In this informal meeting we will meet you in your home to discuss your ideas, explore the feasibility of the project and discuss any other ideas. After the meeting we will write to you outlining a design brief, the services we can offer as well as the fee to carry out the work required. It’s then up to you if you want to proceed!
The starting point for any new project is to carry out a laser measured survey of the existing structures, This is a detailed survey picking up measurements and information such as existing drains, boundary locations etc. The survey is drawn up in "AutoCAD" which forms the starting point for the design work and acts as part of the statuary requirements for planning and building regulations permissions.
Arguably the most important stage of the process as any decision made here could stay for generations. For this reason, we will carefully consider the various ways your brief can be met, and think laterally around the brief to make sure all options are considered. We are also keen to ensure you, the client, can visualise the solution before committing, for this reason we will often use 3D software to help gain a realistic understanding of the final solution.
Initially several different design solutions will be explored and a meeting arranged with you where initial proposals will be presented to you. At this first design meeting, we will brainstorm these ideas and formulate a clear direction forward. Following this meeting, various amendments will be made until we reach a point where you will be 100% happy with the final design. We encourage our clients to be actively involved in this process.
As a Bristol City Council accredited agent we are able to offer a fast tracked planning application process for householder planning applications. Planning permission is required for most of the larger extensions, however in the case of small single storey extensions, it can fall under permitted development. Either way we will act as your agent applying for planning consent or a lawful development certificate and carry out all negotiations with the planning department.
Once the relevant planning consents have been obtained, building regulations approval will be required. We go above and beyond the statutory level of information required and will provide a detailed set of construction drawings which will include section drawings, large scale details, construction specification and lighting layouts. Once these details are agreed with you, we will submit the drawing package as a Full Plans Building Regulations Application and ensure these plans are passed before work begins. These drawings can then be used to obtain like for like tenders from contractors. Once on site, the building inspector will conduct site visits to ensure compliance with the drawings and building regulations.
Robin Designs Ltd has years of experience providing Land Registry compliant lease plans to home owners, solicitors, landlords and chartered surveyors. These plans are used for a variety of purposes and are produced in accordance with Land Registry practice guide 40.