Welcome to Architecnique Architects
Architecnique was formed in January 2006 to service the need for a reliable, affordable, professional, Architectural service covering smaller works in the Kent area. The founders were frustrated by the lack of interest shown to domestic projects by the large practices for whom they worked, often pricing these jobs beyond the means of the ordinary client. The result is the increase of 'Private works' by inexperienced, unqualified individuals, turning out poor quality work without the benefit of full P.I. insurance or the time to put thing right when things go wrong. We consider our practice can redress the balance.
We have proved that good design, through experience and thought, is not expensive or a drawn out process. We believe that our Clients form part of the 'Team', where nothing is finalised without their consent, our mission is to guide not instruct, offering advice and solutions to your desires and wishes. Most of all we adhere to your budget, there is no point in giving you a design that is not affordable. We also liaise with the local Planners from day one, resulting in a very high rate of success with Planning Applications (though Planning cannot be guaranteed).
Our membership of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) confirms our professionalism. By adhering to our Charter, we must be fully insured and work in a fair and unbiased manner to the benefit of our clients under cover of a contract confirming costs and scope of works, this means that you have a professional body monitoring our performance to whom you have redress should we fail to live up to our contract, giving you security and peace of mind. We do not charge for an initial visit and consultation regarding your project, usually we will also contact the planners on your behalf, to check the viability of the works before a penny is spent. We will then confirm our costs in a letter and will only start work if our quotation is agreed. The fee set is final with no hidden extras and will only change if the scope of the works is changed with your full consent.
In all we hope that we can give you a full design service for Planning, Building Regulation approvals and all aspects of the construction process from design to completion. If you wish to discuss any aspect of our services please do not hesitate to contact our office, details found on the Contact Us page.