Our Design Process
The first and most crucial step in any project is the initial design consultation*. We will meet you to review the existing site / development and discuss your aspirations for your scheme, review planning considerations along with potential construction techniques, architectural styles and your requirements. We use this information to assess your needs, discuss potential suitable proposals and establish a design brief.
Following this, if you are interested in taking the project further, we will provide you with a no obligation fee quotation for our subsequent works, as described below.
* In order to provide the best possible service we charge a nominal fee of £100.00 + VAT to cover our time and travel expenses which is invoiced before our meeting.
2. Site Survey
Once appointed, we will arrange to take necessary site measures, levels and surrounding information for production of the existing plans.
We take the initial design consultation notes to prepare a number of alternative schemes that will be presented to you as an initial starting point.
4. Design Review
When you have had time to look through and formulate an opinion of our initial drafts we will arrange a review at your convenience, discussing all options and agree the final design. It may require more than one review meeting to consider any necessary design changes.
5. Planning and Building Regulations Submissions
When a preferred design has been settled on we will prepare for, submit and negotiate planning and building regulations approval, liaise with structural engineers as necessary, and keep you informed of key matters and developments that arise. (* – see note below)
6. Construction Issue
Once all the relevant approvals have been received we issue the final construction drawings to be utilised by your contractors to start the building work.
If you have not appointed a builder, we are more than happy to issue the construction drawings out to tender to a number of reputable and competent building firms for a price quotation , and to help you select the right builder for your project.
( * – Please note that although we can produce informed and appropriate designs, drawing on our expertise and experience, every job, site and planning authority is different and we cannot guarantee that your project will be granted planning permission.) If you have not appointed a builder, we are more than happy to issue the construction drawings out to tender to a number of reputable and competent building firms for a price quotation , and to help you select the right builder for your project.