New build house

Steve Capewell, is a sole practitioner, Architectural Technologist with over 35 year’s industry experience. He will deal directly with you, without delegation.

Much of our work is domestic, but we have an increasing number of commercial clients, undertaking designs for Devon Air Ambulance, Inspired Dental, Car Dealerships, Office layouts, Nursing Homes and Holiday Parks.

Capcad Ltd is based in Exeter which gives easy coverage of South and East Devon, the Torquay/Torbay area, Mid Devon, Somerset, Dartmoor National Park and Dorset. We have also undertaken work as far away as London and Scotland. 

Our aims

  • To be creative, innovative and imaginative, but not if this means you, the client, incurring excessive cost. Constructions, materials and components will be suggested with this in mind and our package will be tailored to suit your needs.
  • To provide a cost effective, efficient and friendly architectural design service tailored to suit the needs of our clients.
  • To provide informed, honest and realistic advice together with a comprehensive drawing service.

We are equally at home working with private clients, builders, self-builders, developers or businesses. We take a keen interest in the latest products, materials and developments in sustainable technologies. Our Architectural designs are detailed enough to allow competitive and accurate build prices to be obtained.

Detailed drawings, specifications and site visits can be provided to minimise the level of stress when the build is in progress ensuring the build is delivered on time and to budget.

For house designs, we seek to improve living space by opening up, rationalising layouts and improving ergonomics.  We understand the client is investing time, energy and finances into a project and will often look for a return on that in terms of added value, aesthetics and amenity.

A minimal service would be based around obtaining providing enough information for Planning and Building Regulations approvals, but the whole design and building process can be covered from initial survey, feasibility, sketch design proposals to site visits if required. CAD software enables our Architectural designs to be economically modified.

Additional services can be provided as required by our associated consultants.

Typically a minimal service would include:-

  • Obtaining a brief and discuss scope of works.
  • Measured survey the property.
  • Produce sketch designs for your approval.
  • Advise on Permitted Development Rights. If a Planning application is required, work up the sketch design drawings and submit to Local Authority Planners.
  • South West Water and Party Wall issues may also be addressed at this stage.
  • Once Planning permission is received, work up planning drawings by adding dimensions, materials, specification and details and submit to Building Control.
  • CDM Designer service.
  • We will coordinate with consultants as required, consulting with Structural Engineers, CDM Coordinators, SBEM/SAP’s consultants (Energy Ratings), Services Engineers and Interior designers etc. so giving you a one stop design service.
  • Advise on contracts, tenders and quotations, a Contract Administration service can also be provided.

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