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Welcome to my company Architectural Improvement Ltd website.

Working from a nice office located in Woodbourn business centre in Sheffield, I offer very competitive fees.

I’m providing professional architectural design services by using the latest 2D and 3D architectural software, to will help you get planning permission and building regulation approval for your project/building.

I am interested in both commercial & domestic projects regardless the size of the project I just enjoy the design work, that’s why when I start your project I’m planning to:

  • I will first meet with you to understand the project, study all the elements, and suggest ideas & options.
  • I will help you to minimize the building cost and choose appropriate materials to ensure a pleasant energy efficient environment.
  • I will make proposals that will provide benefit from every square inch of your land/building.
  • I will give site-based advice as required.

Why choose my services?

1-Quality: High quality architectural services, from the schematic design to the completion of the project.

2-Sustainability: Effective design to moderate the usage of energy & building materials, to reduce the negative environmental impact.

3-Support: Long term technical support, starting from the design period, and during the construction, to finishing and handover.

 

The building project will take your time, energy, and money; so, if you don’t get it right first time, you may feel:

  • frustrated.
  • confused.
  • lacking in knowledge of building construction.
  • and you might take wrong decisions.

Remember the building project may be a life-time one. Here is where I come in. I can help you get it right.

I am proud of my architectural design services, and I am confident that you will be satisfied with my design work.

My services could start with you in the brainstorming stage. We could initially discuss your space & budget.

I can provide services from the initial site survey, through planning, and I can deliver detailed architectural supervision for your project. I can extend my services to the finishing stage with tender documents and project management to completion.

So, if you need new architectural or interior design for your commercial building , or business place, house, extension, or loft conversion, with reasonable fees, then you in the right place.

Call me, or send your project brief today to receive a free quote !

Address:
10 Jessell Street,
Woodbourn Business Centre,
Office number 25
S9 3HY / Sheffield, UK

Contacts:
Telephone : 0114 438 9139
Mobile : 07913999172
Email : info@a-i-ltd.com

 

Services

 

If you are a homeowner or investor/builder, I will work with you and share thoughts & ideas to make your project happen. I offer three packages. Regardless of the size or the type of your project, your budget and time-scale, we can work together.

TO GET YOUR PLANNING PERMISSION:

  • I agree the project brief with you.
  • I survey the site and take measurements.
  • I check whether you need technical reports, and I help you to get them .
  • I draw the schematic architectural design for your approval.
  • I draw the final architectural drawings.
  • I complete the planning application on your behalf and negotiate with the local authority in this regard.

TO GET YOUR BUILDING REGULATION APPROVAL:

  • I deal with the application for building control.
  • I draw up a list of the quantities of building materials as part of budget control.
  • I co-ordinate with structural engineers and other professionals.

TO GET YOUR PROJECT ACCOMPLISH WITHOUT EXTRA COST:

  • I prepare drawings for the builders.
  • I prepare any extra details
  • I produce a 3D visualization of the interior design and the exterior design.
  • I prepare tender documents and project specifications.
  • I manage the project from the first day to completion.
  • I co-ordinate with site engineers to supervise the work.

I can offer a different range of services to suit your requirements.

For homeowners

 

Investing in a home extension, loft conversion, or complete new build for the first time can be quite a daunting prospect. That’s where I come in. I have a wealth of experience of projects large and small, and I will happily help you navigate your way successfully through the maze of Planning Permission and Building Regulations that any major home improvements involve.  I always try to strip away the jargon and technical speak, and  I explain things in ways that make sense.

Good things come in small packages

Although I have worked in several countries for some very large architectural firms, I’ve chosen to establish my own small scale practice here in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. This allows me to do what I enjoy most,  which is to work directly with my clients helping them to turn their ideas into pleasant new living spaces and homes.

I’ve made the conscious decision to keep my practice small because it keeps my overheads low. This means you get all the experience and expertise I’ve gained from over 22 years in the profession, but at a cost that is really affordable.

Getting started

The first step is usually to meet you to get an understanding of your project, your initial thoughts, timescales and budget, along with a feel for how much paperwork you’re willing to do yourself (if any).  I’ll then put together a full quote, showing you exactly what’s included and what’s not included, tailored to you and your project. If you need to add or subtract anything as we go along, you just need to let me know, and if I can help I will.

Throughout your project, I’m only ever a phone call away. If you need advice, something which my clients tell me feels invaluable, (sometimes it’s just a bit of clarification or reassurance you’ll need, but it can make all the difference), I am only that phone call away.

My fees

The fees vary from project to project, but I can give fixed fees for small scale projects such as a house extension or a loft conversion starting from £1000.

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Give me a call on 0114 438 9 139 or 07 913 999 172

 

 

For investors and builders

If you’re a developer, investor or builder, I’m happy to discuss your project in order to gain an understanding of your timescales, project constraints, and exactly what you’re looking for, so that I can give you a detailed and tailored fee proposal. As a guide to my charges take a look at these 2 packages.

Basic package (ideal for simple/straightforward projects)

  • A fixed fee from as little as 3% of the project cost
  • 2D Architectural design drawings with limited changes that will fulfill Planning Permission requirements.
  • Basic technical design/drawings to the required specification for building regulation approval.
  • Liaising with other engineers i.e structural, electrical
  • This package doesn’t cover any additional services such as project management, party-wall act assistance, or any construction advice.
  • Supply of one hard copy of the drawings .

Comprehensive package

  • A fixed fee from as little as 5% of the project cost
  • Architectural design drawings with limitless changes in 2D and 3D that will fulfill Planning Permission requirements.
  • Architectural and technical drawings/design/details, including bespoke technical design to the required specification for building regulation approval.
  • Liaising with other engineers i.e structural, electrical etc
  • A checklist of any other specialists reports you need i.e flood, bat, coal, environment etc, although you will need to commission the reports separately
  • This package does cover project management, party-wall act assistance, or any construction advice from the first day to the completion.
  • Completion of application forms for Planning Permission and Building Regulations
  • For an additional agreed fee, this package will cover the interior design work, finishing material selection or any additional support during the construction period of the project.
  • Supply of three hard & one digital copy of the drawings.

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Come to my office for a cup of tea and let us talk about your project.

About me

Anwar Fannoush

MSc.Tech.Arch, BSc.Arch.

My name is Anwar,  I am an architectural designer. I have more than 22 years experience, and I’ve enjoyed a lot of work in different countries in a variety of projects. I’m interested in building construction projects, commercial projects, offices buildings, and housing projects.

Studying and starting work

I went to Benghazi University in Libya, completing a five years Architecture and urban planning BSc degree in 1996. My BSc degree covered many topics, & the core modules of my course were: -History of architecture-Architecture design studio –History of Islamic and Contemporary architecture-Theory of structure- Urban sociology & economy – Surveying- Strength of materials – building construction – Reinforced concrete – Steel structure- Quantities & specification- Building administration- Solar energy- Town planning theory & history, and much more.

The route to becoming an architect in Libya is slightly different from the UK. In Libya we do a 5 year degree course, followed by on the job training in a commercial environment. In the UK, it’s a three year degree which is Part 1, then a Masters which is Part 2, then a further post graduate exam which is Part 3, and in the UK course content varies quite widely too.

After graduating, I began work for local Government, but I soon moved to a private practice in Benghazi, which is where I really began to hone my skills. I worked on all sorts of projects, from large public buildings, through to private houses and villas of many shapes and sizes. Then in 2003, the opportunity arose to work for a major practice in Dubai, and I spent the next five years in UAE, between METRA Decoration for the interior design work and working for Eng. Adnan Saffarini Office on some  prestigious projects in some of their most iconic buildings.

In 2008, I returned to Libya to work for a big American company- Hill international, and a year later I joined Memar International Consultancy in Tripoli as a partner, which is where I stayed for nearly five years.  I then used my experience to help people who had been made homeless because of the revolution, working for a not for profit housing association, as well as doing voluntary work.

Starting the business

I had long wanted to broaden my professional experience, so in 2014 I enrolled for MSc in Technical Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University. This MSc is accredited by the chartered institute of architectural Technologists (CIAT), & the core modules for my course were: Concepts and Design in technical architecture – Environmental theory and practice for technical architecture – Fundamentals of building information modelling – Applied research methods – Major project as a dissertation with an interesting topic (BIM level 2 in UK). Also three optional modules, Contemporary digital practice in architecture – Consultancy project – Academic and professional portfolio. After I finished the MSc course, I started practicing architectural technology for small projects in Sheffield & Birmingham.

I then worked in Birmingham for nearly 2 years on a variety of projects including loft conversions and house extensions. All of this gave me valuable experience of domestic and commercial projects and British architectural styles. I then returned to the hills of Sheffield to start my company Architectural Improvement Ltd in October 2016. My aim is to provide architectural services to Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region, but I don’t mind to travel further.

Thank you for visiting my website.

Address:
10 Jessell Street,
Woodbourn Business Centre,
Office number 25
S9 3HY / Sheffield, UK

Contacts:
Telephone : 0114 438 9139
Mobile : 07913999172
Email : info@a-i-ltd.com