Services

Mint Architecture can carry out all RIBA Architectural Services from Conception to Completion. Please contact to arrange an initial consultation.

Concept Design

Whether it's a few simple sketches or a detailed feasibility report, with an initial concept design study Mint can really help to scope out the project and consider options.

She uses a number of tools to do this including: freehand sketches, perspective drawings, mood boards, card models, digital 3D models, surveys and precedent research and imagery. 

 

The concept studies provide a range of ideas for us to discuss, develop and refine together.

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Planning

Achieving planning consent can appear to be the biggest hurdle for a building project. The practice is skilled in Listed Building and projects within Conservation Areas.  

 

Mint recognises the need to thoroughly research the likely planning conditions, relevant site history and precedents and engage with the local planners effectively and timely.

With all this considered, using inventive and practical design, Mint aims to lift your project out of the ordinary and help you achieve your needs and vision. 

Building Regs & Construction Drawings

MA can cover everything for the Building Regulation approvals process, before your project can go ahead on site. The application to the local authority covers the functional requirements of buildings to safeguard the health and safety of the people using them, energy conservation and all access issues in accordance with relevant British Standards.

 

The Construction package of information includes further design detail, technical information and the Project Specification, necessary for the contractor.

 

By having these project packages carried out by MA you can be confident that your builders will be happy that they have a comprehensive set of contract drawings of the highest quality.

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Project Management & Contract Admin

As a Chartered Practice MA provides you with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that the project’s quality, programme and costs are being professionally managed. 

 

Mint provides the project management system:

  • handling the paperwork

  • coordinating project communication

  • integrating the selection and appointments of the project team 

  • devising and monitoring the project programme

 

As contract administrator Mint acts as the employer’s agent, inviting and appraising tenders, administering the building contract, reporting on site progress and certifying payments.

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Interior & Furniture Design

Mint Architecture has a wealth of experience in Interior and Refurbishment projects. With a background in furniture design Mint loves to create bespoke elements for a project.

 

Many Architectural projects undertaken include the proposed fixed internal elements (Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment). MA can also prepare a specification for loose pieces of furniture, both ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke.

 

In projects that involve this full service MA works with a number of trusted and competitive furniture suppliers and manufacturers to provide you with a range of options to suit your style and budget. 

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Masterplanning & Consultation

Mint has carried out a number of architectural consultancy assignments, advising clients on the design and master planning options for their property. These roles have been predominantly in the Education sector, running workshops with the institutions to rework the physical organisation of their Estates and determine a brief for new buildings.

 

Previous clients have included organisations with a significant number of stakeholders engaged. Here, communication and integration of all relevant opinions is vital for the successful delivery of the findings and recommendations report.

 

If you have a potential project that requires consultancy, small or large, in Education or another property sector, we'd love to discuss your needs.

Mint Architecture is a Chartered RIBA and RIAS Practice (Royal Institute of British Architects & Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland).  Mint Findlay is registered with the Architect's Registration Board (ARB) and is a committee member for the Hertfordshire Architect's Association (HAA).

info@mintarchitecture.com 

Residential and Commercial Architect based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

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