From your initial contact with us we will either undertake a 'Phone' consultation or arrange a site visit to discuss your proposals and project feasibility. Typically this would take between 1 - 1.5 hours
After initial consultation and agreement of Sidey Design costs/terms we will undertake a measured survey of your existing building which will then be drawn up in AutoCAD as the base of your proposals.
Following input of the existing survey we will proceed to draw up basic plans & elevations of your proposals. These will then be sent to you for discussion and/or approval prior to progressing further. At this stage we can offer 3D Visualisations if required
Once you are happy with the Scheme drawings, if required, your proposals will then be submitted to the Local Authority for Planning Approval. This process generally takes 8 weeks. Sometimes 3D Visualisations can aid with the planning process. This can be provided at this stage if required.
Once planning has been granted, the next step is to prepare the 'building' or 'working' drawings which would be suitable to build from. As part of this a Building Regulations Application is typically required to be submitted to the Local Authority
Once building regs have been passed, the next step would be to engage in talks with contractors/builders to price the project. Often best practice is to obtain 3 comparative quotes. We can carry out this service if required as well as undertake the role of Principle Designer and/or Contract
PROCESS PROCEDURE & DOCUMENTS
The process of building, altering or extending a building can be lengthy and difficult understand and keep track of.
The stages noted below are the basic stages we follow from enquiry to completion, giving you the clearest picture of what will occur and when throughout a 'typical project'.
Our process has been tried, tested and perfected over 30 years of business, ensuring you will receive the highest quality of work and customer satisfaction.
Once the chosen contractor has been established and their services engaged, construction works can be commenced on site ensuring the local authority or independent building control have been notified. Works should proceed until completion with regular inspections by building control until final sign off. Any snagging items should be addressed between the client and contractor prior to the site being deemed as 'completed', and handed back to the client.