Many clients approach us with a piece of land in mind and ideas of the type of home they wish to have built. You will need to provide a sensible budget for the entire build - including a contingency for any unforeseen overspend that may be necessary.
If the plot already has planning permission, this can be of two types - a basic outline of where the property can be positioned or a full plan including elevations.
We may have to seek planning permission (or make changes to an existing one) for any plans submitted or designed that fall outside or any permission previously granted.
If we are designing your home, our Architects and structural engineers will be in close contact during the various stages of design to ensure the plans meet with your expectations and budget.
Building work can begin within a few weeks - to fit around your commitments or schedule. Initially the building contract will need to be signed by both parties (us and you) so each party is clear on their commitments. A building schedule/programme of works document will be provided. This also shows at what stages of construction each part payment will be required.
Health and safety is high on our list of priorities and we provide a Health and Safety plan that details what we will be doing at each stage, identifying risks and what we will provide to ensure safety of your family while the work is carried out. At each stage we ensure that access to parts of your property are restricted, clearly marked or otherwise - such as fencing off areas where we are working to prevent children or pets becoming endangered.
During building, our team need to have access to water and electricity. If you prefer to secure your premises (for example while you are at work) whilst we work and access is not required, we can provide our own welfare facilities.
During building we liaise with the building inspector at the various inspection stages as we head toward completion. Many of our customers like to feel that they are part of this phase and we regularly meet with clients to reassure them and discuss the process stages.
The final stage involves us liaising with the client to identify any snags enabling us to deliver a quality build to the customers satisfaction. Once everything is complete we will issue all relevant certificates/Documents.