We will come and meet with you to discuss what you want to do to make your house your dream home, at a time that suits you including evenings and weekend. We can organise for one of our trusted builders to join us at this meeting to provide another perspective, as well as a rough idea of build costs.
Following our first meeting, we will supply a detailed fixed written quotation for your approval. This will also include a list of costs from local authorities and engineers etc.
Full Measured Survey
Following acceptance of our written quotation, we will undertake a full measured survey of the property. This will ensure all of the drawings are as accurate as possible assisting in a smoother build including approval by the Building Regulations team.
Design & Planning Drawings
A detailed set of plans and elevations of your existing property and options for its development will be produced for you to look over. We will review the designs with you and discuss additional ideas that may enhance your development, so that together we can produce the perfect design solution.
Once the design for your development is agreed, we would make a formal planning application on your behalf and act as your agent. All paperwork and correspondence would be conducted through our office until the application is granted. Different planning authorities have different time scales, but generally it takes a minimum of three months.
Building Control Approval
Once the planning has been granted, a full set of building plans, sectional drawings and full specifications will need to be submitted to Building Control for approval. This ensures full compliance with the current building regulations and cover areas such as:
- Structural Stability
- Fire Protection
- Conservation of energy
- Ventilation and drainage
- Protection from falling
We can recommend a building engineer, one of our trusted partners, who will survey your property and do the required structural calculations. We also can submit the necessary information on your behalf.
Building Control can be carried out by the Local Authority or an independent approved inspector, we have an excellent relationship with the local authorities, who have a dedicated building control departments, or we can offer an associate independent approved inspector, who we would liaise with on your behalf.
The building plans will enable you to obtain building quotes with the knowledge that the finished project will be fully compliant. We can issue drawings to builders of your choice and also to builders we use.
More information on building regulations can be found on the Building Regulations section of the Government planning portal.