John Crawford launched his Architectural Services Practice in 1987 in his home town of Montrose because he wanted the responsibility and satisfaction of running his own business. It was the natural progression in a lifetime’s involvement in the building industry which started with holiday work in his father’s joinery and contracting firm. With an eye for visualising the completed job it gave him the opportunity to develop his own ideas about design.
Supported by a team of four practice technicians and two admin staff, John maintains a very hands-on supervision of everything that happens at the drawing board.
Much of our work comes from Tayside and Aberdeenshire and the Practice has considerable experience in all types of architecture from residential, commercial & industrial projects.
Our team at Crawford have an instinctive sympathy with existing buildings and their treatment in respect for their qualities, particularly of older buildings, which might be seen as traditionalist and conservative but we are always seeking modern solutions and sustainable new materials to provide cost effective results for clients.
Each job is treated on its own merits. The challenge is often, to work around existing walls, or anticipate how existing supports can assume new functions – and visualise how it will look and perform on completion.
Success of this kind depends upon teamwork and John is quick to commend his own team, but he stresses the importance of working in harmony with clients and their other professional consultants, and with their contractors.
Initial Contact & Brief
After your initial contact we will arrange to meet you and discuss your brief free of charge.
From there we will issue a fee contract which will outline all costs involved from ourselves, the relevant council departments, structural engineers etc and once you give us the go ahead we will arrange to measure your property to start the design process.
Once you have approved the initial sketch designs, we’ll produce detailed planning drawings for the planning application process. Our job is to provide a comprehensive package of information to give your project the best chance of being approved.
We have strong relationships with the Local Authorities we work with. This means we’re ideally placed to support your application through the entire process. If we suspect there could be a contentious issue with the application, we’ll have a conversation with them, before submitting the application. This reduces the likelihood of the plan being rejected and can save you the expense of redesign fees.
In addition to our architectural services, we can also offer the following – Measured Surveys, License Drawings, 3D Visualisation & Walk throughs, Masterplanning, & Title Deeds Plans.
We are well connected with a wide range of other service providers. If your project needs a service that we cant support, we will be able to use our experience and contacts to find a suitable and trusted provider for you
John D Crawford Ltd – Architectural Services 72 New Wynd, Montrose DD10 8RF, UK UK johndcrawford.co.uk +44 1674 672064