Thinking of enhancing your home with a loft conversion, extension or refurbishment? The team at Create – Architectural Planning, Design and Build and Joinery service based in south east London – guides us through the process from start to finish in five easy steps…
1 Architectural Design
After meeting to discuss your project, the team at Create will develop the design for your approval and then submit it to the local authority to achieve the necessary consent. The true value of the design process is to ensure that your needs, wants and likes are delivered with passion and integrity.
2 Planning and Building Regulations
Many extensions or lofts can be built under the Lawful Development regulations, while others need full Planning Permission. As well as dealing with all aspects of the planning process on your behalf, Create will develop the scheme to ensure that building regulations are adhered to, including structural calculations.
3 Party Wall Agreements & Health & Safety Legislation
The Party Wall Act is in place to help people planning to carry out building works that may affect a neighbouring property in some way. Also, they can assist you to ensure that you are compliant with regards to the latest Health and Safety regulations for homeowners. Beyond the statutory processes, Create’s service is bespoke to your requirements.
4 Project Management
From tendering, right through to the contract phase and until your project is complete, Create’s professional project management team is on hand to ensure that your project runs smoothly and efficiently, whether or not you decide to appoint Create to deliver the build phase.
5 The Build
So that you know how much the project is going to cost, you can appoint Create to draw up a detailed specification for the works with estimated costs. This allows you to budget and provides you with a set of documents that enables you to obtain more consistent prices from tendering builders.