We are often asked questions by new clients about the design process, building issues and the project management of our schemes. In response to this we have developed a friendly guide to the whole business of designing and building construction project – please see below. You will find working methods, work stages and our terms and conditions. This forms the basis of the contract that exists between Giles & Pike Architects and our clients.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
We are a RIBA chartered practice as such we work in accordance with the RIBA’s ‘Plan of Work’ i.e. we work through the sequential work stages as set out by the RIBA’s conditions of engagement
Architects Registration Board (ARB)
All the architects working at Giles & Pike Architects are registered with ARB and as such we all work in accordance with the Code of Conduct set out by the ARB
- To produce imaginative and innovation design schemes in response to client’s brief.
- Bring to the design and construction process a practical approach and to ensure that ‘form’ most definitely ‘follows function’.
- To project manage our schemes in a positive and professional manner thereby ensure our clients enjoy as smooth a ride as possible whilst their project is in the construction phase.
In all our projects, we strive to ensure that the building costs and all associated costs (professional fees and VAT etc) are more that recouped in the subsequent uplift in the value of the property. This is not a factor that can be guaranteed but we do have an excellent track record in the respect of residential property values well and truly eclipsing the overall client investment in the project. Therefore, we know that good design and careful project management really does add value.