About Adrian Caplen Associates
No project is too small or too large for us to undertake, from small extensions to one off houses to multiple dwelling residential schemes. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your requirements.
We have an excellent relationship with local authorities, and have a 100% success rate on all our applications.
If you decide to appoint Adrian Caplen Associates for your project, you will find our professional fees are fees are extremely competitive. We are not VAT registered so are fees are automatically 20% cheaper than VAT registered architects. We do not base our fees on the RIBA fee scale which can be up to 12% of the build cost, plus VAT, plus travel/printing/postage expenses on top. We base our fees on predicted time taken to complete a project with all expenses included . In most cases we can be up to 65% cheaper than our competitors, yet still produce designs and presentation drawings second to none in Hampshire.
Adrian Caplen’s architectural career has spanned nearly 28 years since I embarked on a two week work experience placement whilst at secondary school with John Upfold Architects in Petersfield. This made my mind to peruse a career in architecture.
I studied art and design and Computer Aided Design at Alton College.
I attended Guildford Technical College for four years between 1988-1992 studying Building Studies. I qualified as an Architectural Technician and a became a member of BIAT.
After qualifying as an Architectural Technician I then attended Southbank University, London studying a BA (Hons) in Architecture.
After finishing my studies I worked for a variety of construction industry related companies. These include Architectural Practises, Structural Engineers, and Chartered Surveyors. This has given me experience in all fields of the construction industry.
I formed Adrian Caplen Associates ten years ago, and the practise has seen a steady growth ever since. We specialise in traditional construction methods including flint, stone and green oak frames. We primarily concentrate on domestic housing from small extensions to one off luxury houses. No project is too small or too large for us to undertake.
Design and Build Services
We recommend only competent builders who have provided our past clients with a first class service. I can boast our technical drawings are second to none, and that I have never been called to site to resolve any issues, as our drawings contain much more information than to just attain Building Regulation approval.
We have a strong professional relationship with a local chartered Structural Engineer, who's appointment is directly with the client. Once instructed we will work closely with the engineer to ensure the Building Regulation and Construction drawings are extremely accurate to millimetre tolerances.
We are LABC registered which is an accreditation only given to competent designers who not only produce ‘pretty pictures’, but understand from the outset how the building will be constructed.
We work to NHBC and Robust Detail standards, giving clients piece of mind that their project will be designed and constructed to the highest standards of workmanship,. We hold public indemnity insurance. The materials we specify are EU approved and possess BBA Certification.
We will gladly supply references on request.