Tom Wallace - Building Technology - About


About the Business

I offer a straight-forward architectural design and draughting service for all types of buildings - both domestic and commercial. Please follow the links from the home page to see current and completed projects. The service comprises the following stages:-

Carry out a measured survey of the property and prepare ‘As Existing’ drawings.

Prepare design drawings based on client requirements.

Submit an application for Planning Consent.

Prepare detailed drawings and submit an application for Building Warrant.

Help find a building contractor on behalf of clients and supervise works through to completion.

All of the above stages are costed from the outset. I also provide an indication of the likely costs of council fees for the various approvals needed and any third party consultant's fees. For instance, there may be a requirement for a structural engineer.

As a business, I aim to promote ecological solutions to building wherever possible. I can advise on such matters as renewable energy installations, ecologically-sound building materials and also grants and loans that may be available to clients to help with the costs involved.

The business also looks to provide help to charities and social enterprises who may otherwise struggle to have architectural work prepared on their behalf. Initial drawings can be prepared for little or no fee in order to assist such groups in applying for funding and for preliminary discussions with the council and potential stakeholders. Please see the Fees section for more information on this and other reductions available for specific types of work.

With low overheads and minimal running costs, I am able to provide very competitive pricing. An initial visit can often be made to your property free of charge and this is followed by a letter explaining the various works which may be involved, along with a proposal of fees.

For more detail about making an appointment and also about the various consents that might be needed for your project, please see the relevant pages elsewhere on this site.

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