What happens after planning permission has been granted? This stage is a vital part of the architectural process. Once we have received planning permission, we can then proceed to the full technical design and ensure that it meets all building regulation requirements.
The technical design includes a package of construction drawings for builders to then price and build from. The construction drawings include detailed drawings, plans, elevations, sections, construction details, specifications and schedules which need to be adhered to.
At this stage, we also work in collaboration with other consultants that might be involved in a project, such as Structural Engineers (who calculate the key structural aspects of the build), Civil Engineers, Quantity Surveyors (who can give accurate costs for the build) and Party Wall Surveyors. This stage also involves digging trial holes to determine ground conditions, depth and the condition of the foundations.
During this part of the process, we work closely with the client’s appointed Building Inspector to provide a set of drawings that meet Building Regulations approval, following which full construction can begin.
It is at this stage that you can obtain quotes from builders, ensuring that they are approximately the same as those obtained by the Quantity Surveyor and then instruct your chosen builder.