Rainbow Building, Plumbing & Electrical Services

Email: info@rainbowbuildingservices.co.uk

Architect in Brighton and Hove - Expert Architectural Services

Do I need an architect?

If you are looking for architects in Brighton and Hove, one of the first decisions you must make when improving your home is whether or not you need an architect. It can have a significant impact on the cost and quality of construction work.
An architect works on all types of projects from bathroom fitting and kitchen fitting to larger projects like home extensions and new builds.

The benefits of using an architect

When you hire an architect, you will get a better finished product. They have extensive training and excel at seeing the “big picture.” They make the best use of the available space, create interesting designs, ensure proper lighting, a pleasant atmosphere, and that the house functions properly.
Architects are good at making sure work is done properly. They are aware of permitted development guidelines and will ensure that the structure meets building control requirements and that you have a structural engineer if one is required.

  • We engaged Rainbow to have internal painting and decorating of most of a 4 bedroom detached house. The work was completed to a very high standard in a very reasonable… read more

    Tim Baxter Avatar Tim Baxter
    14/02/2024

    Work was completed professionally and on time, no complaints

    Liz Finch Avatar Liz Finch
    06/02/2024

    Great experience with all the team at Rainbow who worked on a complete renovation to the front and side of our property. Couldn’t recommend highly enough – from start to… read more

    Russell M Avatar Russell M
    06/02/2024
  • Prompt, friendly, courteous, thorough

    James Stafford Avatar James Stafford
    06/12/2023

    A massive thanks to Kev and his team for a brilliant job on my bathroom renovation which included the removal of a non-load bearing internal wall, full damp proofing, building… read more

    Rowan Bastable Avatar Rowan Bastable
    04/09/2023

    I commissioned Rainbow to re-render just under our roof. Although busy, Kev fitted us in and did a fantastic job.

    Timothy John Jacobs Avatar Timothy John Jacobs
    08/07/2023
  • Kev and his team are so reliable, responsive and professional. They always had a solution when the inevitable unforeseen issues with an old house came up and were flexible and… read more

    Laura SeQueira Avatar Laura SeQueira
    08/06/2023

    We used Rainbow to help fix some house structural problems – cracked walls and roof problems – and to give the exterior a much needed smartening up. Very glad to… read more

    Chris Cousins Avatar Chris Cousins
    08/06/2023

    Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services recently moved a kitchen and a boiler to new rooms within the house for us. The work required involved kitchen fitting, plastering, carpentry, flooring,… read more

    Ed K Avatar Ed K
    08/05/2023
  • Kev and his team did a great job of replacing my bathroom including all walls and flooring. They worked exceptionally hard to produce a great result within the time-frame… read more

    Annemarie Rogers Avatar Annemarie Rogers
    07/12/2022

    Kev and the team did a wonderful job on our kitchen and even managed to get it all back working in a week! They did encounter some plumbing… read more

    Kate Avatar Kate
    07/12/2022

    We recently used Rainbow Building on a project to refurbish our kitchen and install new, wider patio doors. Kev has long experience in the industry, and has great attention to… read more

    Foz Fozard Avatar Foz Fozard
    11/11/2022

WORKING ALONGSIDE THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY IN BRIGHTON & HOVE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Helen Bayliss ARB registered architect

If our clients projects need an architect, we turn to Helen Bayliss. She is passionate about buildings and design and has over 20 years of experience. She has worked on many different types of projects large and small, modern and historic. Specialising in all sizes of residential projects including refurbishment and new builds, she can understand your ideas and let you know the options that are available. For peace of mind, Helens’ services are covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Architectural services

  • Measured building surveys
  • Sketch Designs and Feasibility Studies
  • Advice on Permitted Development and submission of Lawful Development Applications
  • Preparation of Design Drawings
  • Submission of Planning Applications
  • Preparation of Technical drawings for approval
  • Submission of Building Regulations Applications
  • Detail Design Drawings
  • Schedules of Work
  • Attend site meetings and answer site queries

If you are thinking about making alterations to your home, you may find these links useful:
Brighton & Hove Planning Applications
Brighton & Hove Building Control
Adur Planning & Building Control
Part Walls and Building Work

Helen Bayliss

WORKING ALONGSIDE THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY IN BRIGHTON & HOVE, EASTBOURNE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Need an Architect in Brighton and Hove?

Complete our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch within 48 hours to arrange a site visit, during which we’ll offer a free, no-obligation estimate.

Our Trades

BUILDER

PLUMBER

ELECTRICIAN

BATHROOM RENOVATOR

KITCHEN RENOVATOR

PLASTERER

ROOFER

PAINTER & DECORATOR

ARCHITECT

STRUCTUAL ENGINEER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Our Services

PROPERTY REFURBISHMENT

HOUSE RENOVATION

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

BOILER REPLACEMENT

KITCHEN FITTERS

BATHROOM FITTERS

DAMP PROOFING

HOME EXTENSIONS

uPVC WINDOWS & DOORS

LANDSCAPING

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

Architect FAQs

Planning permission is something that no architect can promise; it’s something that the planning authority decides to grant. An architect should be able to assist you in taking into account statutory requirements and Local Authority guidelines, which may be negotiable, when submitting a planning application.

There are a number of types of Architects Certificates.

During the course of construction, an architect will issue an Interim Certificate to confirm that the work has been completed to their satisfaction and that the client should make a stage payment to the contractor.

A Practical Completion Certificate will mark the end of construction (regardless of latent defects) and transfer ownership of the building to the client; and a Final Completion Certificate will be issued by the architect when the contract is fully and properly completed.

An architect’s services typically include concept design development, construction document preparation, and construction administration. Architects in Brighton and Hove also offer a wide range of other services, such as feasibility studies, architectural programming, and project management.