Brian Ashdown is an architect registered with the Architect’s Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects. With over 30 years’ experience in private practice, Ashdown Architects can offer the full range of architectural services from design concept through to site supervision. We have expertise in all aspects of running a project, including outline and detailed design, gaining planning and Building Regulations consents, tendering and contract administration, project management on site and cost control. We offer services across a broad variety of building types, encompassing social and private housing, special needs projects, restoration of historic buildings, community projects and commercial premises.
We carry out smaller schemes independently, and on larger schemes, we work as part of a team of construction consultants, and are able to co-ordinate the design team made up of structural engineers, quantity surveyors, mechanical and electrical engineers, and any other consultants whose services may be required. Together, the team will deliver a high quality project within time and on budget. We can also advise on tender list selection, based on our knowledge of local building contractors who are experienced in the type of building you want to build.
Apart from architectural services, we can undertake the Principal Designer’s role to satisfy the Health and Safety requirements of CDM Regulations 2015.
We also have an in-house licensed Home Quality Mark assessor. Pre planning, we are able to guide clients through the Home Quality Mark standards offering practical advice on the best route to achieving the desired level of sustainability. During the design and construction phase, we advise on how projects can meet certification requirements, complete the assessments and reports, and obtain certification through the Building Research Establishment.
If you are unsure of the scope of the services you need, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask.