Taking a client’s brief and producing conceptual designs for extensions, conversion or new buildings. Advising on planning policy, site and other technical constraints and the anticipated building costs.
Services include researching the planning history of a building or site and advising client’s on planning policies, supplementary planning documents, seeking precedents and advising client’s on planning potential. Arranging measured surveys and specialist investigations, preparing drawings and planning and design statements for formal planning applications. Monitoring progress of planning applications, responding to planning department consultations and satisfying planning conditions.
Researching appeal precedents and past local planning authority approvals, preparing grounds of appeal and responding to representations made by third parties.
Preparing construction drawings, details and specifications for Building Regulations applications and arranging structural designs and calculations for local authority approval. Preparing large scale details of windows, doors etc required for listed buildings or applications within conservation areas. Co-ordinating specialist consultants for designs and product performance criteria to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes standards.
Making building regulations applications, liaising with structural engineers and other specialist for design information and dealing with queries from Building Control.
Managing building projects on behalf of clients from inception to completion or part-service including appointing and co-ordinating designers and other consultants, preparing tender documentation for building costing, arranging all pre-start matters, supervising the building work, certifying payments to the contractors, dealing with variations and settling the final account.
As a Chartered Surveyor acting on behalf of building owners or adjoining owners in party wall matters, serving notices, preparing schedules of condition and agreeing party wall awards.