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How long will it take

As with the cost, we have provided examples of types of projects and the time frame you may expect.

Project Type One

Project description: single storey rear extension 7m x 5m and associated alterations to form an open plan kitchen living space with strong links to the garden and lots of natural daylight. The extension required planning permission, but the site is not listed or in a conservation area.

Typically, this sort of project will take around 12 – 18 months on average to reach practical completion.

Design Phase – about 6 – 8 months

- 01

First Contact….

From your initial enquiry via phone or email we will aim to arrange our free consultation meeting within 2 – 3 weeks depending on our and your availability.

- 02

To Planning….

The first design phase consisting of the Surveys, Concept Design and Planning Application preparation typically starts around 1 month after instruction. This stage, depending on the planning complexity, tends to take around 1 – 2 months. If the project falls under permitted development rights, we will move quickly on.

- 03

Into Planning....

The planning application on most projects will take 8 weeks from submission, although we would advise allowing 2 months for any
unforeseen issues and delays.

- 04

How shall we build it…

Although we will have a very good idea how it will be built at the earliest stages of the project, this is when we get all the detail together and plan it out. This phase will cover anything from a set of detailed drawings for submission to Building Control, to a full set of construction drawings, schedules of work, specification, as well as tendering. Each has its own length of time. From around a 1 – 2 months for the building regulation drawings, Specifications, Schedules of work etc and a 1 – 2 months for the tender action and contract negotiations. In all, this stage takes between 1 – 4 months.

Construction Phase – About 2 – 4 months

This is when your dreams become reality, and everything moves very quickly. If we are involved at this stage we will not only check the contractors work to insure you are getting what you have asked for and paying the right price at the right time, we are also here to help address any issues that may crop up or any questions you may have.

Post Construction Phase – 3 – 12 months

Its ok you’re in now. It is during this phase of the project and more importantly the construction contract, that ‘snagging’ occurs. We will stay in touch through this phase checking in from time to time making sure the building is performing as intended. Unless there is anything significant to be addressed (normally
tinkering with underfloor heating), we will prepare a list of defects at the end of the project and once competed by the contractor close out the contract and release the final payments to the contractor. The length of this stage varies from contract to contract and project to project from 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

Project Type Two

Project description: Rear 7m x5m single storey extension to existing dormer bungalow, extensive internal alterations including – new kitchen, bathrooms, alterations to room layouts, and first floor extension over existing bungalow.

Typically, this sort of project will take around 12 – 18 months on average to reach practical completion. As with most parts of construction, its very project specific.

Design Phase – about 6 – 8 months

- 01

First Contact….

From your initial enquiry via phone or email we will aim to arrange our free consultation meeting within 2 – 3 weeks 

- 02

To Planning….

The first design phase consisting of the Surveys, Concept Design and Planning Application preparation typically starts around 1 month after instruction. This stage, depending on the planning complexity, tends to take around 1 – 2 months. If the project falls under permitted development rights, we will move quickly on.

- 03

Into Planning....

The planning application on most projects will take 8 weeks from submission, although we would advise allowing 2 months for any unforeseen issues and delays.

- 04

How shall we build it…

Although we will have a very good idea how it will be built at the earliest stages of the project, this is when we get all the detail together and plan it out. This phase will cover anything from a set of detailed drawings for submission to Building Control, to a full set of construction drawings, schedules of work, specification, as well as tendering. Each has its own length of time. From around a 1 – 2 months for the building regulation drawings, Specifications, Schedules of work etc and a further 1 – 2 months for the tender action and contract negotiations. Overall, this stage takes between 1 – 4 months.

Construction Phase – About 4 – 6 months

This is when your dreams become reality, and everything moves very quickly. If we are involved at this stage we will not only check the contractors work to insure you are getting what you have asked for and paying the right price at the right time, we are here to help address any issues that may crop up or any questions you may have.

Post Construction Phase – 3 – 12 months

Its ok you’re in now. It is during this phase of the project and more importantly the construction contract, that ‘snagging’ occurs. We will stay in touch through this phase checking in from time to time making sure the building is performing as intended. Unless there is anything significant to be addressed (normally
tinkering with underfloor heating), we will prepare a list of defects at the end of the project and once competed by the contractor close out the contract and release the final payments to the contractor. The length of this stage varies from contract to contract and project to project from 3 months, 6 months or 12
months.

Project Type Three

Project description: A new two storey detached 4-bedroom house in an urban setting.

Typically, this sort of project will take around 12 – 18 months on average to reach practical completion. As with most parts of construction, its very project specific.

Design Phase – about 6.5 – 9.5 months

- 01

First Contact….

From your initial enquiry via phone or email, we will aim to arrange our free consultation meeting within 2 – 3 weeks

- 02

To Planning….

The first design phase consisting of the Surveys, Concept Design and Planning Application preparation typically starts around 1 month after instruction. This stage, depending on the planning complexity tends to take around 2 – 3 months. If the project falls under permitted development rights, we will move quickly on.

- 03

Into Planning....

The planning application on most projects will take 8 weeks from submission, although we would advise allowing 2 months for any unforeseen issues and delays.

- 04

How shall we build it…

Although we will have a very good idea how it will be built at the earliest stages of the project, this is when we get all the detail together and plan out the process. This phase will cover anything from a set of detailed drawings for submission to Building Control, to a full set of construction drawings, schedules of work, specification, as well as tendering. Each has its own length of time – from around a 1.5 – 2.5 months for the building regulation drawings, Specifications, Schedules of work etc and 1 – 2 months for the tender action and contract negotiations. Altogether, this stage takes between 2.5 – 4.5 months

Construction Phase – About 6 – 12 months

This is when your dreams become reality, and everything moves very quickly. If we are involved at this stage we will not only check the contractors work to insure you are getting what you have asked for and paying the right price at the right time, we are also here to help address any issues that may crop up or any
questions you may have.

Post Construction Phase – 12 months

Its ok you’re in now. It’s during this phase of the project and more importantly the construction contract, that ‘snagging’ occurs. We will stay in touch through this phase checking in from time to time making sure the building is performing as intended. Unless there is anything significant to be addressed (normally tinkering with underfloor heating), we will prepare a list of defects at the end of the project and once competed by the contractor close out the
contract and release the final payments to the contractor. We would advise no less than 12 months.

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