Stage 1

Up to scheme level drawings, planning permission and freeholder permissions

Initial Meeting and Defining the Brief:
Meet with prospective clients to discuss requirements and a general brief without charge after which a fee proposal is provided for their review. Once appointed we clarify the brief in more detail, listening to the clients’ requirements and expectations and providing sketches and images.

Survey Drawings:
A measured survey will be carried out on the existing property. A full set of existing drawings will then be drawn up on the computer in CAD. These are required for planning and for the build.

Scheme Level Proposal Drawings:
A full set of proposal drawings will be produced ready to be reviewed with the client at a meeting, after which a final set of proposal drawings will be compiled. These will be used for planning and listed building applications and by engineers and party wall surveyors.

Meetings with the client:
Meetings will be held at our office or at the client’s property when required to discuss the proposals and sketch out alternative options to produce the optimum scheme.

Planning Applications:
Any required planning applications will be prepared and submitted, whether for permitted development, full planning, conservation area consent or listed building consent. We have knowledge and experience of local area policies and UDP’s and will liaise and negotiate with the planning officers as required.

Freeholder Applications:
Submit information and liaise with freeholders / other residents if and when required to obtain a license to alter. As well as estate management permissions.