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Consultations

Do you have a building site or home that you want to develop but you’re not sure where to start?

Perhaps you have an idea about how to improve your property, but you don’t know if it’s feasible?

Or perhaps you are interested in purchasing a property but need advice on how it can be adapted to suit your needs before making an offer.

Whatever stage you’re at in your home project journey, a consultation with us will help to answer these questions.

All consultations are carried out by a Director and fully registered Architect (Mary or Robbie) and can take place in the comfort of your own home, at our offices or on-line.

We offer 3 consultation options;

An example of a sketch produced following one of our 'Design Focused Consultations'

Option 1

Preliminary Consultation : €190/£165

An indepth discussion about all aspects of your home project journey ideal for those just starting the process.

Option 2

Design Focused Consultation : €500/£450

This consultation includes all aspects of Option 1 and in addition is aimed at assessing and developing design options through hand drawn sketches.

Option 3

Design Review Consultation : €500/£450

Do you already have a set of design drawings but would like a second opinion to ensure that they are feasible or that the design fully answers the brief and best suits your needs?

Preliminary Consultation : €190/£165

This consultation provides an in-depth discussion about all aspects of your project journey from design strategies and statutory obligations through to cost implications and construction choices. It usually lasts in the region of 1-2 hours and can take place at your site/property, online or at our offices.

What you can expect;

  • A walk through of the property or site to discuss your requirements and propose design solutions in response to brief.
  • Early design guidance with regards to layout, massing, size, orientation, natural light, energy efficiency, materials, finishes etc.
  • Advice around budget, cost management and current construction rates, including an assessment of how realistic your budget is for achieving the entirety of your brief.
  • In depth discussion of each stage of the project journey, including what you can expect from the planning process, building control requirements, tendering and construction.
  • The aim of the consultation is to provide you with the information that you require to confidently take forward your home building project, or provide guidance on what aspects of the project you may need to consider further or may need to be addressed in order to make the project feasible.

Following the Consultation, we will email you a summary of the discussion, along with a copy of our ‘Services and Fees’ Letter, which will set out in detail the work stages for your particular project in its entirety, including the services we will provide and our associated fees.

All consultations will be carried out by a Director and fully registered Architect (Mary or Robbie.)

Please note that all costs are exclusive of VAT (VAT only applies to projects located in ROI.)

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Design Focused Consultation : €500/£450

This consultation includes all aspects of Option 1 and in addition is aimed at assessing and developing design options through hand drawn sketches. This consultation usually lasts in the region of 2-3 hours and can take place at your property or at our offices.

What you can expect;

  • We will sit down with you and explore the design possibilities of your project through hand drawn ‘to scale’ sketch plans.
  • We will discuss the virtues of each option, taking forward those ideas that work and rejecting those that don’t.
  • Implications regarding cost, planning requirements, energy saving measures and construction detailing will also be discussed in relation to the evolving design.
  • Following the meeting and once a general design strategy has been agreed through the sketch plans process, we will return to the office to collaborate the ideas into a final sketch plan that will be emailed back to you in pdf format. This will become the design basis for moving the project forward.

Please note that Existing Drawings of the property or site are required for this Consultation Option.

Following the Consultation, we will also email you a copy of our ‘Services and Fees’ Letter, which will set out in detail the work stages for your particular project in its entirety, including the services we will provide and our associated fees.

All consultations will be carried out by a Director and fully registered Architect (Mary or Robbie.)

Please note that all costs are exclusive of VAT (VAT only applies to projects located in ROI.)

Book a Consultation

Design Review Consultation : €500/£450

Do you already have a set of design drawings but would like a second opinion to ensure that they are feasible or that the design fully answers the brief and best suits your needs? If so, our Design Review Consultation could be of benefit to you.

What you can expect;

  • We will discuss any potential issues or concerns that you may have with the current design and then assess it with a critical eye. Aspects to be considered will include feasibility, budget and good practice design principles (including natural light, flow of space, orientation, room sizes, allocation of space, material and finishes selection, views and furniture positioning.)
  • Once any potential issues have been identified, we will return to the office to provide an alternative sketch design option that will improve the layout without detracting from the original brief. This sketch option will take the form of 2D hand drawn plans and elevations.
  • Additionally, a 3D model of the new and improved design can also be produced, to show what the building will look like both externally and internally (however this will incur an additional fee.)

All consultations will be carried out by a Director and fully registered Architect (Mary or Robbie.)

Please note that all costs are exclusive of VAT (VAT only applies to projects located in ROI.)

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If you are interested in booking one of the above consultations, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you to arrange a convenient time and location. Alternatively, you can email or call us directly.

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