Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions relating to home improvements. Our office opening hours are below: Monday - Saturday: 9am to 6pm Sunday: Closed
Most architects and other companies which claim to be ‘design & build’ do not have the necessary in-house knowledge to accurately estimate the cost of a project until the initial design is complete. Usually, these companies rely on third party contractors to provide quotations which can result in budget creep, design amendments and delays. We simply do it better. Our quantity surveyors accurately estimate costs early in the process so your project budget is actually integral to the design itself. Our design & build process has been refined to deliver projects extremely efficiently with award winning results. For example, we are able to produce construction drawings within a 7 day period - this process alone typically takes most firms over a month. Please feel free to contact us if you have a project in mind which you would like to discuss.
1 Site Consultation
The first step in the process is for us to fully understand what you want to achieve. Our approach is to carefully listen to your requirements so that we can design a solution that fits within your budget.
Discuss Initial Ideas & Identify Potential Issues
Establish Project Budget & Feasibility
Laser Measured Survey
Conduct Site Inspection
2 Conceptual Design & Estimate
The next step is to translate your ideas into a conceptual design. Our expertise in both design and construction means you’ll have an accurate estimate of costs and programme timescales early in the process.
Establish Scope of Works
Referral to Interior Design Team (if requested)
Quantity Surveyor Estimate
Create Master Programme
Sign Design & Build Agreement
3 Construction Drawings
Architectural drawings are then created for the relevant authorities and construction purposes. At this point in the process, accurate budget headings have already been established for the different components of the project.
Planning Application Submitted (if required)
Structural Engineer Calculations
Material Selections & Finishes Schedule
Full Scope of Works
4 Review & Construction Contract
A final review of the specifications takes place to allow our clients to refine the costs of each element of the project before proceeding to the construction phase.
Review Design & Scope of Works
Create Construction Programme
Sign Construction Contract
Payment of Deposit
5 Pre-Construction & Delivery
Before the construction phase can start, we’ll need to notify several parties to satisfy statutory obligations. We’ll coordinate everything and update you continuously via our phone application.
Applications to Relevant Authorities
Water Build Over Agreement
Party Wall Agreement with Neighbours
Weekly Site Progress Meetings
Phone App Communication
6 Sign-Off & Warranty
Upon completion of the project, you will retain 2.5% of the contract value for a 6 month period to ensure total satisfaction.