How We Work
We work closely with our clients to understand as much as we can about who they are, how they live and what motivates them. By getting to know each other, we can understand what they are lacking and how best to respond to their needs.
Visual communication allows us to design in collaboration with our clients; we use the latest digital design software to model the built form, allowing us to produce rendered images, virtual reality walk-through and model sharing apps. We find this is a highly effective way of communicating design intent and allows our clients a constant involvement in the design process by envisioning in 3-dimension how space will be experienced.
Services We Offer
Cherry Architects undertakes the full range of professional architectural services, as set out in the Royal Institute of British Architects Plan of Work. Our services are tailored to the specific requirements of each individual project.
Our services include the following:
Bathroom & Kitchen Packages
Applications for Lawful Development
Building Control Applications
Our services generally start with in-depth research through observation and discussions with our clients about how they live, what motivates them and what their aspirations are for their space.
The design process begins with concept design, where research is developed into 3-dimensional design.
Once the design principles are established, we develop the concept design into a rationalised built form. During design meetings, we discuss with our clients all aspects of the design such as the benefits of different materials, products and finishes. At this stage we also develop the interior design package if required.
Planning or Permitted Development: Once our clients are happy with the design, we start to prepare the planning application or application for permitted development. Planning permission is a legal consent that allows you to build. Many designs may not require planning permission as they are classed as permitted development. Permitted development allows you to build straight away without permission but imposes certain limitations to material and size.
We produce a full planning application, which consists of 2-dimensional drawings with the addition of rendered images and reports if required. If it is clear that an additional report is required from an external professional consultant, we will identify a company and deal directly with them. We offer the production of the following reports:
Design and Access Statement
Flood Risk Assessment
Following the submission of the Planning Application, we start to develop the design into a set of technical drawings and specification. These drawings set out how the building will be built and note any site conditions, products, materials and relevant information.
Once the technical information is finalised, we prepare a package of drawings and information that form the Tender Package. This package is sent to a selection of contractors who are pre-selected to tender for the work. We can assist you in selecting a list of contractors and sending and receiving the tender packages.