with bulkheads and even external areas
like landscaping, paving, swimming pool and entertainment areas –
nothing is left to chance.
Prior to putting any
design work in hand, all relevant site information is obtained from the
local authorities, home owners associations, etc.
• Site dimensions
• Town and regional planning restrictions and schemes
• Service connections and services
• Estate/Association guidelines (if any)
• Topographical survey
• Neighbouring influences and privacy considerations
• Prevailing weather conditions
Each design is a careful
integration of balance, proportion, space and light creating new and
innovative designs as individual as our clients are. It is vital for
clients to understand fully the concept of the flow and planning and
therefore full-colour CAD plans are presented and explained in design
Once the planning is
finalised, we focus on the external features and details by means of a
3D photo-real presentation.
The advantages of this
are evident and it is a crucial design tool for finalising colours,
textures and materials that will be used in the completed project. This
is presented by large, photo-quality printouts, which the client can
take home and appreciate at any time.
This is an important
stage in which highly-detailed, scaled plans are provided which indicate
all sections, elevations, details, schedules and specifications in order
to assist the contractor in bringing the concept to reality.
These plans are submitted
to the local authority for approval and given to other consultants and
specialists on the project.
Included in this stage is
the electrical design. These plans indicate all positions and types of
lighting, power poinst and built-in electrical appliances.
tendering of plans for pricing is also offered to assist the client.
A number of site
inspections are carried out to ensure that the contractor is accurately
following the plans and the project is running smoothly, thus minimising
and/or eliminating delays and variations. Archen Architecture assists
the contractor with any additional queries he may have and we view it as
being important to work together as a team towards a common goal to the
advantage of the client.
Advising the client with
selection of finishes, specialists, consultants and suppliers, Archen
assists clients from start to finish so that the end result of the
building is something of which the client and ourselves can be proud.