Stage 0-1
Definition and Briefing

Define the scope of the project and establish the brief with the client. We will determine the best means of achieving the client’s requirements and develop the detail of the brief, ensuring everything that is needed is in place prior to stage 2.

Chartered Architects

As an RIBA Chartered practice, D2 is obliged to uphold the reputation of the architectural profession; to carry out work on behalf of clients honourably, independently and efficiently; and to declare any interest which might conflict with their status as an independent consultant architect. Use of the title ‘architect’ is protected actively under the Architects’ Act 1997 by ARB.

Stage 2
Concept Design

Production of the initial designs in order to get the design concept right, and making sure that the look and feel of the building is proceeding in line with the client’s vison, brief and budget.

RIBA Plan of Work

The RIBA Plan of Work organises the process of briefing, designing, constructing and operating building projects into eight stages and explains the stage outcomes, core tasks and information exchanges required at each stage.

Stage 3
Developed Design

Production of the more finalised designs, and spatial coordination of the design to make sure that the planning application is based on the best possible information.

Stage 4
Technical Design

Stage 4 is about developing the information required to manufacture and construct the building. This typically consists of a drawing package to be submitted to building control and engaging any associated consultants such as structural engineers.

Stage 5

Construction of the project. D2 can assist in the construction stage by acting as contract administrator and assisting in the project management aspect.

Stage 6

Following completion of the construction phase of work, D2 will be able to assist in the handover of the project, including rectifying defects and concluding the contract.