Registered in England & Wales

Registration number 2104436 

01394 382544

mail@mullinsdowse.co.uk

10A Quay Street

Woodbridge, IP12 1BX 

© Mullins Dowse Architects Ltd.

APPOINTING US

We are committed to ensuring that the service you get from us is what you need, value for money and delivered on time. Also, we think that you need to meet us before you commit to one of the key, if not the key relationship, in the birth and development of your building project.

This is why we offer a free on site consultation in response to all new enquiries we receive, usually with a senior member of the practice. We use this as an opportunity to understand the scope of what you have in mind and, in many straightforward cases, carry out an on the spot feasibility study, giving you initial indications of the likely key regulatory and construction questions which would be in play as well as an approximate indication of construction cost.

Following on from the initial consultation, we will send you a written fee proposal explaining what we expect to do for you and at what cost. If you decide to ask us to go ahead and work with you on your project we will tell you who your contact will be here and they will arrange any survey work and to discuss your requirements in more detail with you prior to starting design work.

We work to the RIBA Plan of Work adapted to suit the scale of the project. This approach divides design services into a series of separate stages as the design is evolved from the initial idea through to construction. Clients generally appoint us on a stage by stage basis and our terms and conditions also allow for the termination of a project in the course of work on a stage if this becomes necessary for any reason.
Fees are competitive and attractive to clients who value the expertise and service we offer. Find out more about the range of services we can provide.
If you would like an initial consultation we suggest that you telephone in the first instance as we will often be able to arrange an appointment there and then

OUR SERVICES

Our core service includes the design of buildings from the beginning, feasibility stage, where the idea of building is tested against the client's budget and other constraints, through the development of design ideas and details to the production of detail information for the assembly of the building and manufacture of special components, co-ordinating the team of professionals needed for more complex projects, advising on procuring building work and obtaining tenders and the administering the contract for the construction work itself, including certifying payments to the builder. Applications for the necessary statutory or other permissions are made on the client's behalf as part of the service as it progresses. 

The core service is divided into stages, following the RIBA Plan of Work, the well established building industry standard approach to design and procurement, and clients can choose to appoint us only for the stages they need or for the full service.
Ancillary services provided directly by us include
  • measured surveys of buildings and land
  • town planning advice
  • condition surveys of buildings and advice on repair and maintenance
  • investigations and advice on building failures
We normally manage the professional team on behalf of the client and, if the client requires, we can provide a single point of responsibility service embracing as many of these disciplines as the project requires.
We work closely with other construction professionals on
  • complex town planning cases and appeals
  • construction cost advice at all project stages
  • civil and structural engineering design
  • building services design
  • energy efficiency assessment and enhancement
  • historic building evaluation and recording
  • ecological surveys, evaluation and impact mitigation
  • landscape evaluation and design
  • flood risk assessment
  • construction health and safety procedures
  • site investigations including contamination and structural properties​