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Our Services

BESPOKE DRAWING & DESIGN PACKAGES

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PLANNING DRAWING PACKAGES

Planning Application drawing packages for your  house extension, barn, loft, garage and basement conversion projects. We work with you to develop your vision into a complete design package,
we produce all the drawings you require and take care of the planning application on your behalf.
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BUILDING  CONTROL DRAWING PACKAGES

Building Control drawing and specification package prepared for house extension, loft, garage and basement conversion projects.
We also prepare and submit your application to your local authority, and act as your agent for the duration of the project.

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PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AND CDM ADVISOR

We integrate health and safety into the management of construction projects from the design concept onwards, resulting in safer living and working environments.

What can we do for you?

Whether you are looking for a new build, extension or renovation, Sphion Ltd will help you through the whole design and planning process. We offer a FREE initial consultation, evening and weekend appointments, and the following services:

Architectural Designs & Surveys

We are qualified and experienced architectural technicians; we specialise in building design and planning

 

Building Conversions & Refurbishments

We cover all aspects of building work including re-designs, extensions & conversions

 

Garage, Loft & Barn Conversions

Whether it's a garage conversion, loft, porch, annexe or outbuilding we can design a fantastic new space for you

 

House Extensions, Remodelling & Alterations

Whether you are renovating, extending, or buying we can provide you with a wealth of advice and information and assist you through out each step of the process

 

Building Regulation Applications & Drawings

We complete the necessary paperwork and produce architectural drawings, and advise and submit planning and building regulation applications on your behalf

 

Building Space Planning & Draughting Services

We combine extensive knowledge of construction with architectural flair to create innovative solutions

 

Feasibility Studies

We investigate and evaluate the potential of a site or building, so you can be confident your requirements are understood and being met

 

Listed Buildings & Property Development

Developing property with historic or architectural interest? We offer a sympathetic approach to sensitive and listed buildings

 

2D & 3D Visualisation

Architectural visualisation can make a real difference to the success of any development, enhancing a project at every stage of the process

Types of Architectural Services we provide

  1. Building Design:  Professional and efficient development of new construction or renovation plans that successfully resolve a client’s space planning and design requirements within their budget.

  2. Facility/Building Analysis / Existing Conditions Report:  Evaluation of an existing building including components such as walls, windows, roofs, floor plans, room layouts, building science audits and equipment resulting in a summary report of the findings.

  3. Building Regulations:  Project-specific review of applicable Regulations, including British standards and Euro codes, accessibility standards, energy standards, local zoning ordinances, land use, plans, and other regulations.

  4. Energy-Efficiency Assessments:  Review of building components, insulation levels, heating and lighting systems, and operational features to assess current performance levels and opportunities for energy savings. We also carry out Fire Risk Assessments.

  5. Feasibility Study with Cost Estimating:  A report outlining options and associated costs for potential solutions to a stated project goal, for example, change of use for an existing structure.  Often includes basic drawings or sketches explaining the solutions.

  6. Space Planning:  Graphic study showing arrangement of spaces, room layouts, and activities making up a floor plan. Studies will show room dimensions, shapes, number and types of spaces, and relationships (adjacencies) for all desired spaces.  Multiple arrangements can be developed and evaluated for efficiency and functional success.

  7. Site Planning: Development of site plan options showing boundary lines, potential development boundaries, building location(s), pedestrian access, pavements, new roads, parking, landscaping, lighting, surrounding context and other features.

  8. Permits and notices:  Production of drawings and permit applications necessary to submit for zoning or other permits. May include formal presentations to review boards or informal negotiation with regulators, zoning/planning administrators, fire marshals, and other officials.

  9. Contractor Selection/Construction Administration Assistance: Professional and experienced assistance with the selection of qualified General Contractors or Construction Managers. This may include the preparation of competitive bid packages, review of bids, recommendations for award of bids, preparing owner-contractor agreements, and construction administration.

  10. Creative, Artistic & Technological Design:  Imaginative, functional and aesthetic solutions to a client’s stated needs. Assistance with envisioning new, creative solutions to problems that have been difficult to solve.

Other services provided by Sphion: 

  • Historic preservation research, evaluation and design

  • Existing building measurement; preparation of existing building drawings

  • As-Built record drawings documenting existing or recently completed work

  • Master planning research and analysis

  • Cost estimating related to design options

  • Project information surveys

  • Design team and process/integration management

  • Conceptual design and regional/cultural context

  • Sustainability and energy use/production analysis and design

  • Water and wastewater use analysis and design

  • Project programming, pre-design planning

  • Rating system ( Passive House, etc.) coordination and management

  • Space utilization, functionality, economic and pre-design analysis

  • Indoor air quality and interior analysis

  • Interior design

  • Accessibility reviews and design

  • Site selection, studies and design

  • Land use analysis and design

  • Landscape design

  • Specifications writing, bid package preparation

  • Consultant coordination and management

  • Construction administration, time, cost and quality management

  • Public hearing and data collection assistance

  • Contractor bidding, negotiation, contract and process assistance to the owner

  • Project-related public agency coordination and management

  • Illustration rendering and 3D design modelling and video walkthroughs

Architectural Services

  • Initial Consultation

  • Measured Survey

  • Feasibility

  • Technical Design (CAD)

  • (REVIT)

  • Planning Applications

  • Permitted Development

  • Building Regulations

  • Specifications

  • Building Notices

  • Party Wall agreements

  • CDM 2015 

  • Project Management

Land Aquisition

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Surveying Services

  • Valuation survey

  • Condition Report

  • Homebuyer Report

  • Structural survey

  • Damp Survey

  • Defect analysis

  • Dilapidations Survey

  • Measured Surveys

  • Compliance Surveys (Fire Risk Assessments)

Listed Buildings

  • Listed Building Consent

  • Conservation areas

  • Tree Protection Orders

  • Refurbished Historic Buildings

New Builds

  • Sphion Homes

  • Bespoke Design

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed homes

  • Programming

  • Schematic design

  • Design development

  • Construction documents 

  • Hiring the contractor

  • Construction phase Plans

Adaptations

  • Interior Design

  • Extensions

  • Loft Conversions

  • Garage Conversions

  • Outbuildings

  • Flats and apartments

  • HMO's

  • Barn conversions

  •  Traditional executive homes

  •  City apartments

  •  Waterside homes