Fareham, Hampshire UK
01329 238 716
jason.lawford@virtualbuild.co.uk
VIRTUAL BUILD ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO

You want to know what we can do for you?

Let me take you through the basics of everything we do, and how it could be of use to you!

Jason Lawford – Director of Design & Technology

Jason Lawford

Computer Generated Imagery – CGI’s

A still images can instantly portray what would take a thousand words.
They can be created in a vast number of ways:
– to make things seem real, showing the actual materials and layout, to give confidence to the viewer that their investment is based on facts.
– A sketchier style, or more illustrative approach, looks less fete accompli, that things are not decided already, and enables the viewer to consider the idea of rough form and layout (or development atall) without getting hung up on exact materials or detailing.

Photo Quality Images

We can create crisp high quality view of your development, either alone, or as a view of the wider site, or even a montage showing existing with proposed superimposed.

Digital Watercolours

Sometimes you need an image that gives a loose sense of form, material and layout, without looking too final.
Our Digital Watercolours do this job really well, and many people are amazed when they learn they are produced on a computer.

Alternative Styles

There are a range of different styles and looks we can create on computer, or even by getting the pens out.
Send us an example from Google of what you are looking for, and we will see what we can do.

Animations

Similar to still images, we can create an animation of your building or site, to bring your project to life, and help the viewer get a better understanding of the layout, and how it feels to move around.

Presentations

Using the still images and animations, together with other footage and information we can create a self running presentation that takes the viewer through your development, ensuring every important fact is expressed. These presentations are great when seeking local support, backing or sales, as they can used at public events or hosted online.

Play Sample Presentation Film

360˚ Environments

We can create 360˚ Presentations of existing or proposed (or a mix of both) views of buildings or sites, that enable the viewer to look and move around.
This form of presentation has multiple uses, here are a few:

View Example

Virtual Public Consultations

This style of presentation became very popular during lockdowns as it still allowed planning applications and other consultations to continue.
This has caused a wide spectrum of the public to finally become more open to virtual interaction, and so it looks like Virtual Consultations and Displays are here to stay.

View Example

Virtual
Showroom

As an alternative or enhancement to your existing website, why not allow your online visitors view your products and services within a plush online showroom.
This obviously works really well if you are selling art, but as you can see in our own virtual showroom, you can use other technologies within the space to really help get the message accross.

View Example

Digital
Twin

A digital twin can be created from our computer model, to show how a building or site will look, it can be created using 360˚ photography of an existing building or site, or it can be created using a mix of both, and everything in between – even alternative versions!

View Example

Training &
Testing

The 360˚ environment can aid understaning of training information, as it can be set within a ‘real world’ feeling scenario.
This can be further enhanced using video, pop up notes, and interactive 3D models.
The viewer can be set tasks along their journey, and even be required to take a test at the end to prove understanding.
This can be set within your LMS.

OTHER REAL WORLD USE OF
360 ENVIRONMENTS

Use your devices
Gyroscope to view the past/future!

Using the 360˚ Environment technology, we can produce your building in 3D, complete with all the various layers of construction.

Site operatives at all stages, or end users can then stand in the middle of the room, line up a room feature (window/door/corner) with the image showing on their device, and view the various services hidden beneath the finishes.

Visit our Virtual Showroom!

View Your Development On Google Earth

With the Internet spreading linke wildfire and reaching every part of our daily life, more and more traffic is directed to websites in search for information.

Virtual Reality

We do have a number of routes to Virtual Reality.

From Google Cardboard to higher end solutions like Meta Oculus Quest etc, where you can view preset locations and look around, through to fully navigatable models.

We have a number of different way to provide you with a Virtual Reality Experience. Contact us to discuss your ideas!

Watch this info film on ALTERNATIVE REALITIES

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Augmented Reality

Augmente Reality (AR) allows you to view the world through your smart device screen (phone or tablet) and place a 3D model within that ‘real world’ view, which then acts through the screen, as if it is actually real.
Augmented Reality is a really powerful tool, as not only in its form as a traditional architectural model, to aid understanding of form, layout and materials, but when scaled up towards full size, its can also provide a Virtual Reality experienec through the screen.
The good news is that AR models are far cheaper to produce than traditional architectural models, and some versions can also be made to be interactive.

Image Anchored AR

The Apple device compatible version of the AR model can be programmed to recognise an image.
You can place the model anywhere, but when it recognises the image it jumps and sits upon it at a predefined scale.
Clicking the image to the left will play the video that this screenshot was taken from.

Interactive AR Models

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AR Sales Brochure

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REAL WORLD USE OF
IMAGE ANCHORED AR

AR Model at Public Display

Imagine, you are doing a public display of your new development, on the table in the centre of the room is a print of your illustrated site or floor plan.
Walking around the table are members of the public viewing the plan through iPads, but instead of the 2D plan, they are viewing a 3D model of the site or building, that can be interactive and animated.
And, because it is Image Anchored AR, they are all seeing the model in the same location/orientation.

Interactive Floor Plans

With the Internet spreading linke wildfire and reaching every part of our daily life, more and more traffic is directed to websites in search for information.

REAL WORLD USE OF
AUGMENTED REALITY

Construction details
explained with 3D + AR

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BIMx

We can provide you with all of your drawings and schedules, together with your 3D model, that can all be viewed in a free app for Android and Apple iOS, viewed in a browser, or on your computer.
The 2D drawings can show their relationship to the 3D model at a touch of a button, no matter what size your project.
You can also walk around your building onscreen, or in virtual reality, using your smart phone and an inexpensive Google Cardboard headset.

Let’s discuss your project! Contact us now

CONTACT
DRAWING OFFICE SUPPORT BY THE HOUR

Your Own
Architectural Studio

We can provide a full modelling and drafting service chargable by the hour, either drawing up your designs, or provide us with a site and a quick brief of what you want to get on it, and one of the team will produce you a quick sketch.

One you are happy with the layout we can produce everything from a tidier feasibility sketch, concept design, views, animations, presentations, for seeking finance or interested party buy-in,  through to a full planning or construction package.

All charged at an hourly rate, set at the type of work required.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

We can service your photoshop needs, brochure layouts, even project websites (including hosting if required).

CONCEPT & PLANNING

Let us bring your ideas alive, by modelling them up, and presenting them in a variety of ways for you to achieve finance, buy-in or planning.

CONSTRUCTION

Use our technical modelling powerhouse to build your detailed BIM model, from which our drafting service can create your construction documentation and manage their publishing.

Technical Portfolio COMING SOON
UK BASED

All work is completed from our office in Fareham, Hampshire, UK. We do not send work to third parties.

Service Levels

Regular clients will receive an ongoing 25% discount on our basic rate for future work, once we have invoiced an initial 100 hours!
– SPECIAL OFFER –
25% OFF YOUR FIRST 100 HOURS IF INVOICED IN YOUR FIRST TWO MONTHS
PRICES SHOWN BELOW INCLUDE THE 25% DISCOUNT

DRAUGHTSMAN

£70

FROM – PER HOUR

  • Model User
  • Model Interrogator
  • Drawing Creation
  • Drawing Issue
DESIGNER

£90

FROM – PER HOUR

  • Model Creation
  • Standard Architectural Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Visualisation
TECHNICAL

£110

FROM – PER HOUR

  • Technical Architectural Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Video Presentation Creation
  • Consultant Model Liaison
COMPREHENSIVE
BACKUP
Reliable support when you need it!
From basic CAD and photoshop, through to Full BIM Model Creation & Interrigation, Graphic Design, Architectural Design & Presentation.
Whatever you need doing, ask us and recieve a responce by return, confirming fee level.
EXPAND YOUR RANGE
OF SERVICES

All work will be completed as white label, or to include your company branding.
This means that you can offer our services to your clients, as if they were your own!

DETAILED
TIME REPORT

Receive a detailed breakdown of tasks/time with your weekly or monthly invoice.

Clients

Over the 30+ years in architectural practice, as well as many private organisations and individuals, Jason has provided architectural and/or presentation services to a huge variety of clients, on a large cross-section of project types and sizes.

RegenCo
East Hampshire District Council

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Jason Lawford

Virtual Tower
42 Miller Drive, Fareham,
Hampshire PO16 7LJ

Mobile: 077 3336 7779
Office: 01329 238 716

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