Do you need more space, or could you make better use of your existing premises? Could the roof space be made into that much needed extra room or are you wondering whether the neighbours or the planners will object to your proposals?

How we work:

Allan Joyce Architects offer a problem solving design service which will help you try and solve any of the problems associated with your building project and get the very best value for money, design rich solution. We will meet with you either at our offices or your premises, where we will help you to understand the cost, construction, legal and planning implications of the project you are considering and encourage you to participate in the design process.

We provide a wide range of services which we can tailor to different projects and can help you solve your building and space problems. We can help you with :

  • project management
  • new build
  • extensions
  • barn conversions
  • alterations and refurbishment
  • planning applications
  • building regulations
  • advice on development sites. 

By using simple 3D models, drawings, computerised fly throughs, written specifications and mood boards we can describe our ideas for the project to all those involved. This means that when you are ready to build, you will be fully aware of all the implications and cost control and decision making will be much easier. We discuss fees at the outset for each individual project and are happy to give you a quotation.

Services and Fees:

Our service and fee structure is totally flexible to suit your project and timescale. We generally work within the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) recommended service structure, although we recognise that timescales, budgets and personal circumstances can all change throughout the lifetime of a project and so we offer clients a flexible service and fee framework within which to work.

The RIBA service structure breaks the role of an architect down into the following stages :

  • Inception and feasibility
  • Initial design
  • Detail design
  • Production information
  • On site
  • Completion.

and for each of the given stages we agree a fee percentage chargeable depending on the extent and complexity of the project. 

You may feel that you do not want us to be involved in all the stages of the project, so AJA will fully discuss a service and fee structure for your particular project at the outset so that you are left in no doubt of the likely costs. Because projects vary widely, our fees can be based on lump sum, hourly rate or percentage which we can discuss when we first meet.