What we do
We focus passionately on the detail in every aspect of what we do, and learned long ago that great design can only be realised with a great build. These shared beliefs are what led Fraher Architects to join forces with Findlay Construction at the end of 2018.
Now, as Fraher & Findlay, we are able to work with our Clients from start to finish, and beyond, with an architect led design and build service, where design really matters. Concurrently we are working on apps to help homeowners and business owners take control of their architectural projects.
"Our project was delivered on time and on budget with few variations due to very extensive detailed planning. Fraher & Findlay's input was always presented in a pragmatic and flexible way, resulting in a relationship where we felt we were all working together to achieve our aspirations. They took the stress out of the design and implementation process, making the whole experience from start to finish both enjoyable and rewarding."

The Lantern Client
Design: Fraher & Findlay is driven by design, and led by a team of experienced and chartered Architects. We provide a passionate and sensitive approach to all our projects, by working closely with clients, planning authorities, and contractors alike. We can actively deal with challenging design briefs and projects in complex planning environments. Our goal is to uncover the full potential of your brief, and to seek the unique opportunities that exist within it. We are one of small handful of RIBA Chartered design and build companies in the country.

Build: Bringing a creative vision to life, is a creative act in its own right. We've learned to master this challenge, not only by building an extended network of trusted partners, but also by building our own internal team of crafts and tradesmen. Our project and construction managers therefore operate more like composers, orchestrating a familiar and experienced team of experts, and enabling that essential synergy between ideas and reality. We have a strong delivery record spanning over the past decade.

Beyond: At the beginning. Throughout. And after. When we say beyond, we mean in all respects. It's having a dedicated project manager that ties everything and everyone together; It's utilising the latest technologies and platforms to ensure smooth project running; it's making new technologies and platforms of our own, designed to make everything easier for you, at all stages, and in all respects. We are one of the only practices that we know of that's developing its own technology platform, in order to address industry and customer frictions.
Design,
Build
& Beyond
Design: Fraher & Findlay is driven by design, and led by a team of experienced and chartered Architects. We provide a passionate and sensitive approach to all our projects, by working closely with clients, planning authorities, and contractors alike. We can actively deal with challenging design briefs and projects in complex planning environments. Our goal is to uncover the full potential of your brief, and to seek the unique opportunities that exist within it. We are one of small handful of RIBA Chartered design and build companies in the country.

Build: Bringing a creative vision to life, is a creative act in its own right. We've learned to master this challenge, not only by building an extended network of trusted partners, but also by building our own internal team of crafts and tradesmen. Our project and construction managers therefore operate more like composers, orchestrating a familiar and experienced team of experts, and enabling that essential synergy between ideas and reality. We have a strong delivery record spanning over the past decade.

Beyond: At the beginning. Throughout. And after. When we say beyond, we mean in all respects. It's having a dedicated project manager that ties everything and everyone together; It's utilising the latest technologies and platforms to ensure smooth project running; it's making new technologies and platforms of our own, designed to make everything easier for you, at all stages, and in all respects. We are one of the only practices that we know of that's developing its own technology platform, in order to address industry and customer frictions.
Design,
Build
& Beyond
Design: Fraher & Findlay is driven by design, and led by a team of experienced and chartered Architects. We provide a passionate and sensitive approach to all our projects, by working closely with clients, planning authorities, and contractors alike. We can actively deal with challenging design briefs and projects in complex planning environments. Our goal is to uncover the full potential of your brief, and to seek the unique opportunities that exist within it. We are one of small handful of RIBA Chartered design and build companies in the country.

Build: Bringing a creative vision to life, is a creative act in its own right. We've learned to master this challenge, not only by building an extended network of trusted partners, but also by building our own internal team of crafts and tradesmen. Our project and construction managers therefore operate more like composers, orchestrating a familiar and experienced team of experts, and enabling that essential synergy between ideas and reality. We have a strong delivery record spanning over the past decade.

Beyond: At the beginning. Throughout. And after. When we say beyond, we mean in all respects. It's having a dedicated project manager that ties everything and everyone together; It's utilising the latest technologies and platforms to ensure smooth project running; it's making new technologies and platforms of our own, designed to make everything easier for you, at all stages, and in all respects. We are one of the only practices that we know of that's developing its own technology platform, in order to address industry and customer frictions.
Design,
Build
& Beyond
The Etch House
Why we work this way
Traditional process
  • Miscommunication across multiple contractors
  • Countless frictions throughout the process
  • Hidden costs and unknowns
  • Many stakeholders with conflicting objectives
  • No shared team approach
  • No cost visibility until contractor involvement
Design, Build & Beyond
  • One consistent line of communication to client
  • Frictions removed
  • Greater transparency on all stages and details
  • Detail and design focused throughout
  • Shared team approach and common goal
  • Cost visibility from early stage
The Weaving House
How it works
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Phase One: Design & Planning
We begin with a fixed fee Feasibility Study in order to develop a shared understanding of your design and build aspirations. Once complete, and you're onboard with our Architect led full service, fees become more gradual, and designs, specifications and site visits more directed.

The resulting body of work is gathered, and prepared for submission to your planning authority, and ultimately, for sign off and planning permission. From here you'll have a confident understanding of indicative designs, costs, and what to expect as we move on to the next phases.

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Phase Two: Design & Detail
With planning permission sorted, designs and plans become much more detailed and refined. Material palettes, construction types, power and lighting layouts and so on. In turn, these details lead to a fixed cost schedule and a full construction programme. For extra thoroughness, we instruct an independent quantity surveyor to check things over. With their thumbs up, everything is signed off, and ready to proceed.
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Phase Three: Design & Build
Once work begins on site – with a team that you already know, and that already knows your project – pace moves more and more quickly, but with our weekly site reports, guided site visits, ongoing overviews and revisions, we ensure that your build project runs as an enjoyable and empowering experience, all the way through to completion.
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Future Phases & Beyond
We believe that project handover, doesn't mean that it's over. In fact, in our experience, we've discovered that it's much more of a new beginning. So we remain as your team, your support, and your partner in a whole host of ways and for as long as it suits your needs.
Looking for more detail?

The phases outlined above represent an overview of how we work, and what's involved in our process. But if you're like us, and you like to dig a little deeper into details, then this is for you: Fraher & Findlay Design, Build & Beyond: Services in Detail.