The average person may have some difficulty in knowing where to start with their residential building project. It can be a mine field of bodies and red tape, Architects, Builders, Planning Permissions, Building Regulations etc. People usually start with an idea in their mind about what they want to build / extend but don’t really know how to fully go about it.
Our company, Bishop Ltd, started as local builders in Aylesford Kent but have recently expanded the company to also cater for the south Essex area, Chigwell in Essex and Loughton in Essex being the main hubs of our activity. In all areas, we found that clients were too busy to spend time going out looking for ideas but had an image in mind as to what they wanted as an end result for their homes. For this reason, we at Bishop Ltd decided to include a further service to our list to help support our clients a little more than the average builder, Architectural Services. Our Architectural service is a stand-alone package that encompasses all the early stages of a project. These early stages relate mainly to the design, drawings and Planning Permission aspect of a project. If you are setting out as a ‘first time builder’ we would strongly advice that you consider using this service.
The aim is to help you achieve not only the best results for your project, but to also gain a clear vision of how you would like your property to serve you, and your family. For example, it may be that you work from home so need to divide the internal space in such a way as to include a study, or would it be best to add that new office with a garage conversion. All design work for a new home, or extension, must be thoroughly considered to make sure you get the optimum use out of your new space.
With our Architect service, after confirming your likes and dislikes, we will start by helping you to focus on an actual design layout that works for your new property, or new space in the case of extensions. This could include helping you to decide what style or look you want to achieve, both internally and externally, what you will be using the new space(s) for, or it could be help with choosing the right doors, windows, kitchens or bathrooms.
Once you are clear on the design part of the build the architect will complete all your plans and drawings in preparation for submission to your local Planning Permissions Authority. For a small fee, he can make the submission for planning permission for you.
Whatever design and planning support you need we at Bishop Ltd are here to help you. Why not give us a call and put us to the test!