This is what we do…
Our bread and butter. We work up architectural schemes ranging from the very small ( a porch!) to the very large ( a 1880 hotel conversion ). Our expertise is in offering honest, accurate and realistic advise on what you can achieve from your project. Whether you are considering a simple improvement, a new build house, or full blown development, feel free to get in touch.
Feasibility and Concept Design
You have an idea, but are not sure it will work. Dot offer a free initial appraisal and feasibility service. We will meet you on site to discuss your requirements, and we will offer sound advice on your best route for the development. Need more detail? We can work up detailed development appraisals, just ask.
Planning Drawings and Design
The fun part to any project, putting peoples dreams onto paper, and offering our own spin on what might be appropriate for the project. We take these drawings from conception through to planing approval, with all the bits in between. During this stage we keep a close eye on budget, timings and your requirements.
Building Regulations/Project Management
Once you have the all important design and approval, we are perfectly equipped to take your scheme through the building regulation stage, and then onto site management if required. This process can be a stressful period, so we work closely with building control, client and contractor to ensure that you are happy every step of the way through your project, all we ask for is plenty of tea facilities on site.
One of our most passionate things on the job is gaining approvals. We ensure your project has its be opportunity of getting approved though continued dialogue with the relevant authorities. This attitude ensures that your scheme is in the best position to get the proper result. Our extensive knowledge of planning policy and experience in the planning ‘game’ has meant we can provide you with a route forward, even on the most contentious of schemes.
Code for Sustainable Homes
If possible, we would all like to be more eco friendly. Well, the Code for Sustainable homes is an initiative that helps ensure that new builds are as eco friendly as possible. Dot has in house assessors, and this ensures we can help clients through the various protocols and paperwork required to meet these requirements. Certain levels of The Code for Sustainable Homes are becoming conditions set out by local authorities after planning permission is granted. Feel free to get in touch if you are confused, we are here to help.
We create exciting spaces, both inside and out. Once you have a design you are happy with, why not ask us about the interior design side. We can work up simple layouts and mood board to your taste, along with full specification and visuals to help bring the scheme alive. Its not just residential, we have commercial experience also, from bars, cafes and hotels.
Presentation is key to our work, and as such we have a keen eye on what works graphically. We can help clients rebrand and develop that brand to something more prominent. We have developed an identity for a number of clients, and put together graphical packages for big hitters like the BBC Magazine ‘Focus’.