STAGE 1 / Preliminary Design

Before the preliminary design can begin, we will request various documention in order to commence work, such as: urbanistic information, the “nota registral” of the plot, topographic information of the land in CAD format and a geotechnical report. There might also be additional information required by the architects. Our architects can help you to source this paperwork if needed.
1) The first step is the creation of the initial basic design based on your specifications and requirements as well as the plot topography, and of course, according to local building regulations. Floor plans and elevations will be provided in this first stage of preliminary design.
2) On approval of the initial design we then create photorealistic renders of both exterior and interiors.

STAGE 2 / Basic Project

3) With the initial design and renders approved we then prepare the necessary documentation to apply for planning permission and construction license with the local town hall.
4) Development of plot plans and creation of plans, elevation bounded plans and housing sections. Along with this, we produce a project description and “urban justification” of the project – all in compliance with the Spanish Technical Building Code
5) A set of exterior and interior Quality Specifications are produced along with an estimate and budget detail.
6) The contruction licence will be obtained for this stage.
Note: In the case of an existing building that needs to be demolished, or reformed, a “demolition project” could be required.

STAGE 3 / Execution Project

7) Preparation of the detailed documents required for construction, including the following; detailed plans including: electrical, plumbing, heating / air conditioning system, dimensions, specifications, quote for quantities & materials and health & safety project (basic). Technical plans for any modifications of the structure will also be produced. A definitive list, or “Project Execution Report” is created which is essentially the DNA of a new house and details all the construction elements, including any necessary engineers (Structural & Building Services).
Once the execution project is finished, the Technical Architect will make the measures of the whole project, with this we can then obtain quotations for building costs from construction companies.
On approval of the execution project and agreement of a quotation from a construction company, the construction can begin.
A “Visado”, an official stamp from the Architectural College, is required in order for the Execution Project to commence.
A Health and Safety Plan, also created by the Technical Architect, is required at this stage along with insurance for the Execution Project.

STAGE 4 / Construction

  • Works Management
  • Site visits, when required.
  • Regular meetings to liaise with builders. Monitoring and supervision of building works and providing periodic reports.
  • Regular meeting with the Technical Architect, Structural Engineer and Service Engineers
  • Ongoing monitoring of plans/specification & regulations. Preparation of detailed reports and ongoing control of construction order changes. Elaboration of the Final Certificate of Building (with the Technical Architects).
  • Obtaining the documents and legalisation of the building for the all important “First Occupancy License”.
  • Preparation of the Building and Energy Performance Certificate.
  • Stamp duty pertaining to architecture and liability insurance.

Notes: Technical Architects will be required for the “Dirección de Ejecución de Obra” (Works Execution Management) and for the “Coordinación de Seguridad y Salud” (Health & Safety Plan Coordination).