So Sound Design


feasibility study

At So Sound Design in Leeds and Manchester, we feel it is important to offer our clients the option of carrying out a feasibility study. A feasibility study is designed to help our clients make informed decisions on how best to progress your project, before committing to too much time and expense. We believe the feasibility process allows you to understand the benefits and implications of your proposal at a very early stage in the process.

The extent of a feasibility study is dependent on the size and nature of the project, whether it be a domestic extension, where our key concerns would be planning and the impact on your neighbours, or a commercial project where forecasting costs and revenue could also be key factors.

The So Sound design team will evaluate and analyse your proposed project by:

  • Producing on outline brief.

  • Surveying the existing property or site.

  • Producing concept designs that reflect your initial brief and the site.

  • Highlighting potential planning concerns.

  • Commenting on the cost and benefit of each proposal.

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From start to finish Peter and his team were exemplary, from the initial meeting where we discussed our thoughts and requirements to the site visits, the first draft of drawings, the slight amends and then to the final submission, and subsequent approval. Peter's knowledge of local planning laws and what can and cannot be achieved is something which is well worth investing in, and without that we would not be in the position we are now in.

Mr & Mrs Farrington

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How far are you willing to travel?
For the right project the So Sound Design team work be willing to travel as far as necessary. Having offices in Leeds and Manchester doesn’t restrict us to the North West of England, we have recently worked on projects in Cornwall and Whitehaven.

What is the difference between and Architect and Architectural Designer?
So Sound Design’s managing Director Pete is an Architectural Designer and not an Architect. What's the difference? Traditionally, Draughtsmen were the behind the scene work horses, helping to develop the architect’s ideas. These days the roles have blurred somewhat with Draughtsmen setting up businesses of their own, hence the birth of the Architectural Designer. Architectural Designers are able to do everything an Architect can. Architectural Designers can produce architectural and detailed construction drawings, submit plans to council for consent and create imaginative, practical and attractive designs. They are also capable in leading a project team and acting as an agent, taking care of any project requirements. Pete has over 30 years’ experience in architecture and the construction trade and a great understanding of how a building should be designed and built. In addition to this Pete is also a qualified project manager, providing him with the skills to not only design a building but also to take any project from the initial stages of design right through to completion of the build. So who should I choose for my project? If you're building a sports stadium, office block, or grand hotel for instance, look at a person’s experience; what projects have they worked on before, are these commercially biased? Has that person experience of construction as well as design and therefore, are they capable of seeing the project through from design to build completion? Do they have a good understanding of the build construction and quality? If so, a good Architectural Designer is more than capable, and usually more affordable than an Architect. Here at So Sound Design our director can offer you the full package.

What is the difference Between Planning permission and Building Control approval?
Put simply, the Planning department of your local authority is concerned with the effect of your project on the local built environment. They will look at the size and appearance of your project and any change of use. The building control department on the other hand, will be concerned with compliance with the building regulations; things like structural stability, insulation and fire safety for instance.

Can you provide Structural Calculations?
Yes, we work in conjunction with a structural engineer and can provide all calculations required by your local authority.

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