Architectural Drawings

DESIGN & BUILD

Get Turner can provide a full Design & Build service. Rather than appoint an architect, complete the design and then find a building contractor, with Design & Build our team of in-house architects and construction experts can consider and manage your whole project from start to finish.

Having architects and builders working together, the process is more integrated. Our construction team provides practical input into the design phase and there is a quicker, smoother transition to the construction phase. Our design fees are extremely competitive, as we don’t have the overheads of large architectural practices.

The process

The first step is a site visit by our Managing Director to discuss your project and outline what we can offer. This is followed up with an initial ballpark estimate of potential build costs and an itemised fees proposal for the optional levels of design work we can provide (based on the RIBA stages).

Once appointed, we then work closely with the client to develop the design – and associated build costs – to ensure that the budget and specification fit their requirements.

We prioritise and pre-book slots in our construction schedule for Design & Build projects, which is a real benefit to the many clients for whom timing is critical.

Our design services can include:

      • Architectural design – from concept to construction-ready drawings
      • Early cost calculations to match design to budget
      • Planning permission applications
      • Co-ordination with building team and pre-booked construction slot
      • Co-ordination of structural design
      • Advice on space- and cost-saving ideas and finishes
      • Bespoke kitchen / storage design co-ordination
      • Schedule of work and detailed costings as the design develops

In the construction phase, we also provide the following services:

      • Programme of works
      • Project and site management
      • Dedicated construction team
      • Continued input from the architect
      • Management of all required permissions and paperwork
      • Sourcing and ordering items on a client’s behalf

See more about the Construction phase.

Recent Design & Build projects

1. Muswell Hill, N10 – Rear and side extension, loft extension, refurbishment and garden landscaping

      • Appointed in 2020; planning permission achieved; construction phase from autumn 2021

2. Walthamstow, E17 – Rear and side extension, loft conversion, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

      • Appointed in October 2020; main project postponed due to Covid; designing garden studio in interim

3. Hackney, E8 – Full-width ground floor extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

      • Planning permission was achieved in December 2018, the construction phase was June 2019 to March 2020

4. Hackney, E8 – 1- and 2-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

      • Planning permission was achieved in August 2018, the construction phase was March to October 2019

5. Hackney, E9 – 1.5-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

      • Planning permission was achieved in March 2018, the construction phase was July 2018 to February 2019 – see case study

6. Bow, E3 – 1-storey rear extension and garden reconfiguration

      • Developed client’s existing permitted development-approved drawings to construction level
      • Get Turner were appointed for the build, which was completed in 2018 – see case study

The links below are useful reference points when planning your project:
Why use an architect?
Do I Need Planning Permission?