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Architectural Feasibility Survey

When wanting to start work of architecture, whether it be a whole building or a house extension, feasibility is a crucial aspect upon which every project is built. These surveys serve as the initial blueprint and green light to confirm your project desires. Architectural feasibility surveys provide a comprehensive evaluation of a proposed architectural endeavour’s viability, practicality, and potential challenges.

What Is An Architectural Feasibility Survey?

An architectural feasibility survey is a crucial first step in the journey of transforming a space or architectural property into a tangible reality. In essence, it is the process through which architects thoroughly assess and analyse whether a proposed building project plan is not only achievable but also worth pursuing. This evaluation occurs prior to the substantial investment of both time and financial resources, serving as a safeguard against embarking on projects that may not ultimately meet their intended objectives.

At its core, an architectural feasibility survey represents a systematic and comprehensive examination of various factors that collectively determine the viability of a new construction endeavour. Architects scrutinise elements such as location, site conditions, regulatory requirements, construction costs, and market demand to form a well-informed judgement. By conducting these surveys, architects play a pivotal role in minimising risks and optimising the chances of success for a project.

Surveys Carried Out By Experienced Professionals

Our company stands as specialists with many years of experience in providing architectural feasibility surveys, each time tailoring them to guide your visionary projects to success. With a track record of excellence and a team of professionals, we are the clear choice when it comes to navigating the complexities of specialised architectural assessments.

Our experience is the cornerstone of our service. We understand that each architectural endeavour is unique, often presenting challenges that demand a high level of specialisation. 

When you choose us for your feasibility survey, you’re selecting a partner committed to excellence, precision, and innovation. We’re dedicated to not only ensuring your project’s feasibility but also maximising its potential for success in alignment with your vision and objectives.

Our Process for Feasibility Surveys

We consider architectural feasibility surveys as a pivotal first step in the journey towards carrying out architectural works. We approach this phase with a thorough and adaptive mindset, aimed at taking a deep look into the intricacies of your project. Our process begins with an in-depth analysis, where we pose critical questions about your project brief, budget, and underlying assumptions. 

Our team then delves into a comprehensive analysis of your property and site, leaving no stone unturned in order to unveil constraints, potential issues yet also potential opportunities. By looking into these crucial factors, we aim to uncover the hidden potential of your project, paving the way for innovative and practical solutions.

When Do You Need To Get An Architectural Feasibility Survey?

The decision to undertake an architectural feasibility survey is an important one. This essential step in the architectural process serves as a strategic tool to inform your project’s viability, mitigate risks, and align your vision with practicality. Knowing when to get an architectural feasibility survey carried out is crucial, the following list explains the bests times to get these surveys carried out:

Before Starting A Project: An architectural feasibility survey should be a fundamental starting point for any construction or renovation endeavour. It provides clarity on whether your concept is realistically achievable and helps you avoid costly pitfalls down the road.

When Facing Complex Challenges: If your project involves intricate architectural designs, historical preservation, sustainability goals, or specialised functions, a specialist in feasibility surveys becomes valuable. These specialised assessments address unique challenges that require expert guidance.

Prior to Property Acquisition: If you’re considering purchasing a property for development, conducting one of these surveys can help you assess its potential for your intended use and uncover any hidden issues.

When Revisiting Existing Plans: Even if you already have a project in progress, it’s never too late to assess its feasibility. A mid-project feasibility review can help identify and address any unforeseen obstacles.

To Secure Financing: Many financial institutions require an architectural feasibility survey as part of their due diligence process when considering loans or investments for construction projects.

Arisha Patel
Arisha Patel
2024-05-21
Nick at STH came to survey a property for me. Communication with Nick and Joy was extremely prompt and professional. I would definitely use them again in the future!!
Oliver Boggis
Oliver Boggis
2024-01-22
I instructed STH to undertake a party wall award between my company and a neighbour. Nick was prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Many thanks for your help.
Monarfon Holiday Cottage
Monarfon Holiday Cottage
2024-01-22
STH prepared specifications and were able to offer expert advise for elements of our repairs and refurbishment.
Brandon Winchester
Brandon Winchester
2023-04-26
Couldn't be happier with the service that was provided. For reliability and efficiency, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Strongly recommend!

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FAQ's

An architectural feasibility survey is an initial assessment that evaluates the viability of a construction or renovation project before significant resources are committed.
It helps identify potential issues, assesses project viability, and informs decision-making, ultimately saving time and money.
It assesses factors such as site conditions, regulatory requirements, construction costs, market demand, and project objectives.

Qualified surveyors or firms with expertise in feasibility assessments should perform these surveys.

Project brief, budget, property/site details, and any existing plans or documents are essential inputs.

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