Wiggins & Associates provide a range of Architectural and Engineering Services tailored to the requirments of each project to ensure a Professional Services at every stage

Architectural Design

Sketch 23 render sample-F4354B37-54C2-41D8-A1C3-7B25EBBCF5C8A copyOur approach to architecture is driven by a belief that the quality of our surroundings has a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether at home or in the workplace. Wiggins & Associates provides a comprehensive Architectural Design Service. We are a multidisciplinary practice providing a range of complementary design services including Urban Design and Masterplanning

Planning Consultancy

Planning ImageWiggins & Associates has extensive and wide ranging expertise in planning for residential, commercial, retail and leisure uses as well as a wide spectrum of other forms of development. We are equally active in relation to rural planning issues as we are in urban planning issues. Wiggins & Associates offers a comprehensive Planning Service to both public and private sector clients.

Structural Reports

Structural reportA Structural Survey can be either a stand alone service for domestic or commercial clients, or carried out as the preliminary stage of a more complex brief.  All reports provide clear recommendations and guidance towards remedying any defects identified, including the need for any further investigations or additional specialist input.          

Building Energy Rating

IMG_0750A Building Energy Rating is an indication of the energy performance of a building. A BER Certificate is accompanied by an advisory report which identifies how you might improve the energy performance of your home. A BER is compulsory for all homes offered for sale or rent. A BER is also required before a new home is occupied for the first time. A BER measures how much energy your house or building is using over a 12 month period.   

Project Management

Project ManagementWiggins & Associates offer a full Project Management service to clients for construction projects, right through from site selection to building completion. We oversee the design and construction process, as well as preparing construction contracts between client and builder. We ensure that projects meet environmental, safety, structural, zoning and aesthetic standards, in conjunction with ensuring delivery of completed works on time.

Contract Administration

ContractContract Administration involves those activities performed on behalf of the client after a contract has been awarded to a builder. It encompasses all dealings between the client and builder from the time the contract is awarded until the work is complete. Including certification of works to ensure statuary compliance  and payments to the building contractor.  

Project Supervisor Design Process

PSDPThe appointment of a Project Supervisor Design Stage (PSDP) is now required for domestic projects as well as commercial projects. The main function of the PSDP is to coordinate and advise on safety issues, in addition to preparing the Preliminary Health & Safety Plan. The appointment of a PSDP by the client is a requirement by law under the Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations. Wiggins & Associates are accredited by the R.I.A.I. to act as Project Supervisor Design Stage.         

Flood Risk Assessment

IMG_0752Flooding is a natural process and can happen at any time in a variety of locations. Understanding Flood Risk is an essential step in managing the impacts of flooding. The assessment of risk requires an understanding of where the water comes from, how and where it flows, and the people / assets affected by it. Under new legislation Planning Authorities are requesting flood risk assessments for developments in flood prone areas. 

Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolutionWiggins & Associates have gained significant experience in Construction Dispute Resolution, particularly in areas of Mediation and Conciliation. Disputes arising between parties to a contract are capable of resolution in a number of different ways and the method to be adopted by the parties depends on the terms of the contract into which they have entered. If the contract is silent with regard to resolution of disputes any issue arising under that contract may be referred to Court to be litigated.