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AFA provides architectural design services for both residential and commercial projects. Projects range from simple domestic extensions to specialist designs for disabled adaptations and new build projects. As Chartered Building Surveyors we can also advise if your building requires necessary repair works prior to refurbishment or adaptation, saving you time and cost in the long term.

Our design service is tailored to individual needs and we provide the full range of services required in connection with the design and construction of new buildings, conversions, alterations and extensions. Initial design proposals and sketch plans are prepared to the Clients requirements and discussions are held with the Local Planning Authority to secure their approval. Full plans, working drawings and tender documents are prepared, advice on suitable contractors given and competitive tenders obtained. The contract is project managed to final completion and agreement of final account.

Buildings have a significant impact on the environment through the emission of greenhouse gases, the production of waste and the consumption of water, timber and other materials. Before embarking on any construction project we believe it is important to consider this impact and how it can be minimised. If sustainable materials and systems are to be incorporated into the project it is important to include them early in the design stage and some of the products that may be considered include rainwater and grey water harvesting, insulation, solar heating, solar photovoltaic cells, green roofing, under floor heating and eco paints.

AFA also provides advice on current planning & building control issues and complete tender & construction design packages working closely with the client, liaising with consultants, local authorities and building contractors.

Our design and planning service offers:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Local Authority consultations
  • Sustainable design solutions (initial designs)
  • A professional architectural service if required
  • Planning applications
  • Building control submissions
  • Listed building and conservation area consent
  • Archeological mapping of scheduled ancient monuments or listed buildings
  • Sustainable design solutions
  • Refurbishment proposals
  • Construction details and working drawings
  • Structural engineering
  • Specifications and schedules of work
  • Measured surveys
  • Production of lease plans
  • Full project management of the whole design and build process


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