We frequently get asked about the process of building project.
In simple terms the process is as follows-
Consultation to set brief
Concept Design and Drawing Production
Planning Permission Submission
Detailed Design In Accordance With Current Building Regulations
Building Control Submission
Concept Design and Drawing Production After the initial decision to take on a build it is time to get some plans. You will know doubt have lots of ideas of what it is you want but now you need to get them down on paper for a Planning submission and initial discussions with builders. This is where we can help in the first instance. We can assist with the concept design and produce high quality information to give you the best chance of obtaining planning permission for your build.
Planning Permission Submission Once we have completed your design it is time to get the drawings into the local planning authority. We can either produce the information for you to issue yourself or we can submit it on your behalf and act as your agent. There are fees that you need to pay the council at this stage that for the application.
Detailed Design In Accordance With Current Building Regulations At this stage we develop the technical detail of the build, producing small scale details showing how the building goes together. This is done in accordance with the current building regulations and co-ordination takes place with other consultants such as structural engineers if required. We normally recommend that this stage doesn't begin until planning permission is obtained.
Building Control Submission A building control submission is where technical drawings are submitted to ensure that the building is going to be constructed in accordance with the current building regulations. Like with planning permission this can be done through the local authority however you can also appoint private companies to do the same job.
Construction Once you have your planning permission and have submitted your technical drawings to building control you can now begin your build.