Services

Eric Cole Ltd offer a full range of services, from full architectural services through all the RIBA stages to a slimmed down requirement for your particular project. Come and see what our talented staff can do for you.

Architecture

We offer the amount of service your project will require from a full architectural service through all the RIBA stages 0 (Strategic Definition) to 7 (In Use) or any mix of the stages in between.

If you have a project we will come out to see you and talk through your requirements in detail and be willing to answer any questions that you may have.

We are very experienced in providing services for the Public and Private sectors and can undertake any size and type of project.

Design

As an architects office this is one of our main service where we get an understanding of what you want and produce several ideas. These are not only how to achieve these requested requirements but challenge with additional ideas to ensure your project is the best it can be.

Planning

As a long established office we have many contacts with the local authorities to move your project through this process.  We will explain the whole process and keep you informed on how your project progresses through the Planning process and answer all questions raised by the Local Authorities on your behave.

We are used to providing this service for private individuals to large commercial clients.

Project Management

We regard project management and co-ordination, including the work of the whole design and construction team as natural and inherent characteristics of our role and we are very experienced with either providing these services or working effectively with other project managers.

We are used to introducing other consultants to the project team to provide additional professional services and we often arrange their appointments directly for the Client or as sub-consultants to ourselves.

Principal Designers

We have qualified Principal Designers within the company so we can offer this service as a stand alone service or combined into the project with our other services.

Principal Designers carry out the following:

Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase. In doing so they must take account of relevant information (such as an existing health and safety file) that might affect design work carried out both before and after the construction phase has started

Help and advise the client in bringing together pre-construction information, and provide the information designers and contractors need to carry out their duties

Work with any other designers on the project to eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks to anyone affected by the work and, where that is not possible, take steps to reduce or control those risks

Ensure that everyone involved in the pre-construction phase communicates and cooperates, coordinating their work wherever required

Liaise with the principal contractor, keeping them informed of any risks that need to be controlled during the construction phase