As well as constructing custom made buildings we also offer a consultancy service to those wishing to build their own building.  If you are considering building your own strucure and need help with the intial planning stages then we can help.

We have been building wooden buildings for more than 20 years so we know everything that is needed from land requirements through to building regulations, and the best ways of approaching each stage.

Our associate consultants include Architectural designers, Structural Engineers, Specialist Building Control Surveyors & a Chartered Building Surveyor able to advise & assist you with planning your building & submitting where necessary applications for Planning or Certificates of Lawful Development & negotiating the technical & legislative hurdles..

Where you require an initial visit to assess the site, the suitability & advise on permissions, application procedures & development budgets,   we can arrange for a site visit by our Chartered Surveyor in the Devon & Cornwall area for a fixed price, preliminary assessment consultancy fee.  This will include the site visit & a written  report & budget to the following matters specific to your project.

The full consultancy package costs from just £1,500 and includes the follow advice

  • Advice on Land requirements & development potential
  • Surveying or arranging a Topographical survey of the development land.
  • Pre-application sketches & arranging for advice from the Local District Development Control Officers (Planning Department)
  • Preparing drawings & details for the purpose of an application for Town & Country Planning approval (or Certificate of lawful development) & acting as Agent on your behalf to that application.
  • Advising on other studies & information that may be required as a part of a planning application.  These can include~ mining searches, contaminated land assessments, transport assessments, tree surveys & arboriculture statements, Structural Engineers reports, flood risk assessments , noise impact assessments, waste management plans,  Barn Owl  &/or  Bat Surveys. Non mains drainage assessments & calculations.  Surface water assessments & calculations & many other local requirements
  • Compliance with the Building Regulations & the submission of applications & Building Notices.
  • Advice on sustainable building & how to make your building Energy Efficient including compliance with The Code for Sustainable Buildings, The Passive House index & advising on alternative energy solutions.

To find out how we can help you call us now on 01208 850376