Architecture is not just our profession; it’s our passion. We believe that excellence in design is born out of good communication. Whether seeking to maximize financial return or create your family’s dream living space, we will work with you to uncover the full potential of your project and ensure its promise is realized.
Riach Architects was founded over 35 years ago and has received awards for its residential and commercial projects. Located in North Oxford’s Conservation area, we work throughout the UK with clients from all over the world.
1What Riach Architects can do for you
What Riach Architects can do for you
Whether you are planning to alter, extend or build a new house, employ a builder or just do it yourself, it makes sense to consult an architect.
Riach Architects will provide you with much more than just drawings. We will oversee the design, assist with the approvals process, manage the build and most importantly keep track of your budget.
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Our architects are professional problem-solvers. Their experience and insight can help with what can be achieved within your budget and add value to your project. We will suggest new ways of utilising space and light, enrich the palate of materials, finishes or fittings, source builders who will competitively tender for your projects and propose imaginative design solutions.
3Developing the design
Developing the design
Consultation at the earliest stage will allow us to understand your requirements so that together we can establish a clear brief and a realistic budget.
You can use our lookbook feature to create a moodboard of ideas you like; you can email this to us to offer a range of ideas for discussion allowing development and refinement of the design.
4The Approvals Process
The Approvals Process
We can help with the various approvals required before your project can go ahead. This includes preparation of applications to the local authority for:
– Planning Permission
– Conservation Area and Listed Building Consent (where needed)
– Building Regulations Approval
We can also assist you in making the necessary submission for approvals and handle negotiations with the appropriate statutory bodies.
It is important to bear in mind that various other consultants may be required, for example:
– Structural Engineer
– Party wall survey
– Heritage consultant (in case of listed or conservation properties)
Should you require any of the above, we would be happy to obtain quotations on your behalf.
Guiding you through the construction phase our architects can help you appoint builders, monitor progress and standards, supervise safety on site, liaise with other specialists and oversee the construction through to a successful completion and a space you can be proud of.