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Building or altering your home is a major life event. Whether you plan to refurbish your current home, extend it or build a new one, it will be an extremely exciting investment in your future. However, the journey and the risks involved may feel like a daunting prospect.

Planning Your Home Project: A Brief Guide for Residential Clients

We have prepared a guide for private clients to assist uncovering your objectives, highlighting key considerations and outlining the delivery process. It is based on our experience working with private clients over the last 13 years, delivering a wide range of residential projects in London and further afield. Our residential projects include new builds, full refurbishments, and all kinds of extensions.

Our guide covers vital topics we believe will be helpful planning your project. Some of them are described further below.

Defining Your Priorities

We understand that construction work is not just about the final look but also about how your new home performs and the value added to your investment. Our guide includes 10 key questions, to help you identify your priorities for the project.

Journey to Completion

A construction project can be a long process and there a number of steps that need to be completed before work can start on site. for example planning and building control compliance. Our guide includes a simple to understand diagram, showing the typical route your project will take from beginning to end.

People Involved

Architect’s services and the number of consultants can vary depending on the size and scope of project and your specific requirements as the client. Our guide maps out typical parties involved in a construction project (e.g. structural engineer, servives engineer or cost consultant) and their roles.

Hiring the Right Architect

Choosing the right architect for your project is vital. There are a lot of options out there and if it’s your first project the choice can feel overwhelming. Our guide provides you with a strategy to ensure you hire the right architect who is best suited to you.

Cost Checker

Depending on the size, quality and extent of your project, the price of construction works can vary significantly. This a tricky initial query and yet 
it forms an important part of your brief. We have used our broad catalogue of projects to compile a cost checker for various project scopes.

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written on: 18/10/2020
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