Spending more time at home during lockdown can be the perfect opportunity to plan, detail and specify your dream home, whether that’s through a home improvement project, a renovation or building your dream home from scratch.
As part of our new Home School initiative, we’re compiling a list of all of the companies offering special services to customers during lockdown so you can continue to plan your project from the comfort of your own home.
We’ll be updating this list regularly, so do bookmark this page in your browser.
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Type of service during lockdown: Online consultations
What are we doing? Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Whatever questions you have about an extension you are looking to embark upon or are progressing with, the founders of George and James Architects will be on hand to help in one-to-one online consultations.
Type of service during lockdown: Quantity surveying and cost consultancy service for self builders
What are we doing? Jason Bailyes BSc (Hons) specialises in providing detailed costings for your self build including tendering advice and guidance when appointing contractors to undertake your build. A very affordable service by a construction professional that will protect your build budget.
Type of service during lockdown: Online consultations, answering queries, phone consultations on 01845 525664, architect CPDs via webinars
What are we doing? We’re continuing to work on existing and new client lighting designs. The design and project management team are working from home with full access to all our design tools, systems and client project information to hand. We’re running online meetings and design reviews using Microsoft Teams, Blizz and Zoom.
Type of service during lockdown: Phone consultations (0121 314 7735). Contact for advice, technical consultations and sales-related support
What are we doing? We are offering a full service to prospective homebuilders by discussing timber frame/SIPs/Passivehouse solutions, offering quotations for these options. We’re also answering technical queries for all aspects of the build. We can even put clients in touch with external architectural resources.
Type of service during lockdown: Online consultations, presentations, remote site surveys, remote “Buddy Services”
What are we doing? We are offering 1-2-1 Project Surgeries to discuss your projects, share documents and plans from the comfort and safety or your own home. There’s also our Remote “Buddy” Service to support your installation on site and we can walk through your site with you to carry out our Remote Online Site Surveys.