We have a high level of expertise in planning applications and deep understanding of local authority requirements when it comes to barn conversions, new builds and the extension and alteration of existing homes.
We are seasoned in working across heritage, conservation and AONB contexts, sensitive to what’s needed to balance preservation and the needs of a modern home.
Once planning is complete, we enjoy seeing those plans through to completion with you, becoming your build partner for every brick, window and interior fit-out, right through to handing you the keys – a moment we never forget!
We know that when you start to think about your new home, there are so many decisions to make and questions to answer and that is why we use state-of-the-art software to give our clients the best information, views and control of their design.
We use Matterport when we visit a site to take every measurement we need – often without even getting out a tape measure! This digital scanning creates a digital twin of the existing house or building which we can then use as a basis for concept designs and space planning.
Surveying time is significantly cut down whilst at the same time, producing more valuable and useable information and data. Revisits to site also become unnecessary – all we have recorded is what we need to know and can be accessed remotely wherever and whenever.
Enscape is our live, 3D rendering software which our clients really do enjoy seeing on the big TV in our planning room. For clients, they can take a virtual walkthrough inside and out, to see how their design looks, flows and feels. It’s a great way to discover things that aren’t quite right early on – avoiding costly and time-consuming on-site changes and revisions.
We can make small design changes during the walkthrough showing how they would affect the space. For us, our 3D design software allows us to provide accurate and early costings which are clear for everyone. In addition, our seamless design process helps us to spot and resolve those small details which often hold things up later on. This level of detail allows a smoother handover from design to construction stage and with any issues, queries, concerns or problems already overcome, the build stage can gather swift momentum.
We really enjoy working with our clients from the beginning of their home building dream, enabling that vision to be fulfilled through carefully developed designs.
Our expertise will save you time and money – we are adept at devising planning designs that meet the local authority criteria; but which don’t compromise on your vision.
You may have an existing planning permission with your home – it might be yours from a while ago or it may have been inherited with the property. It might not be quite what you want, so we can work with you to develop those designs to better meet your brief and improve on the consent you already have.
Local authorities support replacement dwellings and for many clients, they are a better solution than refurbishing an inadequate existing building. Replacement dwellings allows us to build a home which works much better than any refurbishment could hope to achieve, arriving at a modern, efficient and high quality home.
We work across heritage, conservation areas and AONB locations – understanding the requirements of what will be needed for the planning application and providing that extra level of thought and consideration.
Sometimes, a little more understanding of local authority planning policy and together with imaginative design solutions are needed to see your plans passed and see you ready to start building.
We’ve worked with many clients to revise and develop failed applications to breathe life back into them and achieve the desired result without significant compromises.
We work accurately and honestly – we’ll be up front with you on the planning prospects of a scheme.
For an informal conversation about your project please call us on 01233 861177 or E-mail us using the form.