Architect Services

Our reputation is founded on our specialism for the careful repair, sensitive conservation and sympathetic development of historic and heritage buildings.

 

See below a list of services we can provide for you:

 

Surveys ~We can undertake a detailed condition survey of your building, providing a written report and drawings – including estimates for any repairs or maintenance identified.

Specifications and Design ~ We can undertake a measured survey of your building to produce a specification of work for contractors and to enable both concept and detailed design drawings to be produced, compliant with current building regulations, for planning applications, including listed building consent; grant applications or Faculty applications.

Repairs, Maintenance and Extensions ~ We can provide architectural services to assist you with repairs; building extensions or internal changes to your building, such as new lighting schemes, heating systems, new kitchens or toilets. Our services range from preparing detailed plans, up to obtaining tenders from contractors and can also include managing the works on site.

Planning and Listed Building Consent Applications ~We can provide assistance with all types of planning application, which generally includes liaison with the Planning Authority; the provision of drawings to support your application; submit your online application; liaison with any statutory consultant organisations and resolve any queries highlighted during the planning process.

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Contact us for a free of charge initial consultation

Do you have a project you would like help with? Nicholas Warns Architects provides excellent customer care and communications support to all its clients, contractors and funders – if you have a question, please call or email us. We are here to help.

CDM Principal Designer Service

Following new Health & Safety Executive (HSE) regulations (2015) a Construction Design Management (CDM) Principal Designer role has been introduced to all building contracts. You must by law appoint a qualified person in this role at the start of a project to be involved throughout the design process.

Principal designers are required to

    • Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate health and safety during the pre-construction phase
    • Ensure the project team work together to reduce risks, co-ordinate information, and generate solutions for construction, maintenance and cleaning that are as risk fee and obvious as possible
    • Generate and organise information for the health and safety file and hand this over at the end of their commission to you
    • Organise and ensure circulation of all pre-existing information on the project
    • Ensure that coherent pre-construction information regarding the project both prior to the current work and as generated by the team is handed over to the principal contractor.

Within our practice, Iain Walker is qualified to offer these Principal Designer services.

I would like to thank you for the work carried out on the Chancel. Great care was taken in the churchyard, the work was well executed and the working area left clean and tidy. This was much appreciated.

Happisburgh PCC

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