Initial Consultation – Needs & Review Report

395.00 Exc VAT

In order to effectively commence a residential architectural project; whether it’s for a new house or a substantial refurbishment/extension project – we would recommend our Initial Consultation ‘Residential Needs and Options Review’ Service.

Covid-19 Notice: From midnight of Wednesday 21st October for 6 weeks; we are only visiting projects outdoors, maintaining 2.0 metres social distancing and wearing PPE. (Architects are deemed Essential Services under Level 5 under Construction & Development ‘Support Services’)

IMPORTANT: Prior to booking/paying here – please complete the Quotation Request Form so that we can ascertain whether your project would be suitable for a consultation.

This is where we can meet at your site or house (price includes anywhere within Co. Mayo (for further afield TRAVEL EXPENSES will need to be include and provide the following service:

• Evaluation of project
• Ascertainment of project members and best methods of contact
• Discussion of brief and requirements
• Discussion of ‘look and feel’ ‘likes & dislikes’
• Calculation of outline budget costs
• Planning Requirements
• Design, planning & construction timelines
• Quotation for subsequent architectural fees
• Where appropriate (e.g. for restoration/refurbishment/Passivhaus) a summary of key items required; i.e. Lime render, insulation, windows, requirements for Passivhaus etc…

Following our meeting a report is produced of the findings. You can see the introduction & contents of a typical report by clicking HERE (opens in new window). The exact content & format of the findings can vary as it’s dependent on the specific project & what is required.

The benefits of taking on this service are numerous and include:

• A lower cost method of commencing a project to ascertain whether the project is economically viable

• A cost effective way of ensuring your architect is providing the services you actually require so that you can compare ‘apples with apples’ when choosing your architect

• A comprehensive report (CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF THE CONTENTS) (opens in new window) that effectively starts a residential design and construction project. The exact content & format of the findings can vary as it’s dependent on the specific project & what is required.

• The cost of the Residential Needs and Options Review is deducted when the projects proceeds to a ‘full’ service

• If you decide not to appoint Mark Stephens Architects, you can use the report for other professionals at no additional cost

After payment I’ll contact via email or phone to arrange a suitable date/time for us to meet.

IMPORTANT:

The items below are critical when considering an architectural project and should be considered prior to booking a consultation:

• Our ‘Full’ architectural service would typically be at a minimum of 7% of the construction cost; therefore for a €250,000 (exc VAT) build; our architectural fee for RIAI Work Stages 1-4 inclusive would be in region (€17,500 exc VAT)

• This initial consultation service is intended only for new houses & substantial extensions (ie those >40m2 requiring planning)

• If the project is in the West of Ireland then you should carefully read the appropriate Rural House Design Guide. Below are two key guides – other areas would be similar:

Mayo Rural House Design Guide

Roscommon Design Guidelines

Galway Design Guidelines

Clare Design Guidelines

It is critical that you read and understand what is required in these guidelines and it eliminates wasted time, effort and money and inappropriate designs such as large, deep plan, high structures on top of hills.

This service does not give designs or drawings; it instead gives an effective way of commencing an architectural project.

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In order to effectively commence a residential architectural project; whether it’s for a new house or a substantial refurbishment/extension project – we would recommend our Initial Consultation ‘Residential Needs and Options Review’ Service.

Covid-19 Notice: From midnight of Wednesday 21st October for 6 weeks; we are only visiting projects outdoors, maintaining 2.0 metres social distancing and wearing PPE. (Architects are deemed Essential Services under Level 5 under Construction & Development ‘Support Services’)

IMPORTANT: Prior to booking/paying here – please complete the Quotation Request Form so that we can ascertain whether your project would be suitable for a consultation.

This is where we can meet at your site or house (price includes anywhere within Co. Mayo (for further afield TRAVEL EXPENSES will need to be include and provide the following service:

• Evaluation of project
• Ascertainment of project members and best methods of contact
• Discussion of brief and requirements
• Discussion of ‘look and feel’ ‘likes & dislikes’
• Calculation of outline budget costs
• Planning Requirements
• Design, planning & construction timelines
• Quotation for subsequent architectural fees
• Where appropriate (e.g. for restoration/refurbishment/Passivhaus) a summary of key items required; i.e. Lime render, insulation, windows, requirements for Passivhaus etc…

Following our meeting a report is produced of the findings. You can see the introduction & contents of a typical report by clicking HERE (opens in new window). The exact content & format of the findings can vary as it’s dependent on the specific project & what is required.

The benefits of taking on this service are numerous and include:

• A lower cost method of commencing a project to ascertain whether the project is economically viable

• A cost effective way of ensuring your architect is providing the services you actually require so that you can compare ‘apples with apples’ when choosing your architect

• A comprehensive report (CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF THE CONTENTS) (opens in new window) that effectively starts a residential design and construction project. The exact content & format of the findings can vary as it’s dependent on the specific project & what is required.

• The cost of the Residential Needs and Options Review is deducted when the projects proceeds to a ‘full’ service

• If you decide not to appoint Mark Stephens Architects, you can use the report for other professionals at no additional cost

After payment I’ll contact via email or phone to arrange a suitable date/time for us to meet.

IMPORTANT:

The items below are critical when considering an architectural project and should be considered prior to booking a consultation:

• Our ‘Full’ architectural service would typically be at a minimum of 7% of the construction cost; therefore for a €250,000 (exc VAT) build; our architectural fee for RIAI Work Stages 1-4 inclusive would be in region (€17,500 exc VAT)

• This initial consultation service is intended only for new houses & substantial extensions (ie those >40m2 requiring planning)

• If the project is in the West of Ireland then you should carefully read the appropriate Rural House Design Guide. Below are two key guides – other areas would be similar:

Mayo Rural House Design Guide

Roscommon Design Guidelines

Galway Design Guidelines

Clare Design Guidelines

It is critical that you read and understand what is required in these guidelines and it eliminates wasted time, effort and money and inappropriate designs such as large, deep plan, high structures on top of hills.

This service does not give designs or drawings; it instead gives an effective way of commencing an architectural project.

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