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Completing the form below will immediately give you contact details for people who can assist you with your Architectural Design requirement in your local area. This list will contain suppliers with a mixed range of abilities from large Architectural practices through to Architectural Drawing Technicians. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. 

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

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For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

What is an Architect?

An architect is someone who plans and designs building projects from small ones such as a new front porch, domestic extensions, refurbishing a listed building, medium projects like a new house, or large commercial projects like a block of flats or a business park. If you are planning to build a new house then it is probably a good idea to speak to an architect who has experience with medium sized projects.

Appointing an architect

New build projects should ideally be done by an architect. Anyone calling themselves an architect must be registered with Architect's Registration Board (ARB) , the UK’s statutory regulator of architects. This is a requirement under Section 20 of the Architects Act 1997. Architects can only register with ARB if they have the appropriate qualifications and experience. For new build projects we recommend you use an architect registered with ARB. Some architects are also registered with the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA,) as well as the ARB. The Royal Institute of British Architecture is a professional body for architects. Chartered architects or chartered architectural practices have met strict criteria of the RIBA.

Ideally, you should look for an architect who has had experience in the type of project you are thinking of undertaking. They need to be able to think about the bigger picture, understand planning permission and building regulation requirements. They may also be able to give advice on sourcing materials or appointing contractors. Some will offer project management services.

It is well worth speaking to several architects and you will quickly see who you prefer to work with and who is able to interpret your ideas in a way you feel comfortable with and remember to discuss your budget!

Things to consider when building a new property

You may wish your new build to have a low carbon footprint or be aiming for high passive house standards, there could be a particular feature of the land on which the house is to be built that you would like the building to sympathise with. Architects can design buildings to make the most of natural light and suggest suitable room configurations for a busy family. Solar panels, sustainable heating, ground source heat pumps, grey water systems, using local materials, the function of different areas of the building, number of bedrooms and how much living space you require are just a few things to consider.

 

Do you provide Architectural Design Services?

If you provide Architectural Design Services and would like to be listed on the website, please complete our registration form and one of our Team will contact you to arrange a free trial.

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