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INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE

Interior Architect / Interior Designer
The professional interior architect / designer is a person qualified by education, experience and recognized skills, who:
– identifies, researches and creatively solves problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment
– performs services relative to interior spaces including programming, design analysis, space planning, aesthetics and inspection of work on site using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building regulations, equipment, materials and furnishings
– prepares technical drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces, in order to enhance the quality of life and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
As per South African legislation, the term Interior Architect may only be used by graduates from the Pretoria University who have obtained a minimum full time five-year degree in Interior Architecture.

The standard service for which The Interior Architect or Interior Designer Is Responsible is set out below:

STAGE 1: APPRAISAL AND DEFINITION OF THE PROJECT
.1 Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with particular regard to site information, planning and statutory regulations and budget
.2 Advise the client on:
– Procedures to meet their requirements
– The need for the appointment of consultants
– Methods of contracting
STAGE 2: DESIGN CONCEPT
.1 Prepare a design concept in broad outline showing intended space provisions, planning relationships and materials and services intended to be used.
.2 Advise the client on:
– The technical and functional characteristics of the project as proposed
– The estimated costs in relation to the budget
– The anticipated project program
STAGE 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
.1 With the feedback provided, prepare a design showing:
– Space provisions
– Planning relationships
– Standards of materials intended to be used
– Sample material proposals
– Standards and suitability of services, in sufficient detail, to enable the concept to be approved by yourself
STAGE 4: TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
.1 Prepare drawings and documentation i.e. working drawings, specifications and other technical documents necessary to assist in the execution of the works
.2 Prepare a specification document showing:
– All standard shop fitting detailing
– Finishing specification
– Suggested suppliers lists
– Lighting specifications and detail
– Generic floor specifications etc.
.3 Provide sample boards, showing all suggested finishes and fittings illustrated in the document.
STAGE 5: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND INSPECTION
.1 Obtain offers for the execution of the works and advise the client regarding the award of the building contract / Obtain quotations for the execution of the works and advise the client regarding the appointment of sub-contractors / contractors
.2 Prepare contract documentation and arrange the signing thereof
.3 Administer and perform the duties assigned to the interior designer in the building contract
.4 Provide the client with as-built drawing, certificates, relevant technical data and guarantees from suppliers on completion of the works

INTERIOR DECORATION SERVICE

Interior Decorator
The professional interior decorator is a person qualified by education and/or experience and recognized skills, who:
– is primarily concerned with the functional and decorative planning of the interior of a structure; applies decorating principles to beautify a space by planning the
– State the layout of the area, taking the activities of the area into consideration
– styles the room by selecting and placing furniture, accessories and decorative finishes such as cushions, lampshades and window treatments.

The standard service for which The Interior Decorator Is Responsible is set out below:

STAGE 1: APPRAISAL AND DEFINITION OF THE PROJECT
.1 Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with particular regard to site information, planning and statutory regulations and budget
.2 Advise the client on:
– Procedures to meet their requirements
– Methods of contracting
STAGE 2: DESIGN CONCEPT
.1 Prepare a design concept in broad outline showing intended space provisions, furniture, decoration materials and services intended to be used.
.2 Advise the client on:
– The technical and functional characteristics of the proposed goods
– The estimated costs in relation to the budget
– The anticipated project program or delivering
STAGE 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
.1 With the feedback provided, prepare a design showing:
– Space provisions
– Planning relationships
– Standards of materials intended to be used
– Sample material proposals
– Standards and suitability of services, in sufficient detail, to enable the concept to be approved by yourself
STAGE 4: TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
.1 Collect technical documents necessary to assist in the execution of the works
.2 Prepare a specification document showing:
– All standard shop fitting detailing
– Finishing specification
– Suggested suppliers lists
– Lighting specifications and detail
– Generic floor specifications etc.
.3 Provide sample boards, showing all suggested finishes and fittings illustrated in the document.
STAGE 5: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND INSPECTION
.3 Administer and perform the duties assigned to the interior designer in the building contract
.4 Provide the client with as-built drawing, certificates, relevant technical data and guarantees from suppliers on completion of the works

ECO-SUSTAINABLE CONSULTANT SERVICE
Methods and technical solution in order lower our energy consumption not only to aid in lowering our utility bills and save money, but it’s also our social responsibility to help conserve the earth’s resources for the future generation.

Evaluation and design strategies for the improved environmental performance of buildings:

Passivity
Low energy and Autonomous buildings design.
Water management strategy .
Water conservation is everyone business.
Sustainable design management .
Adapt and integrate methods and technologies in order to Cut down energies.
Material evaluation .
Priority to: Reusable, Recycled, Natural, Renewable, efficient manufacturing process.
Building rating .
Estimate your current total house emissions.
Saving Strategy .
Explore actions you can take to reduce your building: emissions, energy use, and waste.
Saving framework report:
See how much you can save (in money and emissions) by taking the proposed actions.

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICE

Professional Architect (Pr Arch)
The services of an architect depend on the type of project; fees may range from 3% to 15% of the total construction costs.
Architects are licensed professionals trained in the art and science of the design and construction of buildings and structures that primarily provide shelter.
Architects may be involved with designing the total built environment—from how a building integrates with its surrounding landscape to architectural or construction details that involve the interior of the building to designing and creating furniture to be used in a specific space.
An architect is a professional who organizes space. Architects design houses, office buildings, skyscrapers, landscapes, ships, and even entire cities.
An architect is qualified to design and provide advice – both aesthetic and technical – on built objects in our public and private landscapes
Architects serve as trusted advisors, their role is holistic, blending diverse requirements and disciplines in a creative process, while serving the public interest and addressing health, safety and energy matters.

The standard service for which The Professional Architect Is Responsible is set out below:

STAGE 1: INCEPTION
.1 Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regard to:
the client’s brief, the site and rights and constraints, budgetary constraints, the need for consultants project program, methods of contracting
STAGE 2 : CONCEPT AND VIABILITY
.1 Prepare an initial design and advise on: the intended space provisions and planning relationships proposed materials and intended building services the technical and functional characteristics of the design
.2 Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land
.3 Review the anticipated costs of the project
.4 Review the project program
STAGE 3 : DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
.1 Confirm the scope and complexity
.2 Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities
.3 Develop the design, construction system, materials and components
.4 Incorporate all services and the work of consultants
.5 Review the design, costing and program with the consultants
STAGE 4 : DOCUMENTATION AND PROCUREMENT
.1 Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission: co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination prepare specifications for the works review the costing and program with the consultants obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval
.2 Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:
obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works obtain offers for the execution of the works evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)
STAGE 5 : CONSTRUCTION
Contract administration
.1 hand over the site to the contractor
.2 issue construction documentation
.3 initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate
.4 inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation
.5 administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent in the
JBCC building agreements, or fulfill the obligations provided for in other forms of contract
.6 issue the certificate of practical completion
.7 assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate
STAGE 6 : CLOSE OUT
.1 Fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project
.2 After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificate related to contract completion
.3 Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors

ARCHITECTURAL RENOVATION

Consultation service for planning an addition or remodeling/restoring your existing residence.

-A complementary service that includes whatever you need to gain clarity on the various aspects of your proposed modification project.
-Use our consultation service to check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land and the council restrictions.

The standard service for which The Professional Architect Is Responsible is set out below:
STAGE 1: INCEPTION
STAGE 2 : CONCEPT AND VIABILITY
STAGE 3 : DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
STAGE 4 : DOCUMENTATION AND PROCUREMENT
STAGE 5 : CONSTRUCTION
STAGE 6 : CLOSE OUT

TURN-KEY PROJECT

Business arrangement in which a project is delivered in a completed state. Rather than contracting with an owner to develop a project in stages, the developer is hired to finish the entire project without owner input. The builder or developer is separate from the final owner or operator, and the project is turned over only once it is fully operational.
Under a traditional lump-sum contract, the owner agrees to pay the developer to complete a project that is built to the owner’s specifications. The owner is given many opportunities to make decisions throughout the project, and to make changes as needed.
Can be applied to
– New Building: Architecture + Structural engineer + construction
– Interior design: Interior Architecture + works + supply goods
– Kitchen and joinery contracts: Joinery design + manage subcontractors + supply (local or imported)

NOTE:
Due to the nature of the business there are separate fees applicable for each service.