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Design + Innovation

Our Services

our process

Ideas. Everything starts with an idea. We sit down with you to understand exactly what you would like to do and create a design brief to work from.

 

Design. Armed with a brief, we set about turning your ideas into designs that work for you. Our design process involves everything from hand-drawn sketches to 3D walkthroughs that provide you with a visual representation of your thoughts.

 

Application. Once the final design is approved, we prepare and submit all applications needed for your project on your behalf. Monitoring your application and resolving any queries where necessary.

 

Manage. We liaise with local builders and invite them to formally tender for undertaking approved works. We acquire fixed fee estimates, time commitments and building costs for project completion.

We are privileged to work on a broad range of projects for our clients. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’re able to provide the following services;

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

An architectural feasibility study helps clients assess the merit of a potential investment. We can explore various options for a particular site and advise whether the idea is likely to gain planning permission. This will help you to decide if the project will be financially viable and whether or not the investment as a whole is worth the time.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Our passion is architectural design, and we specialise in several different types, both traditional, contemporary/luxury and sustainable. We can help you with the architectural concepts, focusing on the key components and elements of design development that unify into a coherent and functional design that works for your unique lifestyle.

Computer Visualisations

Using three-dimensional software such as Sketchup and BIM, our client’s dreams can be produced into a 3D visual model, providing a simple, easy-to-read photo-realistic concept.


The model can then be laid out on paper and produced for application submissions. These models are beneficial in assisting local planning authorities to understand the proposed design intent and often alleviate a majority of their typical concerns.

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FULL MEASURED SURVEY

A measured building survey accurately represents your building, showing all the structural elements and architectural features. Floor plans are essential to represent the building accurately, and this is backed up with elevations and cross-sections presented as scaled survey drawings. Our technical capability in this area is second to none, and we will only proceed to this level of detail once you have engaged us to work on your project.

Planning Applications

Planning permission can transform the value of land and can create development opportunities. It can be a protracted experience fraught with uncertainty — but the potential gain usually outweighs the pain. We can assist with this, and our advice can help you avoid common, costly mistakes in the process. We have considerable experience in the planning process. 

 

Local Authorities can advise clients on the formulation and submission of a range of different planning applications, including Householder, Conservation, Listed Building, Outline to Full applications for residential and commercial.

BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLICATIONS

We can prepare all drawings, specifications and, where necessary, calculations for structure, thermal, water consumption, and the like and submit for checking and approval on your behalf. In this way, we help avoid contravening the building regulations and thus avert potentially costly delays for your project.

WORKING DRAWINGS & DETAILING

Working drawings provide dimensioned and graphical information that can be used by:

 

– contractor to construct the works 

– suppliers to fabricate components of the works 

– to assemble or install components

 

They may include architectural drawings, structural drawings, civil drawings, mechanical drawings, electrical drawings and so on. Our working drawings typically comprise two-dimensional orthogonal projections of the building or component they describe, such as plans, sections, and elevations. These are drawn to scale using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Three-dimensional or BIM working drawings can also be produced if required.

Sourcing External Consultants

We can help you find an external consultant to work on your project to solve any problems and implement the solutions to help resolve site-specific issues.

Onsite Assistance

As an architect practice, we can assist and lead you fully through the construction process, from sourcing a trusted builder/contractor, to project management and administering the building contracts. The process would include:

Interior Design

We can help you put the finishing touches on your project through our associated company Arcadia Home & Living, which offers luxury kitchens and bathrooms.

Starting a new project?

Speak to the Void Architecture team today about your new project. Fill out the form below or call the office on 01328 801536.

1. Highest Professional Standards: Void Architecture are a CIAT Chartered Practice, fully audited annually, working to the highest industry standards, with the greatest industry knowledge and continual professional development throughout the team
2. Responsive and Client Focused: Void Architecture are committed to respond to your call, enquiry or query within 48hrs (or sooner where possible). This means you can progress your project quickly! We proactively respond to site queries when they are made to avoid site and programme delays.

3. Friendly and Helpful: From our first interaction to the last, we are committed to provide you with a friendly, welcoming and helpful services throughout your journey with us. We assist our clients through every appointed stage.

4. Detailed Documentation and Drawings: Void Architecture are committed to provide you with quality services and documentation, which in turn will often mean reduced client headaches once on site and the build programme should be smoother. Providing high quality drawings from the off greatly reduces the risk of variations during the building phase, contractor variations or unknowns and cost variations, giving you peace of mind about your budget!

5. Proactive Updates: We keep our client’s updated and informed throughout their journey with us, including updates on all critical phases of the project. You will know where we are at during each phase to avoid constant chasing emails or calls.

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

We understand that building a home or investing in making a change to your existing property is a bit commitment and therefore we offer a free initial consultation to help understand the needs pertaining to your project and so that we can demonstrate that you can trust us with your project.


An Initial consultation, provides an opportunity to help get to know our client and for them to get to know us, giving us an idea of what it is you are looking for but also give you an understanding of our work processes and abilities, it also helps us to consider any particular barriers or potential issues to being able to proceed, where we can draw on our knowledge and experience of viability.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Planning permission can transform the value of land and can create development opportunities. It can be a protracted experience fraught with uncertainty — but the potential gain usually outweighs the pain. We can assist with this and our expert advice can help you to avoid common costly mistakes in the process.

We have considerable experience of the planning process, Local Authorities and can advise clients on the formulation and submission of a range of different planning applications including Householder, Conservation, Listed Building, Outline to Full applications for both residential and commercial.

SOURCING EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS

We have a wide network of highly skilled consultants that can help deliver your project and by understanding your unique requirements during the initial stages, can help you find an external consultant that can work closely as part of the team to solve any site-specific issues and implement the solutions so the project runs to time and budget.