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Frequently Asked Questions

What does an architect do?

This is a question which is often asked but rarely out loud. Many people will have a preconceived idea of what an architect does and they might be put off using one simply based upon their expectation that it is expensive, but conversely not having the right advice at the...

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Why do I need an architect?

It may not always be necessary to engage an architect for your project however, there are likely to be many factors which shape and influence the building project and by having an architect beside you during the process will enable you to make informed decisions along the way. From planning...

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Why should I choose Tricker Blackie Associates?

There are architects who will tell you what you need and there are architects who will give you what you want, however at Tricker Blackie Associates we will give you what you need and hopefully more than you would have expected in the way of enhancement. At the core of our...

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Is my project too small to warrant an architect?

New house design

The simple answer is no. A small project may equally be as complex as a much larger project and needing just as much good advice in order to make it a successful one. At Tricker Blackie Associates, we are more than happy to discuss your project with you and to...

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How much does an initial consultation cost?

We do not charge for an initial consultation to discuss your project. Instead we see this as an opportunity to meet with you, for both of us to gain an understanding of each other, to identify the outline of the brief in more detail and most importantly and hopefully to...

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Do I need planning permission?

For many small, domestic projects it is possible that planning permission will not be required. However each case is individual and professional advice should be sought in the first instance to determine whether planning permission is required or otherwise. The government have set out guidance for homeowners on this subject...

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My property is listed, can you help?

High window

At Tricker Blackie Associates, we have developed a reputation in Suffolk and North Essex for helping many clients with their listed properties. Key to the success is in the understanding of the constraints and where opportunities exist with these types of buildings. Whether it be in restoration and promoting longevity...

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How do the new CDM 2015 Regulations affect me?

As of the 6th April 2015, the previous 2007 CDM (Construction Design & Management) Regulations were replaced with new regulations. Small and medium size construction businesses will have to make a plan and manage health and safety, meaning for the first time any construction work, whether it's a new bathroom...

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