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Below is the usual way the architect, in collaboration with the client, develops the design ideas for a project using the RIBA work stages.


This schedule is a complete scope of services, of course it can be modified to suit the needs of each client who may not need all these services. This will be discussed on a project by project basis.

Plan of Work 

  • Initial design: Appraisal. The practicalities of the client's aspirations are explored & constraints are identified.

  • Strategic Brief: Survey of existing buildings. Explore design options.

  • Outline proposals: Design options provided to explore the brief.

  • Detailed proposals: Apply for planning permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness if required

  • Final Proposals: Prepare an approximate cost budget for the job.

  • Production Information: Building regulation application submitted.

  • Tender Documentation: Prepare a detailed scope of works

  • Mobilisation:  Help you choose the builder.

  • Construction to Practical Completion: Administer the contract if required.

  • After Practical Completion: Final Account & snagging.

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