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whilst the survey of your home or building plot is carried out, the design brief will be formalised and worked up into a Concept Design. we sketch up your ideas into a workable scheme and collaborate with you on the basic building fabric and the structure’s appearance.  we can also provide an indication of the build costs based upon the concept design to set the budget. we will ensure the spirit of the design remains, even if any changes to the scheme are required in order to keep within the budget



once you have approved the concept design, we will put together the planning application package. we then submit the application to the Local Authority for Pre-Application advice if necessary [we recommend pre-application advice for new build projects]. a pre-application is to ensure the planners are happy with the proposals before we submit for a Planning Application


if your scheme is classed as Permitted Development, we will submit for Prior Approval or a Lawful Development Certificate. also, if your property is Listed or in a Conservation Area we will submit for Listed Building Consent. Pre-Applications can take up to 4 weeks. Planning Applications can take up to 8 weeks



we offer a first class build package. this includes obtaining best prices from a selection of local reputable trades including your nominated trades, and then coordinating the team of consultants, trades and material suppliers throughout the complete build. you can be involved as little or as much as you want during the build, and be comforted by the fact that the process is in our good hands our build service offers you peace of mind and full transparency as you pay the best available direct costs of all labour and materials without any added 'main contractor or builder' profit margins. and, you also know what our % fee is from the outset. our build service ensures project costs are controlled and the build is time managed professionally and efficiently. it is a very cost effective way of building













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you save time, money, and effort and get the best results by working with us. we will guide you through each service carefully to make sure you fully understand the process and to achieve your grand design. our goal is to make the journey from beginning to end, as smooth as possible, and as exciting as it should be...