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
  • Co-ordination with build team and pre-booked construction slot (Design & build only)
  • Advice on space- and cost-saving ideas and finishes
  • Bespoke kitchen / storage design co-ordination
  • Planning permission applications
  • Structural 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. Hackney, E9 – a 1.5-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • 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

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

  • Full design and build service
  • After planning permission was granted in August 2018, the detailed technical design and costing phase was then finalised and works started in March 2019

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

  • Full design and build service
  • Planning permission was achieved in December 2018, the construction slot was secured in advance, and the detailed design and costs are being developed for work to start in April 2019

4. Hackney, N1 – side return extension and refurbishment

  • Full design and build service
  • Planning permission was achieved in November 2018 and the detailed technical design and costing phase are now progressing in line with the clients’ requirements and budget

5. Bow, E3 – a single-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 was completed in July 2017 – see case study

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