New Building Design - The Surveying Practice, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

New Building Design

Our design work includes new-build projects, extensions and alterations to a wide variety of buildings, new and old. We offer a full professional service, from sketch plans through working drawings ready to submit to the Local Authority. However, we are happy to quote for partial services if you want to handle some of the stages yourself.

We will also handle the legal 'admin' issues arising from building works.

Design Team

Smaller projects will be handled entirely 'in house'. On larger projects we may call an outside specialist contractor to handle complex aspects such as steel frame design or specialist services. We can work with your selected consultants or put together a team for you.

Project work stages:

Feasibility and Sketches

We discuss your requirements and budget, take basic measurements and produce sketches (freehand or small scale) with alternative designs for your selection.

Scheme Design to Planning Stage

We take measurements in more detail and produce a set of drawings suitable for making a Planning application. We make the application and deal with the local authority on your behalf.

Working Drawings and Specification

We produce a set of working drawings and a specification in sufficient detail to enable a builder to construct the project. At this stage we make an application for Building Regulations approval and deal with technical queries from the local authority.

Tender Action

Drawings and specifications are sent to a group of contractors (selected in consultation with yourself) to offer competitive quotations. We report results to you with a recommendation.

Site Monitoring

We make regular visits once the builder is on site, to monitor the progress of the works, deal with technical queries and certify interim payments.

Final Account

Once work is completed we negotiate a final account with the contractor.

Legal 'Admin' Issues

'Legal admin', in the form of statutory approvals CDM regulations and party wall issues, occurs throughout the design and construction phases. We will deal with these issues on your behalf.