Delivering high-quality design projects for over 25 years.
Practice OverviewHere at John Halton Design Ltd. we strive to convey a friendly professional service. We have worked with a variety of different types of clients and organisations. We endeavour to understand our client’s needs and expectations. This is so that we can deliver the best service possible, whilst adding increased value to their project.We possess the professional skills, knowledge, and experience to act in various roles dependant on the requirements of the client. This can include simply designing schemes for necessary planning and building regulation approvals (partial service) or exercising the duties of Contract Administrator under a formal building contract (full service).We provide a number architectural professional services which primarily include:Concept Sketch Design and Feasibility Studies•Design appraisal of the site and project brief to identify at the early stages of the project possible opportunities and constraints.•Creating innovative design solutions to respond to the challenge of the site and client brief.•Seeking pre-application planning advice and dialogue with the local planning authority or working in conjunction with a planning consultant.Planning Applications•Preparations of design schemes, drawings and visuals.•Produce planning Design & Access Statements.•Drafting Heritage Appraisals.•Submission of planning applications and appeals if necessary.Technical Design & Building Regulations•Design and production of detailed technical drawings and specifications.•Liaising with Building Inspector and other professional consultants, such as the Structural Engineer.•Submission of building regulation applications on behalf of the client
Lead Consultant and Project Management•Our services can include a full project management or lead consultant role on behalf of the client. This entails assembling a team and coordinating other consultants for the building project as necessary. These can include; specialist planning consultants, highway consultants, ecologists, arboriculturist consultants, topographical surveyors, archaeologists, engineers, soil reports etc.•As project manager we establish development programmes, including quality, cost and time control measures.•On occasion we act as Employers Agent under a design & building contract.Interior Design•We can provide interior design services for both residential and commercial projects. This includes the preparation of mood boards, integrating hard and soft materials and finishes. This usually forms part of the full service.Measured Building Surveys•Carrying out measured surveys of existing buildings and production of accurate scaled drawing information.Quinquennial Inspections•Preparing building condition reports on existing churches, which must be carried out once every 5 years, as per the requirements of the Churches Measure.•The quinquennial report (QR) will give an overview of the condition of the building and will highlight the repairs required according to their priority.CDM - Principal Designer•Under the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations 2015, as appointed Principal Designers, we have an important role in influencing how risks to health and safety are managed throughout a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase have a significant influence in ensuring the project is delivered in a way that secures the health and safety of everyone affected by the work.