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THE HOME ARCHITECT

THE HOME ARCHITECT Contact Details

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COLIN KENNEDY
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JAMES SHEPHERD GROVE
EAST KILBRIDE
EAST KILBRIDE
G75 8WT

About THE HOME ARCHITECT

The Home Architect was established to provide clients with quality design solutions for all home-related projects. We spend time working with and listening to our clients and provide a professional service, whilst obtaining planning and building consents required for their project.

As a fully registered and insured practice, clients can feel comfortable engaging with us and be certain we have high standards to uphold.

We specialise in home extensions, garage conversions, internal alterations, as well as new build housing design. We also have clients requesting layout options for larger scale sites.

Why not call us or contact us through our web page to discuss your project ideas. We will arrange a meeting and a viewing of site or property, and provide a quotation for the work involved.

The Home Architect is highly competitive and will always seek to provide good professional service and value for money.

Our Services
We specialise in the following services:
  • New build houses
  • Home extensions, single and double storey
  • Internal alterations, downtakings andd structural work
  • Loft conversions
  • Garage conversions
  • New-build garages
  • Basement conversions
  • Conservatories, sun rooms and conservatory roof replacement
  • Listed buildings and conservation area work
  • Tenement conversions
  • CAD draughting services
  • 3D visualisations
  • U-value calculations
  • Measured surveys
  • Site supervision of your project
Typical Project Process

Feasibility of Project and First Meeting
The Home Architect will do the best to ensure you are well informed of the aspects you need to consider to make your decision to proceed. We will discuss your requirements over the phone or by email; however, we recommend a meeting on site, where we will visit you at your home, and assess your project. During this consultation, we will listen carefully to your requirements and offer experienced advice and ideas, as well as explain the entirety of what will be involved in your project. This visit also allows us to get an understanding of the existing home/building and identify possible problems or constraints which might affect proposals. This service and initial meeting is completely free, with no obligation to proceed.

Fee Quotation and Awareness of Other Costs
Following our first consultation, we can provide you with a written fee quotation detailing the service we will provide. It will clearly explain the total architectural fee and will detail the services included. It will also explain if any other fees are payable, including local authority fees, structural design fees or any other financial costs. This will allow you to budget for the project, as knowing the financial impact ahead of spending will put you in control.

Measured Survey
If you accept our quotation, the first action we take is to arrange to carry out a measured survey of your existing property. This will be at a time that suits you. During this visit we will take dimensions of your property and photograhs for reference. These will assist us in producing the 'as existing' set of drawings. You may have further questions to ask which we will be more than happy to answer. We will also confirm your proposals and let you know when to expect the first draught of your drawing proposals.

Design and Production
As indicated above, we require to start drawing up existing plans, elevations and sections of your property form the information we recorded during the measured survey. The ‘as existing’ drawings are then developed into proposed drawings. We carefully draw everything up, taking into consideration your requirements and the information we know the planning department requires. Sometimes, we may seek initial advice from Planning, where we consider there to be contentious circumstances or where the proposals do not fully meet with planning guidelines. This advice often helps achieve a positive planning outcome.

Once planning permission has been granted, we develop the set of drawings further to produce building 'warrant drawings'. These are much more highly detailed and consist of plans, sections, elevations and details which will form part of the building 'warrant application' package. Included with this will be a specification. These drawings should also be suitable for a contractor to not only price from but build from. If we require to do so, we will communicate with the structural engineer and work beside them to allow production of their structural design drawings package.

Construction
Most of our clients manage the contractors/builders, constructing the project themselves; however, should you feel you would rather have someone with experience do this for you, we can offer extended services for you. We can coordinate the design team and the construction work to ensure compliance with the approved drawing package, and also ensure a high standard of workmanship is carried out. This can ensure value-for-money and will remove some of the stress involved in the process. Fees for this can be discussed and agreed at any stage in the process.

Reviews & Testimonials for THE HOME ARCHITECT

5 star review
January 01, 2020
Would recommend to others!
Testimonial by
Mary, Bargeddie, Glasgow - New Garage Extension
5 star review
January 01, 2020
I located Colin via internet for a proposed loft conversion and roof terrace. After our initial meeting I was impressed with his overview and reassured in his professional abilities.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Colin to any prospective client.
Testimonial by
James Cumming, Glasgow East - Roof Top Terrace
5 star review
January 01, 2020
Colin was recommended to me by a neighbour who had used his services and I was not disappointed. Colin wasted no time in contacting me back to discuss what I was looking for. Turned up on time, gave me great guidance and options as I have never underwent a project like this before so trusted him completely. Colin was very efficient and constantly kept me updated, took care of all the required paperwork which was submitted and returned with granted permission form the council within 24 hours making it a stress free process. I would highly recommend Colin and if I ever need his services again I will look no further. Thanks again, Charles.
Testimonial by
Charles Malarkey, Cambuslang - Garage Conversion
5 star review
December 01, 2019
Colin is very professional and very knowledgeable. He was dealing with my planning application and Building warrant from the beginning to the end. I have sold my house and I had to get a late permission and completion of certification. I it was a very stressful time, but he done a brilliant job, he dealt with everything including the local authority. I cannot recommend him and his service enough, he made this stressful process much easier.Thank you!!!!
Testimonial by
Orsolya, Glasgow - Architectural Services
5 star review
December 01, 2019
Colin was very friendly and dealt with the required task in a very swift and professional manner. He constructed my drawings for a garage conversion quickly and answered all my questions . He also submitted my builders warrant in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Colin to others, without hesitation
Testimonial by
H.Tayan, Glasgow - Garage Conversion
5 star review
September 01, 2019
Promptness of response : Very quick responses from Colin that's why I chose him
Quality of service : Fantastic design and layout done very well even working around some curb balls I had chucked at him
Value for money : Had a good price to that I could afford as this was my first time going into developing this was perfect
Professionalism : Very professional and also realistic too
Testimonial by
Phil Bradley, Manchester - New Multi Housing Scheme Proposal
5 star review
August 01, 2019
Good Architect. Colin is very helpful and also very knowledgeable nothing was a problem Colin has been very clear and precise about the process with dealing with all aspects of the job in hand including dealing with planning & warrant applications
Testimonial by
James, Belshill, Glasgow. August 2019 - Home Extension
5 star review
July 01, 2019
Fantastic service! I’m absolutely delighted with my new extension. It’s everything I was looking for and more. My husband and I were really impressed with how helpful and knowledgeable they were. Would definitely use again.
Testimonial by
Pamela Cook, Kilmarnock - Home Extension
5 star review
July 01, 2019
Very professional and efficient service! Colin was able to take our ideas and make them a reality but with a creative flair. Really pleased with the results. Would highly recommend.
Testimonial by
Steven Murphy
THE HOME ARCHITECT. 5 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.

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LOFT CONVERSIONS

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HOME IMPROVEMENT DRAWINGS

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