The design of your timber frame home begins the minute Alan sets foot on your site. Here he gets a feel for the slope, the view, the prevailing wind, other nearby buildings, the landscape and the aspect. All factors that determine the very best outcome for the finished building.
He will then discuss in detail the style of house that you want, the accommodation that you require and of course your budget. You will then receive an initial sketch plan with a provisional costing. This initial stage is free of charge as we feel that you should only pay for something you want to buy.
Once you are happy with your design we then draw up the council submission plans and submit them on your behalf. Generally, at this stage a structural engineer is appointed and scrutiny fees paid. We then follow the plans through the council until they are approved.
At this stage we will have a lengthy meeting with you where we will discuss every detail of the house: finishes, bathroom layout, electrical points, paneling, paint colours and so on. Where possible we like to take our clients to see houses under construction and for them to meet former clients to discuss the building experience.
If you are building on a bond, we will help you with the necessary documentation, provide you with all the advice you need, giving you the benefit of our experience in all aspects of building.
This full service takes a great deal of the anxiety out of building. We pride ourselves in making the whole procedure as hassle-free as possible.
During construction, both Alan and Ben will make frequent site visits.