What you need to know about working with an architect and designing, planning and managing a successful build

Getting Started Guide

We’ve put together this pack to give you information that will help you when you’re thinking about starting building work on your home. You’ll find it useful if you’re planning to commission an architect. You’ll find it equally useful if you are planning to do the work yourself.

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The process of working with an architect

This audio visual guide features one of our clients talking about why she chose to work with an architect on her project and what it was like to work with one.

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RIBA’s guide to working with an architect

This really useful guide from RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) looks at whether you will really need an architect, the things to think about before contacting an architect, the process of working with an architect and more.

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Legal requirements when carrying out building work

This Health and Safety Executive leaflet introduces the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and outlines your legal duties if you are having maintenance, small-scale building work or other minor works carried out.

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