How does it work?

For a typical project you should expect a robust process similar to the below. However, should you already have started your project, don’t worry, we can pick up from where you left off.

1. Deliver the Brief

We carefully consider your brief and design practical solutions to deliver

4. Commence Works

Once we’ve completed all the necessary documents and approvals your contractor can progress works!

2. Obtain Planning Consent

We prepare detailed planning applications to achieve consent for your project

3. Building Regulations and Technical Design

We provide detailed building regulation drawings as well as bring on board the relevant consultants for your project

Making An Enquiry And Your Free Consultation

It starts with a quick call to detailed planning

Following a quick call to discuss your brief, we’ll carry out a free online review of your property and check the suitability of the proposal.

We will then provide guidance on the scheme and outline your process with an estimate of our fees.


Complete Our Online Form & Pay the Deposit to Start The Process!

Once we understand the proposal, we’ll provide an online fee proposal including your instruction form. Complete the form online to get the process underway!

Project Measurements

Start the Project With Accurate Information
We’ll conduct a visit to measure the property and take relevant information. This will be carried out using a laser disto and usually takes between 2-3 hours.

The Design Phase

We will work with you to design the perfect layout

During the design phase we’ll got to work delivering the perfect layout for your space. We always listen to your brief and will design to your unique taste (we’re all different!)

You’ll receive floor plans within just a few days following the visit, we can then arrange an online screen share to discuss comments and update the drawings as you watch!

Using our experience and knowledge we design solutions to a wide variety of problems and challenges. We always seek to ensure the end result beats expectations and use quality controls and a 3 point checking process to ensure accuracy therefore reducing delays.

Planning Applications

How We Prepare and Handle Submission of Your Planning Application
Every application is important to us, we never submit unless we think there is a reasonable chance of obtaining approval. Planning applications usually take 8 weeks with the council so it is important our client documents are carefully prepared to limit delays and smooth out the process.

Our experience is crucial because it means we know what the council are looking for to help tilt the decision in our favour. During the process, we’re persistent but not aggressive when negotiating your application.

We provide free fast track revisions to drawings and documents during the planning application phase to satisfy any comments raised by the council quickly.

We use clever tracking of applications and our team will always keep you updated and log the process of your application so it’s never forgotten and you’re in the know.

Building Regulations & Technical Phase

We Have A Meticulous Eye to the Detail

We’ll provide comprehensive building regulation drawings including in depth consideration of materials, workmanship requirements, fire safety, sound insulation, energy conservation and access to and use of buildings.

We always seek to limit potential construction risks when designing your extension and the information is provided clearly and consistent, this means your builder is confident on how to proceed. Our packages have been used over a thousand times, so we know how to provide concise information. We have 100% approval for all our building regulation applications so you can rest assured you’re in capable hands.

We can recommend other consultants such as, Structural Engineer, Party Wall Surveyor (TBC), Building Control Improved Inspector and we’ll help obtain water authority build overs should it be required.

Final Review, Submissions and Builder Handover

Once we receive engineers documents, party wall surveyors recommendations or any SAP requirements, we’ll complete a final issue of our drawings. These can then be shared with builders for quotes and used throughout the construction works to comply to regulations.

At this point, we’ll also submit the drawings to Building Control for the ‘plan check’. Should there be any comments for drawing revisions from Building Control, we’ll include these free of charge.

Should your builder have any questions at any point, we would be happy for them to arrange a meeting or call our office to discuss these!

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