Removal of structural wall and redesign area - Architecture job in Thornton Heath, Surrey

Job description

Imaginative person to provide calculations for the removal of internal structural wall. Provide layout of new space to incorporate re-siting of WC and show pipe plans for building control, re-siting of Boiler, window and kitchen design. Some site plans available from previous work.

  • Added 6th April, 2018 : Ability to design the new layout once the wall is removed is essential.


Feedback for Shorplans RIBA

Employed Mr Shorter for his ideas but he didn’t have the level of planning knowledge expected of an experienced Architect. Not good at meeting targets and had to be prompted on a few ocasions. Wanted to charge for his blue prints (CAD) when he developed his plans off the back of my previous architects blue prints (CAD) who didn’t make a charge to him. Mr Shorter made what I considered an unprofessional statement to justify why he received them free of charge. I didn’t continue with the next stage as I was put off by several factors, spelling errors in communication and lengthy delays added to my lack of confidence.
I wish Mr Shorter well, but disappointingly he didn’t suit me.

Shorplans RIBA's reply:

The original brief was for an internal remodel, during the consultation I suggested an infill side extension to maximise the space. The client said her previous architect was unable to gain planning approval for this type of extension and was rejected. As I have experience in similar schemes I convinced the client to allow me to get the scheme approved. The client was reluctant to spend additional money so I offered a lower rate in order to secure the building control package. The scheme was approved by planning based on the design I submitted. The client then requested the CAD files as she wanted to use another Architect whos fees were lower.

Due to the nature of my job I am on site quite often which means I tend to respond to emails on my IPhone, this could have been the cause of the odd typo when corresponding to emails.

Based on our 40 positive feedback comments I can assure you this feedback does not reflect the service we provide to our clients.

I wish the client all the best with her scheme.