1. . Do you do interior design?
Yes. We work closely with an interior designer which specializes in interior architecture. They will quote you on whatever element you want them to design. All our house plans are designed to have wonderful interior spaces that flow and include open plan layouts for living areas.For a more detailed interior service, including specific colour and material choices, we provide an interior service on an hourly basis.
2. What services do you offer?
We offer a wide range of architectural services including:
Architectural Design Services, ranging from initial conceptual design through to finished products
Refurbishments of existing buildings
Additions and renovations
Sketch feasibility designs
Planning + pre-application enquiries & applications
Building Regulations applications
Preparation of tender documentation including working drawings
Contract administration throughout the construction phase
3. How long does the building plans process take?
Building plans need to conform to the requirements of the National Building Regulations, this is to ensure public safety. The structural engineer takes responsibility for the structural design of the foundations, concrete slabs, beams etc, but there are many aspects of the safety of the building besides just the structure, for example the pool needs to be designed with an adequate boundary to prevent accidents, rooms need to be designed with sufficient light and ventilation, ceilings and stairs need to be designed in the correct proportion. The architect submits house plans which are in conformity with all of these regulations. This usually takes roughly between 5 to 8 weeks, depending on the size of the building and the clients’ input/ response time. Council approval depends on the different councils, but can vary between 4-6 months. Factors such as estate approvals, building line relaxations, sub-divisions, etc can delay this further. The approval period is used to go out to tender, this enables construction to start as soon as the plans are approved.
4. Do you do alterations, renovations and additions to existing buildings?
Yes, we do many additions and alterations.
5. Do you only design modern buildings?
We design buildings according to the client’s requirements. Whilst we predominantly have a contemporary and vernacular outlook, we are also proficient in classical and more traditional styles.
6. How much experience do you have?
We have 21 years’ experience of working in the building industry. This includes consulting with contractors, engineers, quantity surveyors, land surveyors, urban designers and interior decorators.
7. Does qD Consult (T) Ltd takes clients out of Tanzania?
Yes. qD Consult (T) Ltd does take clients from all countries around the world. Infact on the
10 years we have been in business we have already taken client from more than 20 countries and 8 of them were from countries outside the Africa continent. So, we very much welcome any interested clients.