An initial site meeting to discuss your requirements is provided free of charge. From this meeting we can determine whether or not your project remains
within your Local Authority planning policy guidelines. This early meeting can often save precious time and frustration as we have over 20 years experience on planning issues.
First, we establish if your proposal requires a full planning application or if it can be completed as permitted development. Advice is provided regarding the Party Wall Act 1996 and how your proposal will affect your neighbours. We also check with Thames Water Utilities to determine if you are building over or within three metres of a shared sewer drainage run and to advise on the necessary action.
Second, we ensure that the final design and the materials to be used will meet with your budget. This is an important process and avoids any nasty surprises at the building stage. Finally, we provide our fees to complete the drawings to obtain planning approval including the Local Authority charges, together with the fees for completion of the detailed drawings including the structural engineer’s costs.
Then we leave you alone - no pressure, no phone calls.
You make the decision of when to proceed and to decide if we can be of service.