Stage 1.0

Site visit and meeting

Objectives: To discuss overall aims or outline brief with project director. 

Planning Requirements: Check planning history, applicable planning policy and planning constraints for the property. 

Key Tasks: Showcase portfolio and relative other projects, further explain our design process and terms and conditions. 

Information Exchange: Fee proposal letter including terms and conditions, any relevant reports & basic site information.

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Stage 1.1

Preparation of Brief and survey

Objectives: Establish and discuss individualised design process required for the project. 

Planning Requirements: Confirm history with local Council & create a planning strategy.

Key Tasks: Confirm brief and ideal budget, collate site and client information, party wall surveyor needs & in-house measured survey carried out. 

Information Exchange: Letter of appointment returned, initial budget discussions and brief plus any relevant information i.e. building surveys. 

What We Give You: Existing plans, elevations and sections @ 1:50 & 1:100. 

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Stage 1.2

Design Investigation & Concept Design

Objectives: Expand brief and present sketch solutions.

External Consultants: Discuss estimated budgets for proposed design and appoint consultants if required. 

Planning Requirements: Discussions with planning officers or pre-planning application, if required. Submit planning application(s) or Permitted Development application(s)

Key Tasks: Submission of detailed planning submission with decided external elements and sketch concept design for overall development - sign off required. Additional requirements may be required.  

Information Exchange: Full brief concept design with outline structural & services design. 

What We Give You: Existing and proposed drawings of the property @1:50 and 1:100, copies of all submissions of planning application(s).