How Employing us works
Why do you need us?
- Do you want to add an extension to your property?
- Make internal or external alterations?
- Want to build a sunroom or conservatory?
- Convert your outbuildings?
- Build a new house, factory, commercial or school buildings?
All these things may require Planning permission, Listed Building Consent and Building Regulation approval which we can help you achieve with the minimum of stress and concern to you as we are constantly working with the Local Authorities.
Why not just ask a Builder?
Your builder may be very good at building but they cannot interpret your ideas creatively and manage the project professionally from inception to completion and provide you with peace of mind.
Who solves your problems?
We will come up with useful ideas and suggest ways of utilising space, natural light and also possibly save on running costs of your property. Our experience and insight can help to stretch your budget and add value to your property.
What about the red tape?
Nobody likes paying for the paperwork but if that paperwork is done correctly at the outset the project will run smoothly.
What we will do for you.
- Sketch schemes with alteration suggestions
- Planning and Listed Building submissions and statutory building consents
- Detailed architectural drawings
- Detailed specification and tendering process
- Project management and monitoring of works to include construction design and management.
What happens next?
If you wish to discuss your proposals, we will come and discuss your various ideas, perhaps suggest things you hadn’t considered and advise you of the planning implications. We will then write to you setting out your brief, estimate costs of our works and forward you a schedule of our services and fees.
We would then provide a drawing service to prepare the necessary plans to submit for Planning permission and if needed Listed Building Consent with consultation with you to ensure we interpret your ideas correctly. Building Regulations applications are normally submitted once Planning and Listed Building permissions are obtained.
At this stage full working drawings and detailed elevations will be drawn and we can also prepare 3D views of the external and interior views of your property should you require this service at an extra cost.
We can also prepare a specification of the works, seek competitive tenders from a number of builders, analyse the prices for the most cost effective before an agreement is made where we then arrange a contract between the builder and client for signatures.
We can then manage the project, chair monthly meetings with client and builder, Engineers etc, dealing with the builders and sub-contractors queries and oversee the smooth running, deal with monthly valuations, agree the final account and deal with client variations. If you are busy and are not familiar with how builders work we can take the hassle and responsibility for you.
At a fraction of the overall building cost we are a cost effective solution.