If you decide to engage us for your project, we will visit you at your property to conduct the site survey and discuss your project brief. We can help you with your design ideas and ensure you get the best possible use of space. We then quickly start work on your planning drawings.
First of all, we draw up the existing property, to scale, In AutoCAD, and then we move on and start designing your scheme using your brief. We aim to issue the first draft of your plans to you within two weeks of our site visit. Your Invoice will also be issued at this time. We then have a period for you to make any further amends to the plans and we will work with you until you are happy with the design and the layout. Once you are happy with the design and our Invoice has been settled, we can then proceed to submit your plans to your local Council to gain any necessary planning permission you need.
There are many rules and regulations that determine your application type. Permitted development and larger home extension applications are great to allow for popular extensions to be built quickly and without the need for full planning permission. Planning permission is required for more complex builds. EDS are experts at knowing what type of permission your project will need and we will always get the Council to confirm this. Please note that even if your project is permitted development, you will still require planning drawings. If a Council fee is applicable, this is payable by you and not included in our pricing. We will submit your application in full and then act as your agent. Planning applications will take up to 8 weeks to reach a decision. As your agent, we are notified by your case officer if any changes are needed in order to gain an approval. We work with them to aim for an approval in every case.
Once your decision is issued, you will then receive your planning pack containing the decision documents and your A1 documents. If you take the choice to use one of our Building Regulation Packages, then we can start work on these drawings once permissions are gained and the payment has been settled.
Consultancy and Design Tools
Generally, EDS procures designs in AutoCAD to produce 2D layouts for Planning and Building Regulations approval. We also possess capability for Revit/3D modelling to help our clients visualise their ambitions.
One of the core messages we like to send our clients is that we are at your side throughout the duration of the design and build to help deliver a project which is entirely to your satisfaction.
At any stage of the process, you can make an appointment to come into the office and sit with one of our experienced and friendly team and see how things look on screen. Most clients find this to be a great help.
Design and Build
EDS have developed relationships with builders to an extent where we can now offer you a design and build service. This is an assured procurement route were clients will be able to have a single point of contact throughout the design and build process. We will project manage the works ensuring timely delivery and create a pan to work around an occupied home to create as little disruption for you as possible.
Please do contact us about our range of services – we will be pleased to hear from you.