We come and meet you to discuss the renovations or updates you require to your home, at a time that suits you including evenings and weekends. 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 supply a detailed fixed written quotation for your approval. This also includes a list of costs from local authorities and engineers etc.
2. 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.
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 two months.
5. Building control
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