East Sussex Architect Services
William Bates is a Chartered Architect specialising in the provision of architectural services in the residential sector, with a portfolio that includes property renovations and new build houses ranging in size from small holiday bungalows to luxury villas and large one-off executive dwellings in the £1m plus bracket.
Are you looking for premium architect services in East Sussex? He also have extensive experience in the design of house extensions, conversions, alterations and refurbishment projects. These have comprised work on properties from a variety of periods and styles, including a large number of listed buildings, as well as more unusual properties such as barns and oast houses.
RIBA Chartered Architect
As the name suggests, the Royal Institute of British Architects is the British professional body which is dedicated to promoting a professional standard of practice within the industry. Unlike other professions, the title "Architect" is protected by law; you must be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) before you can practice as an architect. This means that the public can have the peace of mind that they are working with a qualified and highly knowledgeable professional.
William Bates is a full Chartered member of the RIBA, which requires significant experience within different sectors and strict examinations. Working with a chartered architect ensures that you will receive the most professional service. When you choose to work with William Bates Architect, you can be guaranteed to receive a comprehensive and attentive service. If you would like to see how he can help in your next construction project, please simply contact us via 01435 812973 or use the details below.
Residential Architectural Services
William Bates Architect are proud to specialise in the residential sector, having worked on projects of various scales and nature across the South of England. William Bates has 40 years of experience in practice, and William Bates Architect have been associated with outstanding quality and professional service ever since. We are well-versed in all aspects of residential architecture; whether you need planning drawings for a house extension or initial consultation of a new-build, you can count on us.
Our design philosophy is simple; to focus on the need of the client and improve the user's experience.
For residential dwellings, the practice prioritise the comfort and practicality of the design which conforms with the requirements of the client. Our versatile and adaptable design style can be applied to a wide range of applications, including renovating and extending period listed buildings sympathetically and in compliance to all current laws and regulation. We continuously keep up to date with the latest technology and materials available in the industry. We can produce realistic renderings so our clients have a visual perception of the design.
Our services are available across East and West Sussex, extending to parts of London and Kent. Regardless of its size, every project is treated with the same attention to detail. We will always endeavour to conduct a site visit as part of the initial consultation to further understand your requirements and provide professional advice. The initial consultation is generally free of charge for local projects.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange your initial consultation, please simply get in touch via 01435 812973 or use the contact details below.
Property Renovations and Extensions
Although no slight investment themselves, property renovations and extensions are still cheaper options than relocating to another property. If you require more space in your current home, an extension is a practical solution which can also help to increase the value of the house.
Over the years we have carried out numerous renovation and extension projects on residential properties of all age and sizes. When you are considering a home extension, it's important to consider the reason for your extension and the purpose it will serve since this will influence the design style and sometimes restrictions.
Secondly, ensure that the new construction is sympathetic to the existing design- and this can either complement or contrast with the existing building. Depending on the size and extent of work to be carried out, you may require planning permission from your local planning authority. All this can be overwhelming to a homeowner, particularly if you have no experience in this aspect of owning a home. William Bates Architect are available from the initial conception to provide expert guidance and advice on how to make your ideas a reality.
On the other hand, property renovations are an excellent way to conserve the charm of an older building while bringing a modern touch to the interior. It's also an excellent way to achieve the home of your dreams with a reasonable budget. The extent of the renovation can vary from simply decorating the rooms to completely changing the structure and appearance of a property. This is completely dependent on the requirement of the client and the design from the architect. While there are many design-and-build consultancies who promise a one-stop solution, the expertise of a qualified and experienced architect is unrivalled.
Commercial Architecture Design
Commercial architecture presents a whole new set of design challenges for the architect; not only are there different criteria of the Building Regulations to consider, one also has to consider practicality from a different perspective.
William Bates Architect are experienced in the development of commercial, retail and public buildings. We can additionally undertake design projects for existing non-dwelling properties such as conversions and extensions. William Bates Architect have taken part in projects across the South of England and our diverse portfolio includes a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, retail and administrative.
From the initial consultation our architect will work closely with the client, providing assistance in the development of the design, working drawings and liaising with the local planning authority. We employ a holistic approach to our commercial projects to consider the experience of all the users, including its visual and environmental impact on the local community.
Expert Witness Services
Disputes are surprisingly common within the construction industry, particular in large scale projects where multiple parties are involved.
These can range from payment disputes, boundary disputes and those over any defects of the completed project. Disputes are sometimes resolved without the involvement of legal litigation, however, when a case is presented in court, there arises a need for expert witnesses.
William Bates is also a reputable expert witness in the construction industry. Though he specialises in claims involving professional negligence and payment disputes, he has a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction disputes including negligence and party wall matters. He have offered this service across the whole of England and Wales. He is additionally a full member of Chartered Institute or Arbitrators and appears on the RIBA list of architect expert witnesses