NEW HOMES AND DEVELOPMENT
The demand for new homes is at an all time high, whether you have spare land to build new houses on or a property that could be converted. It is worth discussing your thoughts and ideas to see what can be achieved before submitting an application to the council. So contact us to arrange a consultation visit at the property or site where we will be happy to see whether our services can help.
Our consultation visit is a friendly chat to discuss your thoughts and ideas about any new homes and development opportunities in relation to the site, neighbouring properties and planning policies. We will listen and take notes so we can clearly understand your requirements and discuss in detail the processes involved to gain the necessary permissions and answer any questions you may have. After every consultation, you will receive a fee letter that outlines our services which include the design stages involved, timescales and fees so you are clear from the outset what is required in order to achieve a successful application.
In order to design the bedroom extension, we first need to gather measurements of the existing property in the form of a measured building survey or topographic survey in the case land is being developed on. A measured building survey usually takes a couple of hours and will involve taking measurements of the existing property to enable us to produce drawings. A topographic survey will take longer as a third parties is involved. Once the drawings are produced, we are able to produce feasibility sketch illustrations of how any new homes or development opportunities can be best achieved.
We will prepare some indicative proposals to establish how any new homes and development opportunities could be best achieved, so you can review the drawings and pass comment. Our drawings will include floor plans, elevations and site plan, so you can clearly understand the design proposed from discussing your requirements. If any changes are required to the proposal, we would be happy to oblige until you are satisfied with the final design. Once the design of the proposal is finalised, we can then submit the scheme as a detailed planning application on your behalf to the council.
Submitting a planning application to the council is a very complicated process but we will be glad to help. We will submit scaled drawings along with the correct paperwork and ordnance survey map so the planning application can be processed efficiently without delay. Once the planning application is paid for, it will be processed and the council will offer a date when a decision will likely be made. It is normal for the council to make a decision within eight weeks, so you can sit back and relax while we liaise with the council and update you of it's progress until a decision is made.
We offer a wide range of home design and architectural services for any new homes and development opportunities, these include building regulation and detailed construction drawings, working with a structural engineer, gaining quotes from builders or visualising the interior or exterior with a 3D model rendering for marketing purposes. Everything you need to make your design proposal a reality.