ARCHITECO offers the following services:

Whether your project is a new build, refurbishment, extension, conversion or development, we will guide you through each step of the process. We have experience of designing most building types, including residential, educational, industrial, commercial, healthcare and work to historic buildings.

Outline Design through to Detailed Design – every design is unique. As our client, we will design to your requirements with the aim of achieving the best suited design for you.

Planning Applications – we have great experience of achieving Planning Permission for sites, including difficult sites in the LL&T National Park and green belt.

Building Warrant Submissions – we are fully conversant with the current Building Regulations and can obtain Building Warrant for your project.

Project Management – ensure your project runs smoothly by using our project management throughout the whole design and construction process. Working closely with the client, coordinating the design team and other consultants, and frequent contact with the contractor allows us to maintain cost and quality control.

Listed Buildings Consent - if your building is listed, we can apply for Listed Buildings Consent. We have experience of working with listed buildings which can require careful conservation.

Energy Audits and Consultation – one of Architeco’s aims is to help you to minimise your building’s energy use.

Passive House Design - we have been Certified as European Passive House Designers enabling us to provide you with an extremely low energy design, including zero carbon.

PassivHaus Consultancy – as Certified Passivhaus Consultants, we offer Passive House consultancy to other professionals.

Disability Adaptions – we have extensive experience of the varying requirements for disabled and frail elderly, including dementia, and are happy to offer our input in designing for these specific needs.

Feasibility Studies – not sure if it’s possible or worthwhile? Our feasibility study can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. These can also be suitable for funding applications.

SAP Calculations – as Certified Domestic Energy Assessors, we can carry out design SAP calculations and Certify Section 6 of the Scottish Building Regulations.

Energy Performance Certificates – as Certified Domestic Energy Assessors, we can provide as-built SAP calculations and provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for new build dwellings.

Whatever your requirement, you can be certain that your project will be designed to be cost effective and environmentally sound.

Using cutting edge Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, we provide 3D models for you to explore (including Virtual Reality), along with the more traditional 2D output. Our BIM models allow us to accurately predict hour by hour energy useage for our designs and we can examine every detail for thermal performance and optimise these accordingly. This technology coupled with our knowledge and experience, ensures you will know how your building will perform before turning the first sod.

We are Chartered Architects and offer the complete architectural service, including advising on the requirement for other design professionals, such as structural engineers and quantity surveyors. Once on site, we can oversee the contractor’s work to ensure the construction process goes smoothly and is in accordance with the design and specification. By controlling the financial accounts for your project, we help to make sure it doesn’t go over budget.

Please see our page on Using an Architect for further information, or to find out what to expect, take a look at how we work.