WORKING TOGETHER

If you are interested in my work and discussing your project I offer an initial free 1-hour consultation at your property or site. I follow this up with a detailed fee proposal for the services you are interested in.

The starting point is a measured survey carried out by a specialist company. This then provides me with accurate CAD drawings to begin outline design options. Meanwhile, we develop the brief together, identifying priorities, spatial requirements and your budget.

With a preferred design solution chosen, I then submit any relevant planning applications on your behalf. At this stage, I may advise on input from a planning consultant for specialist submission criteria. Your project may also require additional submission reports from an arboricultural consultant, civil engineer, archaeologist and/or ecologist and I would seek clarification from the local authority on this.

Once planning permission is granted, I then prepare drawings for approval under the building regulations that apply for the project. A structural engineer would be brought into the team at this point as well as a building inspector who views and approves the scheme for compliance. In certain circumstances a Party Wall Surveyor is needed and as with all of these consultants, I can advise on their appointment. I also recommend the appointment of a qualified Quantity Surveyor to advise on costing.

On larger projects I then progress these drawings to form the basis of a tender package that can be sent out to suitably qualified contractors. Once on site, my primary role is to administer the terms of the contract between the client and the builder, visiting the site on a regular basis and issuing any instructions on behalf of the client and monthly payment certificates for work as it progresses.

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