We are very flexible .You can choose all or some or one of the stages/steps below and you only pay when you are 100% satisfied.

STEP 1   Consultation              

A visit and consultation with an experienced, qualified, Chartered RIBA Architect, to understand your gaols, budget and special considerations. To discuss the nature of the project, the site, design restrictions especially in Conservation Areas and for Listed Buildings, the design options, your budget, and give you the best advice. If you wish we can prepare sketch ideas and answer all yor queries. We can then produce a taylored fee quote specific to your project.

STEP 2   Survey         

Once you are happy with the Stage 0, you can appoint The Victor Farrar partnership to carryout a full and accurate meaured survey of the property and or site. The draeings will be completed on a computer (CAD) and existing plans and elevations will be drawn up. This will give us a better understanding of the site and property and allow the feasibility stage to begin.

STEP 3  Design Stage


We look at all the options and develop the design on CAD for your comments and amendments until you are 100% happy. Finishes and materials will also be explored.

STEP 4      Developed Design & Planning Application Stage 


We complete the design and produce very accurate and detailed planning drawings. We send them to you, the client for your approval. We submit the drawings to the planning authority on your behalf. We have been very successful achieving planning permission for over 30 years.

STEP 5        Building Regulations & Construction Drawings Stage


We have been successful in achieving detailed building regulation drawings to submit to Building Control for their approval together with the structural engineers calculations for any steel beams etc. The builders are very happy using our detailed building regulation drawings as construction drawings on site.

STEP 6    Tendering, Contracts & On Site Construction to Completion   

We can prepare a detailed specification and schedule of work to ensure the tendering is like for like. We prepare a contract which is a legal document to fix the price so you do not rely on a quotation which is flexible on site. We prepare a Tender Package and a Contract.

We carryout on site contract administration including an initial site meeting with you and the contactor, to sign a JCT contract. Other meetings and inspections are held on site, and we issue Interim payment Certificates to completion/ Handover to certify payments to builders and ensure they have carried out the work to a good quality.