It’s easier than ever to commission a personalised project

Have you ever thought about having a customised new home commissioned, but shied away from the idea having being daunted by the prospect of picking an architect?

Yes, we are architectural designers ourselves, but we understand how much your home matters to you, and that it’s essential that the architect you pick is the best possible match for your project.

But the good news is that with the recent announcement of an intended Code of Practice, consumers like you can now look forward to worrying less about taking your big custom build step. With its proposed new guidelines, the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) hopes to assist those who dream of a personalised property by helping them choose the right team.

NaCSBA has reported worries that as the self and custom build market grows, it will be hit by an influx of under-skilled companies who will not properly serve their clients. As a company with over 30 years’ experience in the architecture and construction sector, Arc Design Services knows how important a knowledgable team of seasoned experts is to the success of a project. The proposed new Code of Practice will help direct consumers toward reputable firms all across the UK, such as ourselves in the South and Greater Manchester region.

The proposed core principles of the Code of Practice (taken from NaCSBA’s official website) state that the public should see:

  1. Truthful adverts from firms
  2. Clear, helpful and adequate pre-contractual information
  3. Clear, fair contracts
  4. Staff who can meet the terms of the Code and understand their legal responsibilities
  5. An effective complaints handling system run by the business
  6. An effective and low cost redress mechanism
  7. Publicity about the Code from business and sponsors

Arc Design Services guarantee to you that we are already fully compliant to all relevant principles, and we we look forward to the Code coming into effect. Not only will it protect consumers, but will also help raise the standards of architecture - our high standards being something that we pride ourselves on.

As well as boasting considerable experience, Arc Design Services is also award-winning, has been nominated for countless accolades including the LABC Building Excellence Awards and our Director, Jonathan Riddle, is a member of the MCIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists). You can therefore trust that Arc Design Services will do the best possible job for you, supported by a team whose industry credentials really are second to none.

Located in the South or Greater Manchester area and looking to customise your home or commission a brand new personalised build? Please get in touch with Arc Design Services by calling us on 0161 928 4433. We’d love to hear from you.

26a Victoria Road, Hale
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9AD
United Kingdom