Colin D. Dicken Architectural Design Limited

Name: Colin Dicken having 40 years Architectural experience with the previous 19 years as self-employed. My business became a limited company in 2006 but I remained effectively as a Sole Trader working from my Home/Office in Nottingham ensuring overheads are maintained at a minimum.

Trades

  • Architectural Designer

About Colin D. Dicken Architectural Design Limited

Qualifying at college (now a university) and through employment I now have over 40 years of experience in this profession. No expensive website and working from my home/office I am able to keep my overheads to a minimum.
Since working as a sole trader I have obtained statutory approvals for various clients and produced drawings for many residential projects including extensions small or large, rear or side, single storey or 2-storey.
Some clients are now wanting their property re-designed or re-modelled to meet the needs of their changing circumstances or indeed their own aspirations for today's lifestyle leading to creativity in design.
I have also produced drawings for barn conversions and the conversion of existing buildings into apartments including unused space above retail units and a Public House.
Some projects have been within Conservation Areas and/or are Listed Buildings which require sympathetic design within the existing environment.
Further I have produced drawings of retail units for commercial clients together with the Design and Build of exhibition stands throughout the world.
I have carried out Project Management duties on a Sales and Marketing Suite for a national house builder and various retail projects working throughout the country, many for a blue chip company.
I have never turned down a project large or small including extensions. Indeed a small extension is a once in a lifetime major investment for most of my clients and is given the same respect as any large project. Once appointed I am committed to a satisfactory result for my client putting their mind at ease and advising at each stage throughout the process.
During my initial site visit I will obtain a brief, produce a quotation of my fees and the expected fees to be paid to Statutory Authorities. I will further explain the whole procedure and outline the services I offer including applications to the local water authority and your obligations under the 1996 Party Wall Act.
You can be confident that all drawings and specifications produced can be used, not to just obtain Building Regulations approval and Planning Permission, BUT can be used for pricing by all contractors and indeed can be used to form part of the contractual arrangement with the Contractor.

Qualifications

1973-1978 Access to and including ONC and HNC in construction
1979-Supplementary Certificate in Architecture.

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