My expertise is in guiding clients through the seemingly overwhelming wall of legislation. From project start to completion I offer :

Feasibility and Concept Stage

Surveys Measured surveys of existing individual buildings.

Guidance on obtaining topographical surveys for complex sites.

Plans Preparation of existing floor plans, elevations and site layouts.

Feasibility studies Design alternatives exploring the constraints and opportunities.

Sketch scheme presentations of final concept proposals.

Planning

Planning advice Pre application discussions with the Local Authority Planning Department.

Permitted development rights without needing a planning application.

Applications Householder applications.

Full planning applications.

Conservation area applications.

Preparation of Design and Access statements.

Listed Building Applications and preparation of Heritage Statements.

Planning appeals and how best to manage them.

Technical Design

Building Regulations Plan stage applications to Local Authority or Approved Inspectors.

Building Notices for works that do not need prior approval before start.

Working drawings adding construction detail to the Building regulation info.

Liaison with structural engineers, energy consultant etc.

Party wall notices and advice on where Party Wall surveyors are needed.

Drainage - Building over Agreements with Local Water Authorities

Lighting and power layouts to ensure they are not an afterthought

Heating layout.

A kitchen concept drawing to ensure adequate space is designed in.

Tender

Procurement Method Traditional, Design and build etc.

Tender packages Specifications of materials and workmanship.

Tender analysis Comparing tender submissions and alternatives.

Contracts Advice and preparing contract documentation and looking after them.

Site visits In conjunction with other professionals to ensure work is compliant.

Snagging and defects.

Completion Hand over and certification.

I am able to undertake all or some of the above as appropriate to each project. The majority of my service is from taking the initial brief through the design and planning stage and up to obtaining Building Regulations Approval. I aim to offer a robust package of information containing sufficient information for a competent builder to give a fixed price to and build successfully using their own knowledge and skills.

I have many happy clients who can testify to the success of my service and I look forward to being able to offer you the same.