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P2 design | P2 architects specialising in residential interiors & exteriors, alterations, remodelling and refurbishment and covering local areas including Croydon, South Croydon, Purley, Woodcote, Sandersead and Greater Surrey Kent and Sussex as well as all of London. Our projects can be tailored to suit most properties and budgets.

P2 architects have set out our basic guidance for clients so that our working methods can be understood from the outset. These procedures, together with our experience, ensures that the process of designing, constructing and completing a project is as rewarding as possible for our clients.

The Brief
We meet with prospective clients to discuss requirements and a general brief without charge after which a fee proposal is provided for perusal. Once appointed we clarify the brief in more detail, listening to the clients' requirements and expectations.

The RIBA Plan of Work intends to provide a clear process for clients of all types and the enclosed image links will lead client to the RIBA approved documents. However in simple terms the process follows the following route:

Outline Proposal; Sketch Design; Planning Submissions; Detail Design; Preoduction Information; Tendering; Construction & Completion.

Appointment of Consultants
In order for a project to proceed smoothly the appropriate consultants need to be appointed. On some projects it is advisable to appoint a Quantity Surveyor; as we believe that having a highly competent independent cost adviser in which the client trusts is crucial to the success of most projects. A Structural Engineer is also usually appointed at the early stages of the sketch design.
Other consultants often required include the following, all of who we can recommend and have worked with successfully for many years:
Services Engineers; Party Wall Surveyors; Rights to Light Surveyors; Landscape designers; Planning Consultants; Construction Health & Safety Consultants to name but a few.

Appointment of Suppliers
We have developed relationships with a considerable team that we regularly work with and can recommend on all aspects required. Kitchen Suppliers/Installers, Bathroom Suppliers, Hi-Fi/Audio Visual Suppliers/Installers, Flooring specialists/Installers, Cabinet makers/Installers, Lighting suppliers.

Planning Applications
We will advise you on whether a planning, listed luilding or conservation area application is required and guide the process. We have submitted many successful applications and will use our experience to your benefit.

The Tender Process
Typically we recommend that projects are tendered. We encourage clients to only use contractors who can demonstrate the highest level of quality, familiarity with the type of project proposed and who have exemplary references. There are often situations where a traditional competitive tender might not be the most appropriate method of procurement. We will advise on the alternatives.

Contract Administration
We administrator the contract between the client and contractor. We verify how much the contractor should be paid each month, and ensure that they are carrying out the project as designed and specified.
P2 design limited
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P2 design Ltd incorporating P2 architects;
Company No 3587234
local areas covered: croydon. carshalton, clapham, wimbeldon, streatham, tooting, richmond, kingston, wallington, sutton, south croydon, sanderstead, purley, banstead, woodcote village, coulsden,
projects covering south london, london, city of london and west end, surrey, hampshire, sussex, kent, buckinghamshire, berkshire middlesex, edinburgh, glasgow, paris, belfast, dublin, amsterdam
project sectors and commissions include : residential, house and home extensions, house design, alterations and adaption's, planning consultancy, advice and applications; building regulations applications; residential developments, commercial fit out, commercial interiors, space planning and work space consultancy, retail consultancy, healthcare, education,
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