On the majority of residential projects the design team will consist of your Architect and a Structural Engineer.
Structural Engineers are generally required on all projects unless it is obvious that there are no structural implications in the project.
More complex projects may require the introduction of a Quantity Surveyor, Planning Consultant and even an Interior Designer.
I will advise you on the need for other consultants at our initial consultation and will obtain fee quotes from them for your approval if required.
Occasionally a Building Contractor may be involved in the early stages of a project usually when a design and build price has been requested.
Once the design team has completed the project design and it has been approved by you, the Local Authority Planning Department become involved when we submit the planning application, you will be required to pay a fee to the local authority for this.
Not all projects require a planning application, some can be carried out under permitted development rights, this will be explained at the initial consultation point.
Once planning has been approved, the detailed design is submitted the the local Building Control department for a Building Warrant Approval allowing the project to commence on site. Again you will be required to pay a fee to the local authority for this. Please refer to my HSE / CDM 2015 Regulations page for information relating to Health and Safety on site. Domestic projects do come under the remit of the HSE / CDM 2015 Regulations and as such the client has HSE duties to undertake.
When the project is complete on site a Completion Certificate application is submitted to the Building Control department and when they are satisfied a Completion Certificate is issued.