CJC has a wealth of practical experience taking diligent care of buildings and helping people with their building projects from concept to completion. Work on historic structures is challenging often requiring multidisciplinary teams which CJC can lead. CJC will support and guide you through the maze so that your ideas can be converted into built form with minimal impact upon your historic fabric providing reassurance and confidence to all concerned that your project is appropriately resourced.
A typical project involves the following sequence:
The title of Architect is protected by law with the Architects Registration Board set up by Parliament to regulate the profession. It is a criminal offence to use the title Architect if the individual is not on the register - please do check by clicking on the ARB logo opposite. British Architects will have undertaken at least 7+ years academic training and practical experience before being allowed to enter the register and must maintain their competency with continuing professional development each year. In addition to prescriptive qualifications, an Architect also has to follow a professional code of conduct with minimum levels of professional indemnity insurance. Any Architect that’s fallen below the expected professional standard faces the Professional Conduct Committee with risk of being fined, suspended or removed from the register to protect consumers.
Chartered Architects are members of the Royal Institute of British Archiects who have their own Code of Professional Conduct and disicplinary procedures. Chartered Architects must study a wide range of mandatory topics with audited training records each year.
Many claim to specialise in listed buildings but accredited professionals have been assessed by an independent panel of experts so you can be confident this is true. This assessment is repeated at regular intervals with ongoing training and examples of work submitted for approval. Those who routinely work with designated structures need specialist knowledge and experience. Given the responsibility, this is demonstrated through accreditation which is why most major sources of grant funding require professionals from the following schemes:
If you decide to work with CJ consulting, be assured you will be working with a Chartered Architect that has RIBA SCA accreditation.
It's a sad fact but over 65% of CJC clients have worked with someone previously on their project suffering real losses in terms of time, money as well as heartache.
Please make sure that the person you appoint has the necessary expertise and experience.
CJC has a 100% success rate when it comes to statutory applications.