Design services

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES

Get Turner has an in-house design team, with qualified architects who work alongside our construction experts. We can either provide stand-alone architectural design, or a full design & build service. Our fees are extremely competitive, as we don’t have the overheads of large architectural practices.

Our architectural design services

The first step is a site visit and initial briefing to discuss the project. This is followed by a free, itemised fees proposal for the different levels of design work we can provide (based on the RIBA stages).

Once appointed, our architect then develops the design – and associated costs – alongside the client, to ensure that the budget and specification fit their requirements. Our services can include:

  • Architectural design – from concept to construction-ready drawings
  • Early cost calculations to match design to budget
  • Planning permission applications
  • Co-ordination with build team and pre-booked construction slot (Design & build only)
  • Structural design co-ordination
  • Advice on space- and cost-saving ideas and finishes
  • Bespoke kitchen / storage design co-ordination
  • Schedule of work and detailed costings as the design develops

Design & build

If you would prefer to work with one company on your project from start to finish, we can provide a full design & build service. This way, rather than having separate design and building phases, the process is integrated; the builder provides input into the design phase and there is a quicker, smoother transition to the construction phase. Another benefit is that all the many elements of a building project are considered and coordinated by just one team.

In the construction phase, we provide the following services:

  • Programme of works
  • Project and site management
  • Dedicated construction team
  • Manage all required permissions and paperwork
  • Source and order items on clients’ behalf

See more about the Construction phase.

RECENT DESIGN PROJECTS

1. Crouch End, N8 – 1-storey rear extension and garden landscaping

  • Appointed in August 2019 for full design and build service
  • Working on design stages – concept design, developed design, initial costings and planning application

2. Hackney, E9 – 1.5-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • Appointed in 2019 for full design and build service
  • Planning permission was achieved in January 2020, followed by the detailed technical design and costings phase

3. Bow, E3 – 1-storey rear extension and layout reconfiguration

  • We are working with the clients and their Occupational Therapist to design a small ground floor extension for a bedroom and bathroom, incorporating required accessibility aids
  • Appointed in July 2019 for architectural design service from concept, through planning, to construction-ready drawings

4. Hackney, E8 – full-width ground floor extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • Appointed for full design and build service
  • Planning permission was achieved in December 2018, followed by the detailed technical design and costing phase
  • Work started on site in June 2019

5. Hackney, E8 – 1- and 2-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • Appointed for full design and build service
  • Planning permission was achieved in August 2018, followed by the detailed technical design and costing phase
  • Works started in March and were completed in October 2019

6. Hackney, E9 – 1.5-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • Appointed for full design and build service
  • The construction slot was pre-booked and planning permission achieved in March 2018
  • Works started in July 2018 and were completed in February 2019 – see case study

7. Bow, E3 – 1-storey rear extension and garden reconfiguration

  • Developed client’s existing permitted development-approved drawings to construction level
  • Get Turner were appointed for the build, which is completed – see case study

The links below are useful reference points when planning your project:
Why use an architect?
Do I Need Planning Permission?