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    Architectural Services

    Personal // Comprehensive // Bespoke

What we do.

When you appoint an RIBA Chartered architect you are employing someone who has undertaken seven years of training - no other building professional is trained in design and construction to such a level of expertise.

Domestic Projects

An architect will help you achieve your aspirations and vision, and add value to your project through good design and sound construction management. As an RIBA Chartered Architect I can help you realise your objectives and guide you through the design and construction process. I will handle the paperwork and bring value for money, peace of mind and imagination to your project, while keeping it on track. Please see my Price List for modest extensions, garden rooms, loft conversions etc.

Commercial Projects

The practice offers a comprehensive architecture, interior design and masterplanning service across a wide range of commercial and specific non-commercial sectors. A full interior design service can be integrated into an overall architectural commission or can be provided as a separate specialist service. Our scope of service on any project can be tailored as necessary from a full traditional architectural service with overall management responsibility, to a partial service to suit the particular circumstances and client requirements.

Planning Advice & Masterplanning

Planning advice and masterplanning experience covers major strategic sites of regional importance, down to development sites simply accommodating a number of individual buildings and associated infrastructure. We are equally capable at producing attractive and commercially viable masterplanning solutions for green/brownfield out of town locations or town centre locations with their unique constraints and challenges.

The Bunting Partnership Limited

The Bunting Partnership was formed in 2012 and is run by myself Catherine Bunting. I qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1988 and was a Director of Banister Storr Associates, Architects and Planning Consultants, before joining The Ratcliff Partnership in 1998 as an Associate Director. My design experience covers a diverse area of expertise including private residential, sheltered housing developments (including special needs accommodation), educational, retail, hotel, office, military and residential interior design as well as refurbishment projects. My practice, whilst based in Cheshire, operates throughout the North-West. I am committed to achieving buildable and cost effective solutions and I am alert to opportunities to deliver 'added value' whether that be via efficient planning/space use, material selection or buildability and any associated programme benefits. My practice is an RIBA Chartered Practice with £1M Professional Indemnity Insurance cover. I can undertake projects ranging from small domestic schemes, through one-off houses up to large commercial projects.

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Project Gallery

Professional, clean & Classical

    • Sports Clubs
    • New Residential Developments & Extensions
    • Royal Exchange Shopping Centre, Manchester
    • New Midland Hotel Bar, Manchester
    • Park Royal Hotel Refurbishment, Warrington
    • 'Yakisobar' Restaurant, Manchester
    • Masterplanning : Middleton Towers.
    • The Grange Residential Development, Bunbury
    • Luxury Housing Development, Bolton

Price List for Domestic Architectural Services

A Guide to our fee price for modest extensions, garden rooms, loft conversions, basements and garages. Once we have met we can give you a more detailed priced package.


£ 750 Meet and discuss what you want from your project and explore the various design options for your home.

Visit you at home to discuss your ideas and aspirations Undertake a measured survey of your home Prepare 2 or 3 layout designs for your consideration Meet with you to discuss the options and develop your chosen scheme Sign Up Now


£ 750 When you are ready to take your finalised design forward I can draw-up a set of plans for your proposed design, ready to submit an application for planning permission .

Provide plans / sections and elevations of the existing house as required by the local authority to support any planning application Ascertain from the Local Authority whether they would support a planning application Prepare the final design scheme drawings to support a full planning application Compile the documents and drawings required for planning Complete the application online and submit it on your behalf Deal with any typical queries raised by the planning officer Sign Up Now

Building Regulations

£ 1000 Once Planning Permission is obtained or Permitted Development confirmed I will compile the information required to comply with the Building Regulations and enable you to legally build your project.

Develop the detailed design drawings and specification Prepare the drawings and information necessary for a Building Regulations Application Co-ordinate and compile the information from other Consultants We can recommend consultants as required Complete the Building Regulations Application form and submit it on your behalf Deal with any queries raised by the Building Control Officer Sign Up Now


£Contact me Once Building Regulations have been approved you can progress to building your project. We will regularly visit the site to check the progress. Whilst the job is on site we are happy to answer any questions you may have, or talk directly with the builders

Produce a tender information and construction package for contractors to provide an accurate price Issue the tender package to three to four local contractors Answer any queries raised by the tenderers Compare and report on the tender returns Provide a copy of the Contract and complete it ready for you and the builder to sign (clarifying any clauses you are unsure of) Carry out regular site inspections to check work in progress Discuss issues with the Contractor and discuss progress with yourself Issue instructions to the contractor Deal with any issues from Building Control Advise on and certify the monthly valuations (the amount you are obliged to pay the contractor for the work completed on site that month) Compile a ‘snagging list’ at the end of the project (defects or issues documentation for the Contractor to attend to’). Discuss price



Tel: 01829 261299
Fax: 01829 261393

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