THE DESIGN AND BUILD PROCESS
The 12 stage process from day one to hand-over
What is our design and build process, and how does it work? Our 12-stage transparent process has been perfected over many years, and we pride ourselves on our professional turnkey services. Learn more about our architecture, interior design, construction and project management process.
3D Measured Survey
The architect will visit your property and survey all the required measurements for us to complete accurate drawings of the proposed development. This takes around 60 mins depending on the size of the project.
On the consultation call with our founder Nick Jeffries, he will be happy to discuss the aims, requirements, desired finishes, realistic budgets, timescales, possibilities of your project and our 12-stage process in more detail.
The RIBA approved architect will then produce schematic drawings for your approval and discuss any changes that you would like to make before the submission for planning.
If your happy to proceed, we charge a call-out fee to visit the property; we can then gather the information needed to produce a budget build cost, including project
management, design fee's & other fees if required. We can enter into a binding agreement if you approve the provisional numbers.
We will submit the planning application on your behalf and negotiate with the local planning office to get the best result. Planning permission usually takes around two months. NU will also bring in specialist planning consutlants if the property is listed or challenging.
Once the construction drawings are passed by building control, you will be ready for build. We use local authorities or private building control companies in some cases. Work is also started on the interior design, scope of works & cost plan.
Project Management & QS
Work on the detailed cost plan. To take the cost uncertainty and risk away from your project, we highly recommend instructing NU to project manage the processes & take on responsibility for the health and safety CDM 2015.
One of our fully qualified structural engineers partners will produce structural drawings. This is an important part of the design, it will present a clear scope of how to achieve the construction of the project.
We build your loft conversion, home extension, basement, renovation or new build. With our team of builders, carpenters and trades we deliver high quality construction services. We also work with specialist sub contractors.
Party Wall Agreements
Generally any structural alterations which tie into the neighbours property will require a party wall agreement. Some times this process takes time, it all depends on the neighbours & surveyors response times.
Once construction is complete the snagging specialists will carry out detailed walk arounds of your new space, listing any small finishing touches for revision to make your project perfect. A professional cleaning team will also give the property the once over.
If you would like to speak with a team member about your project, please fill in the contact form on the home page, call 020 7731 6841, email email@example.com or use the Whatsapp link on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. We will always respond within a few hours, even at the weekends.