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Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

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Architecture

An architect is a professional and expert in their field. Through their knowledge and experience, your architect can save you both time and money, and also give you peace of mind by taking the stress out of the whole building process. Your architect can also maximise your return on investment by adding value to your project.

We are keen to meet potential new clients and will meet as soon as possible, this is normally within 1 weeks’ time, but will be able to attend sooner if required.

Meeting during the week is favored , but if this is not possible we appreciate an out of office hours meeting will be required. It is important to have daylight to enable us to see the building or site properly.

We would normally suggest 1 to 1 1/2 hours, but it as long as is required.

atelierzoz offers a fully integrated service from concept to project completion including architectural design, interior design and development management.

Our primary expertise serves residential, multi-residential, hospitality, and commercial sectors. However, we do not limit ourselves in the type of projects commissioned.

atelierzoz has a diverse range of clients including but not limited to property developers, and commercial and hospitality professionals.

The initial consultation is for you to consider if we are the right fit for your project. We will discuss how your requirements align with our capabilities and experience. You will be able to freely share your ideas and concepts and will be also be given the opportunity to ask questions and seek further clarification.

Read more here about the process.

At the initial briefing, bring in examples of what you like about other buildings or developments. These can be sketches or images of inspiration. We can interpret your wish list and translate this into a great design.

Read more here about the process.

As part of our development management service, atelierzoz can assist with finding a suitable site for your project.

atelierzoz can arrange planning approval and building permits for your development.

We are open to considering redesigning projects that have already commenced with another architect on a case by case basis.

Listed Building Consent is required for work on a Listed Building and is normally applied for alongside a planning application.

Listed Building Consent is required for all works of demolition, alteration or extension to a listed building that affect its character as a building.  An application for Listed Building Consent is made to, and determined by, the Local Planning Authority. If there is any doubt whether Listed Building Consent is required it is advisable to contact the relevant Local Planning Authority or Heritage department of the Local Authority. We can do this on your behalf.

Our normal advice is to select 3 Builders or Contractors you are happy to award the work too, in selecting these 3 you should consider if they have carried out similar projects before, are capable of the work involved  and if they have satisfied clients, etc. Then once you are satisfied with the above you should then ask for a quotation with as much detail provided as possible including a potential start date and contract length.

We are able to assist with this process if you wish and this falls within our Project Management Services.

The more information the Builder or Contractor is provided with the more accurate the quotation will be and the less chance of extra’s. Ideally the builder should be provided with:

  • The Planning pack (Application form, Design & Access Statement, Approvals, Approved drawings and any other documents within the application).
  • He/she should also be provided with the Building Regulations pack (Application form, Approval, Approved drawings, Structural engineer’s calculations and any other documents within the application).
  • Then finally any additional information from you, the client, such as finishes, electrical requirements, makes and models of sanitary ware etc.

Once you have the quotations in they should be scrutinized and checked that all you have asked for is included and make sure that each Builder or Contractor is quoting for the same end result. It is also important to make sure you feel comfortable with the builder or contractor and communication goes well between you. Then you decide. We are always available to assist with this if you wish.

We are able to assist with this process if you wish and this falls within our Project Management Services.

Yes, we are available on the telephone or on site for either you or your builder to ask questions about the project, this may be subject to our agreed hourly rate.

Or if we are offering you also the Project Management Services.

Yes, our objective is to assist you in achieving the completed project in the best manner possible. Post approval we normally work on an hourly basis and charge accordingly.

Or if we are offering you also the Project Management Services.

Design

Interior Architecture is a practice that incorporates the art of design and the science of architecture, and it focuses on the technical aspects of planning and building a room. This field involves making the room safe and functional as well as designing aesthetically appealing lighting, color and texture for a space.

Interior Design is a field that focuses more on art than functionality and incorporates aesthetic elements such as furniture, flooring, walls, window coverings and artwork. It also involves color schemes, textiles, lighting, design materials and sustainability. Interior design applies to a wide variety of spaces, ranging from residential and corporate to public and industrial.

And finally, an Interior Decorator can assist with the finishing touches of a room, from paint colours, to window coverings, from furniture to accessories. In focusing on this specialism, they have a great understanding of the products which compliment their schemes.

Hiring an interior designer is a small decision that makes a big difference in how your project will ultimately turn out.  A professional interior designer from Interiors Joan and Associates can guide you through every step of the new construction or renovation process, keeping your project on budget and on time.  Our designers also have years of experience and countless relationships with vendors and contractors who will deliver the end result you desire.

You should hire an interior designer at the earliest stage of your project.  Including this professional in the beginning allows the designer to assist you with every decision and material specification, creating a look and feel that is carried throughout your home or office project.  It also wards off expensive mistakes that may have to be addressed late in the process.

Before you meet with your interior designer, think about your project and what you want to accomplish. For instance,  how will your family live in the space, do you really need more storage or is it more about a comfortable place to sit?  What types of designs do you like?  What colors do you like?  Collect pictures of rooms or spaces that speak to you, or create an idea book online.  All of these clues will help your designer to create a look JUST FOR YOU.  And perhaps just as importantly…  understand your budget and expectations.

Absolutely!  That’s our job.  We will help you to decipher the look and the feel that will most reflect you and your personality.  Then we’ll make sure that this look is translated into a design plan that will work with your lifestyle.

Yes!  Our designers can help you edit your existing pieces to determine which ones will fit into your new space.  And if you have treasures from travels, or family heirloom pieces that you want to work into the new design, we are experts at weaving them all together.

When you make the decision to hire a designer from atelierzoz, you will have an initial consultation with your designer during which they get a feel for the scope of your project, assess your needs, and make a plan of action that will accomplish your goals.  From there, you will have presentation meetings in the studio and on site and your designer will follow your project until the last accessory is placed perfectly in its spot.

Here you can have a full understanding of the process

Simply put, a designer can help avoid costly mistakes.  You’ll get your project completed right the first time when working with one of our designers.  And, we work directly with manufacturers so we can offer you the best pricing available.

As no two projects are the same, we are unable to give you an exact figure at our first meeting. It is important for you to approach your project with a realistic budget. Once we understand your requirements we will be able to advise if your budget aligns with your aspirations. It does take time to develop a design and identify the specific costs, once these have been identified we will provide you with a detailed summary and will keep you updated throughout the process so that there are no surprises at the end.

Branding

A vast majority of business owners often mistake logos as being brands. A brand is not just a logo. A brand also isn’t just what you (your business) look like visually, it encapsulates who you are, what you stand for and how you behave, which will in turn determines the public’s perception of you.

Once the characteristics have been established for your brand, your designer will only then be able to create a visual for your brand that is congruent to who you are, communicate your brand values and be presented in line with your personality.

All the difference in the world. You can read more about the impact of branding on business here, so you don’t need to take our word for it. Branding and market positioning can mean the difference between success and failure for any business. It can also mean the difference between ‘doing all right’ and ‘explosive growth’. It can mean the difference between product sitting on shelves going out of date, and flying off the shelves faster than they can be re-stocked.

For the forward thinking business, who wants to offer premium product at premium price, Branding and Brand Strategy is essential. You want to position yourself from the start in ways that will make you proud – and that will make your clients proud to do business with you. Click here to read more on the importance of branding.

Do you want to stay small? Investing in your brand is really an investment in future growth – sometimes that can be highly explosive and immediate. Yes, you do read of accidental successes, but these days some brands can command premium prices and others can’t – that’s a result of conscious choice. Today you’re a small business, tomorrow you could be much bigger – and it will probably be your brand that gets you there.

It’s your business, and your money – but the reality is that you ARE branding yourself, whether you do it deliberately or by default. The real question is, where do you want to end up? If you look at the marketplace, I think you’ll find that many businesses have failed because they didn’t take advantage of branding to stand out from the competition. In some cases they were swallowed up by companies with inferior products or services, but better branding. Do you really want to go there?

Everything that a company or organization does or does not affects the way in it is perceived by its customers; of course, within this variety of realities, corporate architecture is included and how it may come to represent a brand, being able to strengthen its overall image.

On the one hand, corporate architecture reflects the company virtues and primary elements; on the other hand, the architecture features have effects on the aforementioned company or brand, such as the space aesthetics, its functionality, the work environment or the ability to be productive or not.

We know you might have more questions for us, drop us an email and let us know can we help you.