Smithy Studio Tel: 01852500335
Contact: Argyll Architects

"We believe that an architect’s role is to find solutions that their clients did not realise were possible"
The following is a summary of the main services that we carry out:

  • Feasibility
    Discuss the client’s requirements; assess these and give general advice on how to proceed
    Carry out preparatory work to establish the feasibility of the client’s requirements, for example…
    make contact with the Planning department and other statutory consultees
    site surveys
    surveys of existing buildings

  • Outline proposals and scheme design
    Prepare outline proposals and develop a scheme design; prepare a cost estimate; build up a proposed timetable
    Submit Planning Application

  • Detail Design
    Develop the scheme design
    Co-ordinate other professionals (engineer etc) where necessary
    Attend to statutory requirements
    Submit Building Warrant Application

  • Production Information
    Prepare drawings, specification and schedule of work in sufficient detail to enable a contractor to prepare a tender

  • Tender to Completion
    Invite tenders from approved contractors; advise on tenders submitted.
    Alternatively arrange for a price to be negotiated with a contractor
    Advise on the appointment of the contractor and prepare a building contract between the client and the contractor
    Administer the terms of the building contract:
    Make periodic site visits to monitor progress
    Check, by visual inspection, on the use of materials and conformity with the approved drawings and specification
    Issue certificates when the contractor is due to be paid
    Prepare the final account at the end of the work
    Apply for a completion certificate

Tom McCardel Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1852 500335 or +44 (0) 1852 375002
The Smithy Studio, Barbreck, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, PA31 8QW
Contact: Argyll Architects