2-3. Concept and Developed Design
Once we have established a broad direction and budget for the project, we can start to work up the design in earnest. This may entail further options or the immediate refinement of a clear front-runner. This is also the time to bring other consultants on board; a structural engineer is normally the only other consultant required for a domestic project - again, we’d be happy to recommend one.
Once you are happy with the design principles, we can put together the planning application, (if necessary) and conservation area or listed building consent (again, if necessary). It’s also worth discussing how you would like to procure the building work sooner rather than later as builders’ availability can be a bit of an unknown quantity. You may wish to use a builder you know and trust or ask us to put together a shortlist of builders to tender for the job.