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Completing the form below will immediately give you contact details for people who can assist you with your Architectural Design requirement in your local area. This list will contain suppliers with a mixed range of abilities from large Architectural practices through to Architectural Drawing Technicians. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. 

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

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For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Architectural Design

It’s best not to leave important decisions to the luck of the draw when embarking on an enterprise that is likely to cost thousands of pounds, be it a loft conversion, an extension or something similar. If you have designs on getting improvements to your existing home or modernising a newly acquired one, you will probably require an architect of some description, whether it’s a registered one, a technician or a surveyor.

For some people, the cost of moving house, what with stamp duty, the hire of a removal company, along with fees for solicitors, estate agents and mortgages, can seem prohibitive.  A better or cheaper option might be to stay put and extend.

For others, a bungalow might be an attractive option if there’s an opportunity to go into the roof and make it a two storey property.

That’s where architects come in. They have been specifically trained to be capable of introducing a high level of artistic flair and elegance.

They can also apply their valuable background knowledge when it comes to completing tasks of this nature.

These days you can check whether an architect has met the required standard through a register organised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), which has public access, on www.arb.org.uk

The ARB is the statutory regulator in this field for the United Kingdom.

For medium-sized assignments, it’s better to garner opinion beforehand instead of booking the first person you find.  By discussing before making any commitment you can determine who is going to do the best job in regard to your particular circumstances. Architects that impress with a particular request will also be considering the bigger picture. They will be able to look at circumventing planning issues that might concern regulatory bodies, solar power, the use of renewable energy and the employment of natural phenomena like rainwater or wind. Other things possibly worth noting are how to budget wisely, how to use sustainable methods and how the climate will impact the job at hand. 

The overall carbon footprint of the project, how sewage waste will be managed and future use could also be important. There may also be other matters that need tackling before a service provider is hired.  Are there restrictions to the building that will hinder its development and what is the legal position of making any changes?  And before looking at potential suppliers, it is worth taking into account any points concerning planning applications, party walls and investigating the hiring of builders, contractors or project managers.

If you want help concerning the interior design of your project, click here

Applying for planning permission? click here

Need building regulation approval? click here

If you need work from a structural engineer now the design has been  determined, click here

If you have questions about party walls, click here

If this is your line of work and you would like to apply for a trial on this website, please leave your contact details here

Do you provide Architectural Design Services?

If you provide Architectural Design Services and would like to be listed on the website, please complete our registration form and one of our Team will contact you to arrange a free trial.

Customer Feedback

We ask all of the people who run an enquiry on our wensite to give us feedback on any of the Suppliers they appoint.  Below are some of their comments:

The website was excellent, I used Mart Barras. Mart was excellent and provided a follow up letter about remodelling the property
Fran, Cambridge
The website was easy to use - prompt response. I followed up with Bare Architecture Ltd. We choose Barry as he was full of great ideas and modern in his outlook.
Evelyn, Glasgow
Website Feedback: Very helpful and easy to find what we wanted Supplier Feedback: Excellent service, survey most detailed and pictures really helpful and informative. Well done and very efficient.
Steven & Joanne, Wigan
Website Feedback: I was impressed at the speed of the response and the clarity of information offered. Supplier Feedback: Communication with Adlai was excellent. The price was good and the service efficient.
I Paterson, Edinburgh

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