services Design and Build

DESIGN AND BUILD

If you would prefer to work with one company on your project from start to finish, we can provide a full design and build service. With our in-house architectural team working alongside our building experts, we can produce creative, workable, cost-effective designs that fit your requirements and budget. We are experienced in making successful planning applications and our design fees are extremely competitive, as we don’t have the overheads of large architectural practices.

The benefits of this integrated approach are clear: you have a seamless transition from design to construction and all the many elements of a building project are considered and coordinated by just one team.

Working with just one builder, you won’t have comparative quotes from different contractors, but you can appoint an independent Quantity Surveyor to check our prices and give you confidence that what we are charging is fair.

The first step is a briefing meeting with our MD, Mark Turner, and one of our architectural team, to discuss the project with you on site. We then provide an itemised fees proposal for the different levels of design work we can provide (based on RIBA Stages). When the scope of design work is agreed, the full project can get underway, including increasingly comprehensive costings as more details are confirmed.

If you already have basic plans/planning permission, we can also pick up the project from that point.

Our design and build service can include the following elements:

Pre-construction phase

  • Architectural design – from concept to construction-ready drawings
  • Early cost calculations to match design to budget
  • Structural design
  • Planning permission applications
  • Party Wall Awards
  • Schedule of work
  • Detailed, itemised costings
  • Pre-booked construction slot

Construction phase

  • Construction schedule
  • Appointing and managing building control
  • Managing all required permissions and paperwork
  • Project and site management
  • Sourcing and ordering items

RECENT DESIGN AND BUILD PROJECTS

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

  • Full design service – from concept design, to planning approval, to construction-ready design
  • We achieved planning permission, with no issues, in March 2018
  • The construction slot was pre-booked by the client and the works started in July 2018. The project is expected to take six months to complete

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

  • Full design service – from concept design, to planning approval, to construction-ready design
  • We achieved planning permission, with no issues, in August 2018
  • The detailed technical design and costing phase are now progressing in line with the clients’ requirements and budget

3. Highgate, N6 – extension to lower ground floor flat, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • Developed client’s existing planning-approved drawings to construction level
  • Designed two bathrooms from scratch, ready for construction
  • The construction phase was completed in summer 2018

4. Bow, E3 – a single-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 July 2017 – see case study

5. Shoreditch, E2 – internal reconfiguration and refurbishment of listed building

  • Gained planning and listed building consent for external spiral staircase and platform
  • Designed internal layout and bespoke joinery
  • Construction slot pre-booked with Get Turner; work now completed