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DEDICATED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM


The Market Design and Build are a leading architectural services firm in London. We work closely with our clients from the outset to help design and create the house of their dreams.
Our highly experienced in-house team offers a turn-key solution, embarking on the entire project from start to finish.

Our architectural design team consists of Arb and RIBA registered architects, structural engineers and experienced architectural designers. Taking a dedicated approach to each project, we meet clients face-to-face to talk through the step-by-step process, ensuring the client is happy and that their needs are met throughout.
All of this is carried out while carefully adhering to planning permissions and building regulations.

Our team of dedicated professionals ensure that every build is completed on time, within budget and to the highest standard. We are passionate about what we do and we accept nothing but the best when it comes to our architectural design services.



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ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES WE OFFER

Measured Site Survey

Our experienced designers will attend your property and take a comprehensive set of laser-accurate measurements and photographs. While there, we will have in-depth discussion with you about the scope and possibilities of your project. These initial site surveys form the basis of our project designs.

Scope of Work

We can create a full scope of work, which can be used to keep track of your project throughout the construction phase. It breaks down the build into a step-by-step guide to ensure everything is completed correctly and in the right order.

Initial Design Stage

We will create a full set of existing and proposed plans, sections and elevations for your project. These are a detailed set of architectural drawings that can be used for planning purposes and to base your build costs on.

CGI

We use advanced 3D modelling software when creating your architectural drawings. This allows us to generate photo-realistic renders of exactly how the finished design will look and affords you unparalleled appreciation of our work.

Building Regulations

Once we have secured all the required permissions, we undertake your building regulations drawings. This serves as a full set of instructions in both written and visual form as to how we expect your project to be built. These technical documents include drainage plans, insulation specifications, minimum clearances and build ups of structure to name but a few.

Structural Calculations

Our in-house engineers will undertake a full set of structural load calculations, which will tell us exactly what foundations, steel and timber need to be implemented in order to construct your project both safely and efficiently. This is a vital part of any construction project, and having in-house engineers allows us to work closely with them to create a structure which makes sense on-site as well as on paper.

Tender Documents

If you require further confidence that your quotes from other builders include absolutely everything you need, we can produce a tender document to complement our design package. This includes a full bill of quantities to give you the confidence that no stone is left unturned when you receive a quotation.

3D Printed Models

Our state-of-the-art lab station is ready to produce a real-life scale 3D model of your design. These are always included in our design packages and provide invaluable assistance in understanding some of the more complex elements of our projects.

Construction Feasibility Report

Once you have a set of basic drawings, our build team are ready to step in and provide you with a fully broken-down construction feasibility report. This gives you the advantage and will allow you to tweak the design to fit your budget requirements, without being faced with potentially devastating on-site design changes.

Virtual Reality Walkthrough

Our Oculus virtual reality system allows us to give you a guided tour through your dream home before we even have planning permission! This cutting-edge technology provides a full appreciation for every element of the design and ensures that we achieve exactly what you want as quickly as possible.

LAB STATION / DESIGN STUDIO

The Market Design and Build Team

Our Office



Our high street office is the base for all our operations. This means that we have one central location in London where our build and design teams come together regularly. Our purpose-built design studio is utilised by our experienced project managers, build estimators and skilled builders, giving all our projects a level-headed focus from conception through to production. This means that you can expect direct input from our construction teams, which will feed into your designs to perfectly hit the balance between conceptual design and practicality.

Virtual Reality



Our virtual reality suite is the feather in the cap of our design studio. It allows us to completely immerse you in your dream home before you have laid a single brick. You can ‘walk through’ your new open-plan kitchen extension, climb the stairs into your loft conversion, or step out into your garden room. There really is no better way to experience your ideas, other than actually building them!

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3d printing lab station

Our Lab Station



Our 3D printing ‘Lab station’ allows us to produce three levels of your property at one time, offering a rapid prototype system that we can use for every draft of your designs if required. This will give you a design development experience that can be held in your hand and understood instantly by every member of the family. Not everyone can appreciate a complex set of architectural drawings, but with a real-life 3D model, it is clear to see what the desired outcome will be.

THE PROCESS

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Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation phase, we will come and meet you in your home or at your office and will discuss your project needs and requirements. We will give you some initial design thoughts, outline our range of services and go through the anticipated timelines and costs. we will then provide you with a design feasibility report, which is completely free of charge.
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Survey and Initial Design Stage

After you have agreed our fee proposal, we will arrange to visit and carry out a measured survey of your premises. We will then prepare some sketch designs, showing you the different options regarding your project. This step may involve several meetings, during which the design evolves and is eventually agreed upon. We will provide you with a full set of architectural drawings within approximately 20 working days of our site survey.
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Planning Permission

Once the outline design has been agreed by you, we will prepare drawings for submission to the appropriate planning authority through our planning Portal Account. During this stage, and depending on the nature of your project, we may also prepare computer graphics and animations to enable you to visualise the outcome of your project. This process takes approximately 8 weeks, depending on the type of application.
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Building Regulations Drawings

Once planning approval has been obtained, we will prepare your building regulations drawings, ready for their submission. These include specifications of materials, details of construction build ups and information regarding thicknesses and sizes. Essentially, the building regulations plans are a detailed set of instructions, depicting precisely how the project should be built.
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Structural Calculations

In parallel with your building regulations drawings, our engineers will undertake a full set of calculations to specify steels, timber, concrete and other structural elements. These two processes take around two weeks to complete and are absolutely essential for your building works to commence. These documents will allow you to obtain accurate prices from any builder.
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Tender process

Our construction estimation team can now prepare the documents which make up your detailed project quotation. This pack will contain a full breakdown of the works we will undertake, itemised pricing, timelines and any exclusions.
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Contract administration

Once you have selected your contractor, we will inspect the works on-site, ensuring that they are undertaken to the highest quality, within budget and on time. At the end of the works, we will help you obtain a certificate of completion from your local authority.