A designers work begins with considering your brief and budget. The success of your project depends largely on the detail within your brief- your description of what you need from the building. This information enables us to develop a design related to your needs and wishes. Agreeing on a realistic budget for your project is an important part of this stage.
We will analyse your requirements further and will present developed proposals in the form of drawings for you to evaluate. It is important at this point you fully understand the design, if not we will liaise with you further before applying for any planning permission and before starting to build. Project costs and timescale should be re-evaluated at this stage.
Having translated your brief into a developed design and following Planning Permission being permitted where required, we will produce detailed drawings for competitive pricing by builders. These drawings are detailed and shall indicate compliance with Building Regulations. Prior to commencing works your project is added to the Building Control Management System whereby we shall assume the role of your assigner certifier for the project.
When construction starts, we act as your independent advisor during the building works, liaising with the builder but independent of him, and inspecting the work at intervals on your behalf to ensure that it is being carried out in accordance with relevant Building Regulations and your Permitted / Approved drawings where applicable. We will advise you on stage payments during the project and provide Opinions on Compliance with Planning Permission and Building Regulations on completion of works.