Building design and construction

New Build

As qualified building designers we can provide architectural services and design your new building on a green field or brown field site. Our strength in this field is assisting you to realise your vision for your new building, whether it is a new home, office or industrial development.

Extensions and Alterations

Whether your property is a house, offices or industrial unit, our building surveyors are trained and experienced in working with existing buildings. If you need to create a little more space by building onto your plot, or squeeze more space by improving the layout of your existing building, we can help you. If you have land and wish to double the size of your building, or undertake a complete makeover for a change of use, we can help you. We can also assist you with advice and design for conversion of existing buildings to new uses, eg barn conversions. This will include listed buildings and others which may be subject to planning restrictions, or be of peculiar construction.

Refurbishment

If your building is looking a little tired or old fashioned, or perhaps the internal layout does not suit your current requirements, you might consider a complete refurbishment. This could include some simple changes, perhaps some new windows and external redecoration together with some internal layout changes, or could be more extensive including replacement of roof coverings, new windows throughout, new electrical and plumbing installations and a complete redesign of the internal areas. Being experienced with existing buildings and their uses, we can assist you in the design process including obtaining consents where necessary.

Drawings and Specification

In the process of designing a new building, extensions or alterations to existing buildings, it is often necessary to produce architectural plans and specifications for the works. To see a plan of the proposals often helps the client to understand what work is to be done and how the building will look once complete. We provide this service as part of the design package for new build or extensions and alterations.

Contract Administration

Contract Administration usually forms part of the process of designing and administering the construction of a new build, extension, alteration or refurbishment. However, there are occasions when clients may have had others to design the building, who are unable for whatever reason to undertake the process of Contract Administration. We can do this on your behalf, including advising on contract types, placing the contract on your behalf, administering the process in accordance with the design you have chosen including certifying payments to the builder and agreeing the final account.

Building Cost Advice

We can give guidance on the budget costings for your proposed new building, extension or alteration. This would form part of the full service in respect of our undertaking those processes, but can also be provided as a separate service to those perhaps considering projects for the future and wishing to budget.

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