Contract and Plan of Work

After an initial consultation, ICE Arch Ltd produces a proposal based on the nature and scale of the project, and the stages of the development that ICE Arch Ltd is to be involved-in.  The stages are as defined in the RIBA Plan of Work. 

Usually, ICE Arch Ltd is asked to produce a design, develop and steer this through planning and building regulation approval.  Often ICE Arch Ltd will also assist in tendering and procurement.  Depending on the size and complexity of the Project, ICE Arch Ltd may be involved in the build and completion stages, either overseeing on-site construction or liaising with the site manager.

A Contract for Archectural Services defines the roles and responsibilities of client, ICE Arch Ltd and other parties.  The Terms and Conditions attached to the Contract aim to anticipate the situations that may arise, and provide clarity on how they are to be addressed.

View a copy of the ICE Arch Ltd Terms and Conditions June 2019

What to expect from ICE Arch Ltd

ICE Arch Ltd’s focus is on forging a successful partnership with the client.  The aim is always to fulfil the client’s expectations and respond to context and community. Alison and her team have a good track record in resolving complex briefs, producing innovative designs, working with diverse user groups and other construction professionals and trades, and representing the client’s interests throughout the project so that the client’s first vision and aspirations are realised.

RIBA Chartered Practice

ICE Arch Ltd is an RIBA Chartered Practice. What does this mean?

Paraphrasing the RIBA’s explanation:

RIBA Chartered Practices are the only architectural practices endorsed and promoted by the RIBA.

This ensures that your architect is highly skilled and professionally trained to turn your aspirations into reality. Your architect will guide you through the design, planning and construction process whether you are constructing a new building or adapting an existing property.

Your architect applies impartial and creative thinking to projects large and small. Your architect adds value, whether from maximising light and space, adding functionality, or achieving the best return on your investment.

Your architect is committed to quality assurance, business management and client service.

Your architect will utilise the RIBA Plan of Work and adhere to the RIBA Code of Practice.

The Code of Practice comprises:

  • Three principles of professional conduct and practice (Honesty/Integrity, Competence, and Relationships)
  • Professional values that support those principle