Design & Planning
Step 01 Free Consultation
Just give us a call or e-mail and we will arrange a convenient time to talk about your project. Whether you have a fixed idea about what you want to achieve or not we are always happy to have a chat and talk about your aspirations for a project.
Step 02 Appointment
Once we have developed the brief for your project we will write to you to confirm the work to be carried out, how the work will be divided into stages and our terms and conditions. This is our legal requirement as members of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the ARB, which formally protects you as clients. We will also confirm what permissions are required from the local authority and which consultants may need to be appointed moving forward with the project.
As the client you can take the project as slow or as fast as you want. We understand that building is an expensive and sometimes stressful business. With this in mind we will show you how the project is divided into principal stages at which you can stop or pause.
Step 03 Survey
We will produce existing drawings of your site or building in appropriate detail to gain the requisite permissions from the local authority.
Step 04 Sketch Designs
Using the existing plans and elevations of your property as a base we will draft usually two options which respond to your brief. We draw these as scaled plans and elevations to communicate how the proposals will look and for you to draw comparison against your existing property.
STEP 05 Final proposal
Once we have responded to your comments throughout the sketch option stage and you are happy with the design. We will proceed to drawing up the final scheme. We can at this stage provide 3d visualisations to help you understand the final proposal in more detail.
STEP 06 Submit planning application
(8-10 weeks from the date of submission)
Once you have approved the design, we submit the scheme for Planning permission. We monitor the applications to receive feedback on any likely objections, so we can act expediently to increase the chances of success.