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 – 2-storey rear extension, internal reconfiguration and refurbishment

  • Full design service – from concept, to planning, to construction-ready design
  • We have successfully applied for planning permission and will book the project into our construction schedule once full details have been finalised

2. 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; started on site in July 2017