At C+A Design we provide a range of services, tailored to meet your needs. We often act as the lead consultant on projects and are able to advise on what is needed to help you realise your dreams, or solve your problems. If you would like to discuss how we can help with your project, please contact us.
Feasibility studies are the first stage of any project, and we are vastly experienced in providing the site layout drawings, reports, and estimation of costs needed for these. We will work closely with you to understand your needs and can evaluate the opportunities and constraints of your site, to bring out it’s fullest potential.
We are highly skilled in preparing drawings, compiling supporting statements and co-ordinating with engineers and other consultants, to ensure a well-supported planning application. We will work closely with you to develop the design of your project and prepare a planning application to be submitted to the local council.
Our team are well versed in producing more detailed drawings and a construction specification, which are required to ensure compliance with building regulations. We can help you appoint a contractor and act as intermediary, which can significantly help with fair cost negotiations.
We make use of our experience collaborating with contractors and builders, to ensure the smooth and successful completion of a project. This involves answering design queries, making site inspections and keeping you regularly updated during this building stage. We’ll also provide a thorough record of works done to aid with any future maintenance.
We are committed to ensuring you are satisfied at every stage of your project, even after it has been completed. We provide on-going support as required, and are happy to revisit sites, advise on maintenance and support you through any future changes, such as extensions or layout changes.
The Passivhaus standard is methodology for designing and modelling very low energy buildings, which also provide comfort and health benefits for occupants. We have a Passivhaus certified designer who is able to discuss how the standard might work with your project.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) software enables the construction of digital 3D models. We use it to incorporate design information into a project design, improving co-ordination and accuracy, and allowing more informed decisions to be taken earlier in the design process.
As architectural designers, we are naturally placed to undertake this function, which involves the management of the building contract between you and contractor during the construction phase. This service is essential to the success of a project, management of costs and key to avoiding disputes.
We offer hard and soft landscape design services, integrating the architectural design with the environment as a whole. Our speciality lies in low-maintenance schemes, including a full planting schedule and notes, which particularly suits the retail sector.
We regularly work within conservation areas and on grade II listed buildings, as well as in national parks. These schemes require a sensitive touch that respects the heritage and setting of the site.
The Principal Designer role is a legal requirement on many projects which includes providing advice and assistance in planning, managing, monitoring, and coordinating health and safety during the pre-construction phase of a project. We have vast experience in this role, and regularly undertake it across all sectors.
Environmental factors such as energy use, carbon emissions and biodiversity are all considered in the work we do. We have a particular area of expertise in the protection of groundwater in relation to fuel facilities.
We can help support you in the long-term management of your estate by co-ordinating and managing work such as major refurbishments and shop refreshes. Works can also be reactive, responding to incidents such as fires or collision damage.
Our management services ensure that projects run smoothly. We achieve this through controlling risks and cost, and making sure all parties involved in a project are appropriately informed, so all involved are working towards the same goal.
We can advise you on how to maximise your chances of gaining planning permission and then co-ordinate and submit strong planning applications. Many of our projects include an aspect of this service, while for some projects this service is the majority of the work.