Here at Oaktree Architectural, we work with various types of customers in York and surrounding areas, including private individuals, building contractors, businesses, community projects, and so on. On this page, we detail the four different stages when it comes to the designing and planning process of architectural design.
Our design consultation begins with you on-site design, where we initially aid you in the elaboration of your ideas, developing your brief, and recording any particular specifications for your project. During this time, we may also discuss Permitted Development for your project, looking at your full planning application. Additionally, we can offer an idea of the estimated potential build costs of your proposal. Outlining our range of services, you will be clear about what exact services we can offer you.
After finishing the initial consultation, you can then make an informed decision to go ahead with Oaktree Architectural for your project, or not. At this stage, you will be provided with an Architectural Fee Proposal. This lists a detailed rundown of the different stages of services required for us to deliver your project.
If you accept our Fee Proposal, we can then move forward and will arrange another appointment with you. The next step is to carry out a photographic and measured survey of all the areas that your project covers. This then leads to the production of scale drawings of your property. Moving on from this, we can design drawings and any 3D modelling and visuals you may have chosen in your Fee Proposal. Your project will start to come to life through these visuals.
Once we have received your approval of the final design, we develop these initial drawings into full planning drawings, typically with a scale of 1:50 or 1:100. From here, we can continue to the planning application stage. The drawings developed at this stage, as well as any other supporting information, will be submitted to your LA planning department (for example, Location Plans, Block Plans, Daylight-Sunlight Assessments, and Design and Access Statements.) Finally, during this design and planning phase, we will monitor the application and liaise with the Planners on your behalf.