If you have an idea and need a little help we can offer free initial advice on building design work and will help you understand the full process from beginning to end.
Here are some ideas….
- Loft conversions can transform a unused space into an additional bedroom or office.
- Garage conversions can add value and living space to your home.
- Remodelling and extensions are a popular way of changing your existing property to your needs without moving home.
- Conservatories can sometimes be under used due to their poor thermal performance. Replacing them with a sun room can provide a more comfortable and usable space.
- If your happy with your home you can improve your property to make it more energy efficient. This can save energy you costs.
Design improvements can make your current property more comfortable for your needs. In many cases this will also add value to your property.
We can carry out accurate measured surveys which comply to RICS regulations. This information is then transferred to the latest digital drawing packages. We can provide high quality detailed drawings for any project, from a simple office floor plan to complex listed building elevation. We offer a flexible and competitively priced service.
We also use 3D Laser scanning and have undertaken scans of numerous buildings including hospital wards, music venues, factories, farm buildings etc. We use this data to prepare point cloud deliverables as well as for the preparation of 3D Revit models and CAD drawings.
We offer a free initial one to one consultation to discuss your ideas and provide advice on proposed building works. We will work closely with you to understand what requirements you have and help you achieve your ambitions through good quality innovative design solutions. We have experience with a large variety of past projects (small and large extensions, loft conversions, new builds etc.) and provide a complete service from the initial survey, design, structural calculations, planning and building regulation submissions as well as Party Wall matters if required.
Planning and Building Control Applications
We are very experienced in preparing submissions to the Local Authority for Planning and/or Building Regulation Approval. In some cases we have also prepared applications for Conservation Area Consent. We have worked with a number of Local authorities in the North East and can provide the necessary advice and guidance to ensure that your design and submission complies with the current regulations and planning guidance.
When your design has been finalised we can proceed beyond the design stage and act as contract administrators and monitor your project whilst on site using the appropriate Building Contract. We have considerable experience in the contract administration. We can obtain competitive quotations from a range of approved building contractors and ensure full supervision of the works to ensure your requirements are met in respect of quality, time and budget.
Health and Safety
We offer initial advice on construction health and safety matters. As designers, we have considerable experience of managing the design process, overseeing risk inherent in design and ensuring that design work fully considers eliminating, reducing & mitigating risk. Acting as Principal Designer we can offer a support service that assists clients to comply with their legal responsibilities ensuring health and safety is taken into account from the outset.