RIBA Work Stages

Stage 0 and Stage 1 – Strategic Definition, Preparation and Brief

We take time to understand your requirements and develop the project brief. We will discuss the level of service you require and your aspirations for the project including sustainability, budget and technology implementation.

Stage 2 – Concept Design

Based on your feedback, we will prepare initial concept design proposals in sketch form to enable more detailed discussions on layout, scale and materials. We will also discuss the planned procurement route and other team members required.

Stage 3 – Developed Design (for planning)

During this phase, we will develop the design in 3D modelling software. We will prepare a set of planning drawings and prepare any necessary statements. If required, we can appoint other consultants to procure additional reports, surveys or statements, or we can work with consultants you appoint. At the end of this stage, we will submit the planning application to the relevant local authority and act as your agent during the planning process.

Stage 4 – Technical Design

Normally following grant of planning permission, we will proceed to enhance the proposals to include all technical information. This will include structural, mechanical and electrical details. A full set of construction drawings is prepared at this stage.

Stage 5 – Construction

During construction, we will respond to any construction queries and, depending on the procurement route and building contract, we can act as your agent to liaise with the contractor and consultants, and administer the building contract. We will share Health and Safety information with the contractor and facilitate the preparation of the Building File.

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