Professional Architectural Service From Inception To Completion
We are committed to achieving excellence through all stages of a project, from inception through to final construction. As a family-run business we genuinely care about the success of your project. Our team is on hand every step of the way – you can rely on our friendly advice and expert assistance in making your property vision a reality.
PRE-PLANNING SITE ANALYSIS
At MG Architects, we carry out a pre-planning site analysis to ensure you have the best chance of moving forward with a planning application. During this one-hour consultation at a fee of €100, we will review the relevant planning policies associated with your site, analyse any previous planning history, review land folios, and arrange a pre-planning meeting with the area planner.
In the initial consultation, our design team will discuss and establish your specific needs. Your budget must be considered at this stage, as this will determine the size and specification of your design. It is much more cost-effective to make amendments during the design stage as on-site adjustments can have significant implications for planning compliance, build time and costs.
Our experienced team will guide you through the planning process to ensure the best possible application for approval. All required specific documentation, reports and drawings associated with your application will be collected in a timely manner. We will manage the lodgement of your application and deal with any further information that may arise with the relevant planning authority.
Once your initial design has been established and planning permission has been approved, we will translate the developed design drawings into detailed working drawings. Our team will ensure all aspects of your design have been considered and exceeds the required specifications and regulations. These drawings are also sufficient for building control and tendering purposes.
A competent contractor is vital for your project as the architect does not supervise the construction stage, this is the builder’s duty. Our team will be your independent advisor during the entire build process, carrying out site inspections at key stages and liaising with the contractor.
We also provide services to issue stage payments and deal with mortgage drawdowns, if required. MG Architects can also issue certificates of compliance on completion, considering all planning and building regulations have been adhered to, providing you with peace of mind.