Architecture services

New build and Rehabilitation works:

Content and scope.

3D home design Valencia
3D home design Valencia

Appraisal

Identification of Client’s needs and objectives, identifying any constraints on its development.

 

Design Concept

To implement the design brief provided by the Client in form of sketch plans, 3D render drawings, walk through 3D videos etc. all to the full satisfaction of the Client before preparing any additional data. 

 Preparation of the final Concept Design project including outline proposals for structural and building services systems, outline specifications and preliminary cost plan.

 


Budget check

A cost plan will be kept up to date taking into account all variations during the initial concept design, providing the Client a "budget check" on every decision that is made during the design process.

 The costs will be based on our complete and up to date data base of construction prices which we have from all regions of Spain. The cost check will continue during the detail design providing the Client an advance budget check of what the finish building can cost before tenders are obtained from builders. 

 This method saves a lot of time and unnecessary expenses in re-designing the building if initial budget is exceeded.

 

Detailed Design 

Development of the concept design approved by the client at this stage we include structural and building services systems, updated outline specifications and cost plan.

The project can include if required a hard and soft landscape design with a full bill of quantities to enable the client to obtain tenders from various contractors if so wished.

 

Management of building license 

To manage all the necessary paperwork, presenting it to the local town hall on behalf of the client, to follow it up and present any allegations that may be necessary. 

 


Tender Action

To identify and evaluate potential contractors and/or specialists for the project. To obtain and appraise all submitted tenders; making detailed recommendations to the Client if it is required.

 

Construction supervision

To prepare a building contract, appointing the contractor on behalf of the Client. Issuing of information to the contractor and making sure that the contractor has all possible information required to finish the building before he starts.

 

Construction to Practical Completion.

Provision to the contractor of further Information as and when reasonably required. Review of information provided by contractors and specialists.


Post Practical Completion

Administration of the building contract after Practical Completion and issuing the final, architect's Certificate for the Local authorities and Client.

All the above will also include a Safety and Health Project necessary before work starts with no extra cost for the Client.

Building and Structural reports:

Content and scope.

Our reports are written in plain unequivocal English, clearly defining the objectives set out by our clients and starting from analysing any documentation received from them,

Pacheco & Asociados will inspect the building and surrounding external spaces of the property detecting any building pathology, establishing possible sources of the problems encountered and proposing viable construction solutions. If required, the cost of the proposed solutions can be also be quantified.

Pacheco & Asociados will provide a final "Conclusion" chapter where we will precisely set out in clear unambiguous language the possible faults encountered and their repercussions.

"Legalization Projects" for constructions without planning permission.

Content and scope.

When extension or reforms required legalizing, our specialized staff will contact the appropriate persons at the local authorities to first confirm that the existing works can be legalized. If the information obtained from the local authorities corroborates that we can precede with h the legalization, a full project is prepared, presented to the town hall and any further paper work is carried out till we obtain the final building license. If that is not the case, a written report is set out in clear concise English explaining the planning laws that will not permit to implement the legalization.

"First and second habitation licenses".

Content and scope.

They are documents that certifies that the property complies with the minimum requirements of habitability. It is certified that the property can be habitable and in good use.

Local Authorities usually request a "First or Second Habitation License" to be processed by a registered architect. The property inspected should meets with the minimum conditions and standards to be used. 

When finished buildings have been occupied by users without a "Final building Certificate" from a registered architect accepting full responsibility for the condition of the building a "First Habitation License" is normally requested from the Local Authorities.

At Pacheco & Asociados we can provide any of these certificates at very competitive prices.

Project Management.

Content and scope.

If our client wants to leave all the construction supervision and management in our hands, Pacheco & Asociados have 25 of experience in dealing with contractors in Spain.

We can organize the following procedures:

  

Tender Action

To identify and evaluate potential contractors and/or specialists for the project. To obtain and appraise all submitted tenders; making detailed recommendations to the Client if it is required.

 

Construction 

To prepare a building contract, appointing the contractor on behalf of the Client. Issuing of information to the contractor and making sure that the contractor has all possible information required to finish the building before he starts.

 

Construction to Practical Completion.

Provision to the contractor of further Information as and when reasonably required. Review of information provided by contractors and specialists.

 

Post Practical Completion

Administration of the building contract after Practical Completion and issuing the final, architect's Certificate for the Local authorities and Client.

All the above will also include a Safety and Health Project necessary before work starts with no extra cost for the Client.