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Stage 1 - Architectural Visit
When Bristol builders 4u undertake Lofts and Extensions in Bristol we can provide a special design and planning team who are experts in gaining you planning approval. An architect will be sent to visit you at your home and will explain to you the various options you have available for your home improvement ideals. The architect will also take down all the relevant measurements that are needed for your CAD plans (computer aided design) and your structural calculations.
Stage 2 - Architectural Plans Designed
After your first initial visit, our Bristol home improvements design and planning team will come together and go over the various options your home conversion. The team will look at your home and local area to see what the restrictions are in your area, as every area has different rules. Then Computer Aided Design plans (CAD) will be designed and drawn up for you along with any structural calculations that will be made by a structural engineer.
Stage 3 - Drawings approved by you
once all your home extension plans and structural calculations have been designed by our design and planning team, a member of our team should again visit you at your home. The technician will bring with them your CAD plans and structural calculations to be approved by you. Now you will have a much clearer picture about how your home improvement project will look and be built, once the architect's drawings are approved by you! They are now ready for council submission.
Stage 4 - Council Submission and Planning Approval
once you are happy with your CAD plans, a member of our team will now submit them for you, to your local council authority. If you are going through building control you will be provided a receipt of submission within approximately seven working days, you should receive written approval from your local council to commence work. If you are submitting your plans through planning control it will take up to eight weeks.
Stage 5 - Party Wall Notices
The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 requires that notice be given to neighbouring owners where it is considered likely that the proposals of a neighbour will be likely to affect another neighbouring structure. It is a legal duty for a Building Owner to serve the appropriate notices in the correct manner. Failure to do so can result in an injunction being sought to stop the work!.
Stage 6 - Project Management
Bristol builders 4u - Lofts and Extensions specialists understand that any large building work can be a very daunting experience for a home owner, this is why for each build we designate you, your very own project manager to project manage your home conversion from plans to completion. You will have direct contact with the project manager, who will be on site to make sure everything runs smoothly. If there is anything you are unhappy about your project manager will deal with it for you instantly, will also have a shop in Westbury on trym.
Stage 7 - Completion Certificates
During your build council inspectors will visit your site to check the standard of work and after your last inspection, providing the inspectors have found your home conversion built to a high specification and within building regulations rules, you will be issued with a completion certificate from your local council. You will also be issued with an electrical certificate and a gas safety certificate (depending if any gas work is undertaken).