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inkPAD Architecture Ltd is passionate about creating quality architecture.

Based in Teignmouth on the river Teign, the practice was established in 2016 by director Michael Pennance. We deliver a professional, dynamic service and are committed to providing unique design solutions. Our goal is to produce architecture that is responsive to our clients’ needs its context and environment.

As our designs are tailored for each client and their sites, so too is our design process. Whether your project involves new construction and site development or the renovation of an existing home or workplace, inkPAD Architecture offer a bespoke service to meet the challenges of your project.

Our projects range in scale and complexity from domestic remodelling and extensions, private houses to leisure and commercial enterprises.

We have experience with new builds, extensions, listed buildings, conservation areas.

what do we do? 

Once you have made contact with us we can arrange a consultation meeting  where we will discuss your ideas, this initial consultation is free of charge and there is no obligation to continue with us. From this initial meeting we will prepare an outline brief of the work required and also an estimate of our costs. We offer our clients a staged process (similar to the RIBA plan of works). Each stage builds on the previous and is structured to provide a specific level of design services, with agreed fees and time.

The process is broken up into the following stages. 

001 Survey & Existing drawings

We will either undertake a measured survey of your home or workplace or arrange quotes from a number of our partners to undertake the measured or topographical site survey. From the data and information gathered we will start to build a Revit (BIM) model of your project. On completion of this stage we will issue to you a .pdf document of the information gathered including plans, sections, elevations and 3D views taken from the Revit (BIM) Model. 

002 Concept

In this second stage, we work with you to develop an outline design concept , we will encourage you to collect images, magazine clippings, and describe your favourite places, (Pinterest is a great online tool to do this). These clues will help us understand your vision. At the end of this stage we provide you with a series of Concept Drawings and images that provide you with the overall design vision and theme, including conceptual floor plans and three-dimensional images. While the drawings are not fit for construction purposes, they can begin to help us, and potential builders more accurately understand the scope of the project.  Several options will be considered during this work, as appropriate, to help develop the final project brief.

003 Architectural Design

Building on the information developed in stage 002 , we continue to work to develop a more refined design and advance our information to include plans, sections, elevations, 3D views, location and site plans and any other information required for planning including design and access statements,  conservation area statements and application forms. Further information may be required at this stage and we can recommend suitable consultants, organise quotes and coordinate their information.  All the compiled information will be submitted to the local authority via the planning portal, any local authority fees are paid directly by the client. Once the application has been validated, we will monitor the application and keep you updated of the progress.

004 Technical Design

Once planning approval has been awarded, we can agree upon a preferred method of construction, arrange quotes for Structural Engineers & SAP assessors if required, coordinate trial holes and infiltration tests for soakaways. The information at this stage will include detailed 1:50 plans, elevations, sections, specification notes and sufficient details to comply with the current building regulations.​

005 Tender documents

 

At this stage we will pull together all of the information and documents compiled and submit to competent contractors to tender for the project. We will meet with each contractor on site to discuss the proposals to ensure they understand the vision. On return of the tender submission, we will review and advise you on the most suitable contractor. Once a contractor has been chosen we will discuss the scheme with them in detail where they can offer alternative solutions to the construction which may add value  If the tender submission returns over budget we may have to undertake further design work to value engineer the scheme, we will agree suitable fees to undertake this work at this time.

006 Construction to completion

Advise on contract types, make periodic visit to site and provide further information as reasonably requested by the contractor. Review any design information by the contractor or specialists.

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