Specification Writing

architectural drawings
As a highly experienced architect Rod for the last 8 years has been writing architectural specifications for BEAD Architects of Abu Dhabi. These are often villas at the highest end of luxury, or else for example modern high rise residential towers.

Rod subscribes to the UK National Building Specification and carries out technical research for this role, which also includes co-ordinating with other design team members.

Rod has carried out numerous specification assignments in the UK including the extension of Gorton Monastery.


A building contract usually consists of drawings, schedules and specifications. If you don’t have clear specifications your phone will be ringing a lot after work starts.

                                        •  Technical Research.

                                        •  Specification Writing.

                                        •  Co-ordination with other team members and their                                              different disciplines.

                                        •  Value Engineering - as whenever instructed.

Working with the leading practices in the UK 

We write specifications for some of the leading practices in the UK, and we subscribe to the National Building Specification (NBS). R Emberton Architects works closely with the architects and other design team members to make sure that the specifications are co-ordinated to fit in with their drawings and schedules.
stunning commercial buildings

Approached by Eco Arc Architects 

In this case R Emberton Architects was approached by Andrew Yeats of Eco Arc Architects to produce fully detailed specifications and contract schedules for this extension to the grade 1 listed Gorton Monastery - his practice had won the design competition.

 Eco Arc is well-known for "Passivhaus" architecture and this project took us into special measures to achieve energy efficiency using special details for airtightness, among other things.

high sealing building

Emphasis on durability 

The specification for the envelope of the building is what you would expect for an ecclesiastical setting with an emphasis on durability. This included, for example, Welsh slates fixed with copper nails for the roof. Heavy gauges of lead were also used on the roof for durability.
Oak Framed Extension
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