useful information for clients



initial appraisal links


/ common client/architect questions

/ our online pre-consultation client's questionnaire

/ full project proposal

/ fee proposal

/ feasibility study

/ initial project brief

/ design team and consultants

/ RIBA outline plan of work

/ RIBA outline plan of work explained

/ RIBA architect's services explained

/ RIBA Standard Agreement for the Appointment of Architect 2010 (2012 revision)


concept design links


/ final project brief


planning and other permissions links


/ planning application

/ local plans

/ Full Planning Application

/ Outline Planning Application

/ process of planning application

/ factors affecting planning permission

/ statutory consultees

/ Permitted Development Rights

/ Community Infrastructure Levy

/ planning obligations, or Section 106 agreements

/ ceritficate of lawful development application

/ Change of Use Planning Permission

/ other types of planning consents

/ types on non-planning permissions


building regulations links


/ Building Regulations

/ Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)

/ Sustainability and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)


tender links


/ tender process


procurement and building contracts links


/ procurement methods (choosing the right contract type)

/ JCT contracts

JCT contract finder tool

/ JCT main and sub-contract overview

/ choosing the right main JCT contract

/ choosing the right JCT sub-contract

JCT contracts digital service

/ RIBA building contracts

construction links


/ construction programme


other useful info links


/ what is ARB (Architects Registration Board)

/ ARB Architects' Code of Conduct

/ RIBA Chartered Practice: Accreditation Criteria and Standards


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