1. Initial Consultation and Feasibility

This meeting is probably the most critical of the whole project. We will discuss your ideas and budget and maybe suggest alternative ideas to suit your needs. It is all about understanding your expectations and delivering them in the most practical way. 

We will then produce a fee proposal for you to review and once accepted begin the formal process.

 

3. Planning

Based on the size of the extension and design we will prepare the drawings and make the necessary applications for consent, which may include, listed building consent, consent in a conservation area, or consent in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Where appropriate we will also prepare a "Design and Access Statement" to accompany the application.

It may be that your proposal will fall under the "premitted development" rules and we can discuss that at feasibility satge.

 

2. Preliminary Sketches

Based on our initial meeting we will produce basic AutoCad sketches for further discussion. When you are happy with the layouts we will then proceed to the next stages.

 
 
 

4. Building Regulations

Once planning drawings have been developed we will then move onto the more detailed drawings for the Building Regulation application, which we will undertake on your behalf. These drawings will enable accurate quotations to be obtained from builders. This is something that we can arrange for you as we do have a list of trusted builders, however, we would always advise that you get independent quotations.

5. Principal Designer CDM 2015

As the Client you now have a legal duty to ensure that your project complies with all the new health and safety requirements under Construction Design Management (CDM 2015). The Health and Safety Executive do not expect you do be familiar with the regulations and so you have a duty to appoint a Principal Designer to act on your behalf. This can be Andersonn Consulting Ltd or you can appoint another independent consultant to carry out such duties as required.

CDM 2015 applies to all builders and they have to prepare Construction Safety Plans as required by the new legislation.

For further information go to:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/2015/index