JPH as Architects provide a design package which is derived from the RIBA plan of works and can contain all or part of the following stages to suit a particular project or client’s vision, ranging from plans drawn for planning permission and building regulation approval to a full service which comprises the following;
Tender Documentation and Action.
Construction and contract administration to Practical Completion.
Construction administration and construction services including inspections, evaluations and final account.
Commercial projects allow us to express design flair and implement various contemporary or mainstream architectural styles which are inspired by location, the site, building function and most important; the clients vision and expectations. Commercial projects come in a number of shapes and sizes intergrading various criteria or processes. We have worked on retail units, cafes, bars, restaurants and industrial premises such as process facilities and factories.
Most commercial building often move away from traditional building methods and this is for us, often the most interesting part of the project. We enjoy the technical aspect of architecture and have completed a number of projects utilising various building techniques
Whether you are looking for a small single storey extension, one off new build or large housing scheme, we can offer various design services and design packages to a wide range of needs.
We understand the complexities of the planning system and have an enviable record of achieving difficult consents ranging from contemporary one-off houses in sensitive locations, to large residential schemes. We like to work closely with our clients to establish a brief and bring your vision to reality.
We generally utilise 3D modelling software on the majority of our projects and can provide internal and external visuals, so our clients know exactly what they are getting.
We offer a design and build package on domestic projects to provide our clients with a fully controlled, costed and managed project from start to finish. We have completed numerous projects in this vein and our clients have opted to use this service and the feedback is great.
JPH Architects have successfully delivered an abundance of Social and affordable housing schemes, refurbishment projects to meet client or end user requirements and managed facilities such as supported accommodation for homes for veterans.
We enjoy creating spaces, buildings, environments and places that offer a sense of community and provides functionality.
Our designs place people at the centre of the process to ensure the design and arrangement of what is created, meets the clients and end users requirements and specific needs. We have been designing with the aid of guidance and documentation such as DQR and Lifetime homes for over a decade.
Health sector buildings require a full understanding of operation and functional requirements and that is what we do. We are aware that the range of functions of such a facility often change over time, we can can provide flexibility and adaptability through the design process to ensure the building is future-proofed.
We pride ourselves on the ability to research and digest information or implement legislation and design criteria, through experience, to deliver successful projects and create spaces that move away from ‘institutional’ environments.
North Wales and the North West has an abundance of locations with special architectural and historic interest. Obtaining listed building consent and undertaking projects in conservation areas can be a daunting prospect however, JPH Architects will work with you and help to establish what makes the building or area significant as a starting point.
We can then ensure that the project is approached in a way which implements your brief and vision in line with the specific constraints, conservation policies, principals and guidance. When it is time to start building works, we have a wide range of knowledge relating to heritage building methods and products which is invaluable for obtaining and complying with listed building consent.
Whether your interest lies with developing a project that complies with the current Building Regulations fabric first approach or would like to develop a low carbon or Passivhaus project, we here to help. Using the ‘Passivhaus Planning Package’ we can develop your residential or commercial project to comply with the design criteria set out by the Passivhaus institute.
We have been involved in the design and certification of both commercial and residential projects for a number of years. If Passivhaus certification is not for you then we are able to use the principles of design and methods of construction to develop a low carbon and sustainable project. A Passivhaus combines high level comfort with very low energy consumption.
The most important principle of a Passivhaus is insulation applied continuously around the building envelope without thermal bridging. This significantly reduces heat loss, especially during winter. Internal surfaces are almost the same as the indoor air temperature due to the high levels of insulation.
This leads to a very comfortable indoor climate and avoids damage caused by the humidity of indoor air. The high efficiency of a Passivhaus dramatically reduces Co2 emissions and reduces the demand on natural resources. The Passivhaus standard has been around for many years in Europe and has been tried and tested thousands of times. Recently more and more projects are being completed here in the UK with great success.
JPH have been involved in many refurbishment projects ranging from re configuring domestic floor plans and adding a room or two right through to large commercial arrangements.
We have converted a large residential house into apartments for the homeless, another into a private hospital for women with
mental illness and student accommodation transformed into a place for ‘Veterans’ to recuperate.
Flexibility is our key word in order to meet with our client’s requirements we will consider all the options available in each project.
JPH Architects Ltd have Permission for Commercial operations license (PFCO) and are able to safely plan and carry out aerial photography and videography. Aerial photography allows for a different perspective at Hi resolution and creates images for use with in web sites and marketing material.
Within the construction industry Ariel inspections of details and sites can be carried out. Aerial photography can help to reduce working at height risks and help monitor progress of works carried out on site.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a 3D modelling process with an integrated collection of data and information supported by a philosophy and process, which aims to ensure full collaboration between construction professionals. The management and integration of information including the production of the Building Information Model provides a digital description of all aspects of the build asset. This information is utilised through the design and construction process and is handed over to the client providing crucial data to assist with building management throughout the whole life cycle of the asset
The adoption of BIM is becoming widespread with many clients and stakeholders requesting BIM to be
implemented on projects to assist with costs control and value, reduction in design and building programmes and timescales, building a team environment during the design and construction process and increased carbon performance. Clients are also now aware that BIM can provide significant benefits to how a building is managed and maintained.
JPH Architects have in house qualified BIM practitioners and are working in line with the BIM level 2 criteria. We are passionate about innovation and believe that the future of the construction industry is digital! Over the next year or so, we will be looking to achieve BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification.