We recently read that the Mayor of Leicester is trying to bring a Boxpark to the city.
This was an idea we proposed for a speculative scheme last year. The site of the proposed scheme has since been purchased by the council. I’m sure its only a coincidence but it would be nice to be considered for the scheme if our suspicions are correct.
Either way, this is a very exciting prospect for Leicester. I just hope he can pull it off.
Planners have asked us to amend the roof design on our new contemporary house refurbishment. This has changed the roof profile but we are all happy with the compromise.
The planners like the suggestion in principle and the design has allowed for a much larger second floor so the client is delighted.
We will be resubmitting the application next week.
The landscapers have produced their design for the inner court yard at our Care Home Extension scheme in Leicester. The client is delighted with the simple, easy to maintain proposal and have commissioned the Landscapers to design another garden for them.
We are always pleased when a recommendation works out.
We are still amazed at how many clients proceed with building works without having a Building Contract in place.
There are several types of Building Contracts to cater for all projects and they all cover the same details – Start Date, End Date, Construction Costs, Contract Information, Penalties for late delivery etc.
We find it difficult to believe that clients allow total strangers to under take major works on their homes and business based on a hand shake.
Take our advise, don’t start any scheme (regardless of size) without a Building Contract in place. How else can you control the parameters of your project?
If you’d like to know more about Building Contracts, Project Management or Contract Administration please contact our office or visit our website www.waltersarchitects.com
A book I read last year had a quotation I’ve noted. It has relevance to a couple of projects we are currently involved in and it should apply to anyone under estimating the role of an Architect…‘It’s your choice to accept a painting not painted by an artist’.
You can let a builder design your property if you like but ultimately you are responsible for the out come. I wouldn’t want a mechanic to design my car.