We are an experienced RIBA architectural practice run by three partners with a strong design focus. Between us, we have over 30 years of experience and since forming early in 2010, we've had a clear vision for delivering creative architecture and adding value to projects. Our core services include architectural design, construction detailing and project management
Since forming back in 2010, we have expanded our market sectors and have a growing list of built projects. We provide services for domestic, developers and international organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.
We specialise in contemporary high-quality residential / commercial extensions and new builds ranging from small to large developments.
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As a professional architects practice we are proud of maintaining the highest levels of integrity and operating standards.
To ensure this we are:
+ ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD (ARB) REGISTERED
Since 1931, in the UK, the title 'architect' has been protected under the 'Architects Registration Act'. This restricts the use of the title to those deemed to have the skills, experience and qualifications required to perform the role. The Architects Registration Board (ARB) regulate the use of the title and maintain the register of architects. All 3bd partners are registered architects and abide by the ARB code of conduct. You can search the register HERE.
+ ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS (RIBA) CHARTERED
Beyond the statutory architects register, 3bd are proud to extend their professional integrity to include the code of conduct monitored by the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECT (RIBA). This extends our commitment to include continued professional development, quality management systems, environmental policies and carry professional indemnity insurance. You can view our RIBA practice page HERE. The RIBA advice for working with an architect can be found HERE and HERE.
+ SOFTWARE/IT INFRASTRUCTURE
The 3bd architects pride themselves on being at the cutting edge of technological proficiency and uses the latest versions of Autodesk REVIT (BIM), Enscape, AutoCAD, Sketchup, V-Ray and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, Dreamweaver etc.), Dropbox, Quickbooks and Paymo. Our cloud based system enables us to access information and share with anyone from any location.
+ ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
We are strong believers in improving our environment, not just carbon emissions, but the whole package, including the spaces we inhabit, the use of natural resources and wildlife habitats. Within the role as architects our agenda is not only to make things less bad, but ensure our interventions are distinctly positive.
We are signed up to CO-WHEELS which is a pay-as-you-go car hire scheme with vehicles available to hire in convenient locations across the UK. This is a cheaper, greener and more convenient alternative to owning and using your own car.
+ PI INSURED
We carry architects professional indemnity insurance to cover the cost of any damages caused by incorrect advice to clients. We have never needed to make a claim and like to think of it as a safety net only.
Our DRC entity complies and conforms with the local law including the Framework of French business law under the OHADA Treaty (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa / l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires). This guarantees a safe legal environment for economic activities and to enhance economic investment.