Meet with Client at the property walk round and identification of client's needs and objectives, business case and possible constraints on development.
Write to client with a description of the possibilities for building work, rough ball park costs (which must not to be relied upon for your budget, as this is the job of a qualified Quantity Surveyor and comes slightly later once a design has been agreed.), our fees for the project and the process and our services from beginning to completion.
Initial pre-application visit or advice from Council Planner, Conservation officer or English Heritage to check if proposal is acceptable in principle.
B. Design Brief, Building investigation and Drawn Survey of the existing building
Revision of the design brief and fees if necessary following the Pre-application advice from the council or English heritage.
On-site measure by the team of the existing building exterior and interior, including site boundaries.
This on-site measure gives us time to investigate your building and is crucial in allowing us to understand it: How it is constructed, the phases and periods of construction, what’s original and what’s not, if there are any hidden assets and how the house flows, connects and is used.
Production of Floor Plans and External Elevation drawings of the existing building @ 1:100
Production of Site Plan @1:2500
It is at this stage the additional historical recording might also be undertaken especially if the house is grade 2* or grade 1 listed.