PTMA offer full architectural services to our clients. This includes architectural assistance with the client brief and concept design, to assistance on-site and throughout the build process.
However, we are more than able to tailor our offering to a partial service should you require. Examples of this might include:
We can tailor our services to the suit your individual project. As such, our fees are calculated on a project-by-project basis.
Our fees will depend on the extent of the services as listed above, but will also be affected by:
It’s important that we note our fees don’t always directly relate to the total construction cost. However, fees will reflect where the construction cost is impacted by the above factors.
As a family business, we pride ourselves on tailoring our services to our clients’ needs and tailoring our fees accordingly. It is difficult to provide an estimate and is easier to give an accurate price indication once we have worked out a brief or initial concept with you.
Responding to or developing a brief with a client
Site master planning and initial concepts
Developing designs, details, interiors and selections
Managing required approvals process
Documenting for town planning through to Building Application and Construction Certificates
Coordinating consultant documents where required, depending on the project
Providing ‘for construction’ documents for projects where requested (a higher level of resolution and detail to inform the build process)
Providing amended documents of ‘as built’ documents where requested
Project management services, from design, through to documentation and to delivery of project.
This typically involves:
Ongoing liaison with our clients from the beginning of a project through to the completion of our role.
Managing a consultant team so that we can be a single point of contact for our clients.
Obtaining builder pricing.
Preparation of standard building contracts where required.
Providing services to assist the client (and builder) through the construction phases of a project where required.
Assisting clients with keeping project costs down and within budget, from the early stages of the project through to construction.
This can include collaboration with a quantity surveyor as required, prior to builder pricing. This is recommended for most projects.
Please note that not all clients want this aspect of a service as it does take time and hence cost money. However, building a good relationship with the project team includes the quantity surveyor and builder.
The sooner this is started, the sooner the project design can be tested against a client’s budget.