Smithy Studio
Tel: 01852500335
Contact: Argyll Architects

We are happy to be involved in any part of a project from an initial consultation with the planning department to undertaking all architectural and administrative aspects of a construction project.
The following is a summary of the services that we undertake, but please contact us if you have a requirement not mentioned below:

  • 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) 1852500335
Smithy Studio,Ardfern,Argyll,PA31 8QW
Email: Argyll Architects