Construction and completion

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Construction and completion

For professional supervision of your construction, Karenna Wilford Architects offer quality management to help ensure a smooth construction which gives value for money.  It reduces your workload and includes:

  • Checking and qualifying competitive quotes.

  • Allowing clients the flexibility to choose their own fixtures and fittings.

  • Checking and approving valuations 

  • Keeping accounts of expenditure for the overall project.

  • Visiting site on a regular basis to ensure that work is completed to a high standard.

  • As a Chartered Architect practice KWA offer a full service from inception through to completion.  KWA can go through the tender process with the clients and help decide which builder is appointed.  The builder provides a programme of work.  KWA organises RIBA work contracts between the client and the appointed builder.  The contractor will provide an accurate quotation and any additional works are listed on a form at the end of that month.  We also advise clients having a 10% contingency for any unforeseen work.  If this occurs the builder will provide a quotation for approval before the work is carried out.

  • KWA can oversee everything, keeping an eye on costs and meet on-site every two weeks to check that the work has been carried out in accordance with the schedule.  On practical completion you release 2.5% and retain the other 2.5% for six months so that the builder has incentive to return and complete/rectify any defects.

"Having decided to work with an architect for the first time on our extensive building project, we are delighted with Karenna’s professionalism, eye for detail, organisation and guidance in keeping us to our budget. We have done a lot of building projects where costs and time frames have spiralled out of control. We would highly recommend Karenna’s input and reassurance in keeping control and helping with the challenges that inevitably occur."  

Anita Kavamorgan

Obtaining competitive quotes from suitable contractors

The work of obtaining competitive quotes and assessing them for suitability and cost is vital in obtaining value for your construction work.  It also allows for the selection of a range of sub-contractors with expertise in different areas. For example, this lets you incorporate bespoke landscape or interior design within the project. It means you can relax and is particularly helpful if you are living away from the development.

As an RIBA Chartered Practice, Karenna Wilford Architects adhere to quality standards and work within the RIBA recommended fees.  You can read more about the benefits of using an RIBA registered architect here.

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