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RJA STAGE 1 - Initial Meeting

If you are interested in our work and ready to proceed with your project, we can offer a free 1-2 hour initial consultation meeting at our offices in Devon, Salisbury, London or Scotland. This meeting enables us to show you some examples of our work and offer free advice relating to design, build costs and fees in relation to your project. Alternatively, we can visit your site for the initial meeting, but may charge a nominal fee for this.



RJA STAGE 2 - Sketch Scheme

Once you have visited us and would like to engage us to commence work on your project, we undertake initial site visits, briefing, planning inquiries and sketch proposal drawings on an hourly rate basis. This enables us to establish your brief and the design direction you would like your project to take.



RJA STAGE 3 - Planning Application

Following completion of our Sketch Scheme work and your instructions to proceed, we then charge all further fees as a percentage of the estimated construction cost (this is agreed with you based on the approved sketch scheme and all Sketch Scheme fees are deducted from the agreed Planning fee). The next stage would be to produce drawings and other documentation suitable for submission as a planning application and/or Listed Building Concent application.



RJA STAGE 4 - Building Regs / Tender

Following receipt of planning permission for your project, we will then produce construction drawings, notes and details suitable to obtain Full Plans Building Regulations approval and competitive tender prices from suitable contractors. We will also liaise with all necessary consultants and specialist sub-contractors (eg timber framers, SIPS etc) on your behalf.



RJA STAGE 5a - Structural Warranty / Inspections

We can assist you with obtaining a 3rd-Party Warranty from a self-build insurance provider.

We would obtain at least 3 quotations on your behalf and advise you which product best suits your requirements

NB: further fees will be charged for design or specification changes.



RJA STAGE 5b - Contract Admin

We can undertake full contract administration if you wish and act as the Contract Adminstrator for you and your chosen contractor with regard to a suitable JCT contract. This service would include minimum monthly site meetings, valuations, site assistance and provision of Architects Completion Certificate. This service may not be available to sites further than 75 miles from our offices.


RJA STAGE 5c - Site Assistance

If we are not undertaking Contract Administration, we are still available to provide site assistance and answer site or design queries from you or your builder on an hourly rate basis. We can also attend site meetings if you wish.


Special Activities

We can undertake additional services, such as the following: Measured Land / Building Surveys, Landscape Design, Interior / Furniture Design, Timber Frame Drawings, Project Management and Conservation / Listed Buildings advice - please contact us for a fee quotation

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