How We Work
At JAR Architecture we are passionate about giving our clients the highest level of service. We understand that engaging an Architect can be a “once in a lifetime” experience and we strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible - delivering your project on time and on
Consultation and Brief
In order to begin your architectural project, we will meet with you for an initial site visit where we can discuss your project in detail, establish our remit and thereafter generate a brief and prepare a fee proposal for you – all of this is undertaken by JAR Architecture free of charge and with no obligation.
Design and Planning Application
Once you are ready to move forward with your project a survey will be carried out detailing the current site. At this stage, other professionals such as Ecologists, Arboriculturists etc. may be instructed to provide additional information pertinent to planning. We will then develop an initial concept design and refine this with you until we have a final design which is ready to be submitted, along with other supporting documentation, to the Local Planning Authority.
Building Regs and Tender
Following the successful granting of planning permission the next stage is for us to develop more technical drawings made up of plans, sections, elevations, details and written notes, specification and schedule of works. It is important that these documents are as detailed as possible as the more information that can be handed to a contractor(s) the more accurate the tender price will be. This ensures that you have the very best cost estimation before moving ahead with your project.
Once a contractor has been appointed to carry out the work, we will prepare a construction contract on your behalf between yourself and the contractor. Thereafter, we will act as contract administrator on your project (this does not include any project management). We will liaise with the contractor providing them with all the plans and information that they require for the construction. We will visit the site every two weeks to ensure that works are proceeding in accordance with the contract in a timely fashion, certify payments for the works carried out, make final inspections and issue a final certificate.
How we work – Why Choose Us
JAR Architecture is a small practice with big practice experience and aspirations. We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service to our clients. We have a friendly, flexible approach and are able to carry out meetings in our design studio, on location or in your own home at any day / time to suit you.
We understand that undertaking any kind of building work can be overwhelming and stressful and we will endeavour to help and support you with every step of your project.
We are committed to providing our clients with a professional service. We adhere to the RIBA Code of Conduct, ARB Code of Conduct and CIAT Code of Conduct, ensuring the highest professional standard.
We offer a full service from feasibility advice, concept design through to full contract administration.
JAR Architecture is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest technologies and we can produce 3D visual impressions and 3D plastic models of our designs. We have just purchased our first Virtual Reality headsets and are hopeful to be able to bring this new technology to our clients later this year!
Local knowledge and connections
At JAR Architecture we work closely with local Consultants and key partners your project might need, such as:
Structural and Civil Engineers
CSH Energy Consultants
Party Wall Surveyor
Not only do we cover projects within North Wales and Cheshire but we also have considerable international experience in designing architectural high end residential housing and dealing with AIA contracts if you have aspirations to begin a project in Bermuda or the Caribbean.
If you're looking for an Architect to create your House Extension, Eco Home, Self Build, Create more Light & Space, Dream Home, Energy Efficiency, Smart Home or simply turn your plans into a reality then get in touch today.