Note that under current planning legislation some projects are deemed as permitted development and do not require Planning Permission and we will advise if this is the case.
If the project could be contentious or is a large scale development, we would approach the Planners to discuss any issues before hand and incorporate them in the design.
We will prepare formal drawings in order to submit to the local authority for Planning Permission. On your behalf We would make the application and enter into any discussions with them until such time as they are satisfied with the proposals and grant the permission.
If there are no issues this process should take no longer than 6 – 8 weeks
Once planning permission is granted or before if timescale is an issue, we would prepare detailed drawings and specifications for a Building Warrant submission to be made on your behalf. At this time, you would also need to employ the services of a Structural Engineer to check and certify the proposals, which we can arrange for you. We would then deal with the local authority Building Control and make any alterations to the scheme they require until the Building Warrant is approved.
It is anticipated that this would take from 4 – 12 weeks depending on the complexity of the proposals.
These drawings would allow a building contractor or quantity surveyor if employed, to give provide an accurate costs of the project.
On your behalf we can obtain quotations from selected building contractors and deal directly with them on your behalf.
We would always recommend getting at least three prices in order to make a fair cost comparison
On satisfactory completion of the building work we will contact the Building Inspector to arrange a site visit in order to enable them to issue their Certificate of Completion.
After the agreed defects period we would make a final inspection and if any faults are found arrange for the contractor to return to site to rectify them