We Don’t Just Do Drawings, we provide you with a complete and comprehensive service for your building project.
Find out more about our services below:
- Design Services
The definition of design is the realisation of a concept or idea into a configuration,drawing or specification which helps achieve the designated objective.Design is very much a personal thing,and I consider it very important that I try to incorporate your wishes as much as possible. Using my experience I will of course have my own ideas to compliment yours,I consider the process a joint effort.This hopefully means that between the two of us we will achieve the ideal solution in terms of design,cost and practicality.
- Permitted Development
Changes to the planning laws in October 2008 enabled householders to carry out certain extension and alteration works without the need for planning permission, providing they complied with the appropriate very specific requirements. I can advise you on the prospective status of your proposed project and whether it meets the requirements of permitted development or whether planning permission is required.
- Planning Permission
In assessing your requirements and taking account of all relevant information and special circumstances, such as the property being within a conservation area or subject to particular planning restrictions, I can advise on the viability of your proposed project. If necessary I will seek pre-application advise from the local planning authority, all with the sole aim of trying to ensure that planning permission is successfully granted first time.
- Building Regulations
These are a legal requirement for any structural, extension or alteration works. I prepare fully detailed specifications to ensure full compliance of your proposed works with current building regulations, including structural calculations and to gain formal approval from building control. This way you can be sure that any work is carried out correctly and in accordance with relevant technical requirements.
- Structural Calculations
Often closely associated with Building Regulations, I prepare fully detailed drawings and structural calculations for all required load-bearing elements such as beams, roof and floor joists. These calculations are then usually incorporated within the Building Regulation specification to provide a comprehensive package of all required technical information.
- Tender Enquiries
I have often heard from clients that on a number of occasions there is often a substantial difference in the quotations they receive from builders for what is theoretically the same thing. How can they be sure which is the correct price?
Based upon the design and specification information I have usually already prepared, I can prepare a descriptive schedule of works which is sent to approved and selected builders to ensure that quotations received are comprehensive and can be compared on a like for like basis.This way decisions made are fully informed decisions
- Project Management
The design has been done, planning permission and building regulation approval granted and quotations from builders received.You are ready to go, but do not really feel confident about overseeing the work and ensuring it is done on time, to budget and to an acceptable quality. Do you need a contract? What if things were to go wrong?