Other Architectural Services

This part describes other services which are not part of the architect’s preliminary and basic services described in Part 1 but which may be provided to augment them.

  • Make measured surveys, take levels and prepare plans of sites and buildings.

  • Make inspections, prepare reports or give general advice on the condition of premises.

  • Make structural surveys to ascertain whether there are defects in the walls, roofs, floors, drains or other parts of a building which may materially affect its safety, life and value.

  • Take particulars on site; prepare specification and/or schedules for repairs or restoration work and inspect their execution.

  • Make an inspection or valuation for mortgage or other purposes.

  • Prepare special drawings, models or technical information for the use of the client.

  • Provide services in connection with demolition works.

  • Design or advise on the selection of furniture and fittings; prepare detailed designs for works of special quality.

  • Provide services in connection with landscape and garden design.

  • Prepare schedules of rates or schedules of quantities for tendering purposes; value work executed where no quantity surveyor is appointed.

  • Provide services in connection with structural, mechanical and electrical engineering.

  • Provide information; make applications for and conduct negotiations in connection with local authority, government or other grants.

  • Conduct exceptional negotiations with planning authority.

  • Prepare and submit an appeal under planning acts; advise on other work in connection with planning appeals.

  • Conduct exceptional negotiations for approvals under building acts or regulations; negotiate waivers or relaxations.

  • Submit plans of proposed building works for approvals of landlords, mortgagors, freeholders or others.

  • Advise on the rights and responsibilities of owners or lessees including rights of light, rights of support and rights of way; provide information; undertake any negotiations.

  • Provide services in connection with party wall negotiations.

  • Provide specially prepared drawings of a building ‘as built’.

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