3 Bed Semi Detached Property.
Westwood Lane CASE STUDY
Westwood Lane, Welling
Type of property:
1940’s Mid Terries House
Description of proposed work:
Single Rear Extension.
Type of planning approval required for the project:
House Holders Full Planning Application
Clients requests and concerns:
Client wanted new open plan kitchen and dining areas.
Services client requested:
Stage one: Architecture
Stage two: Building Consultancy
Stage one: Architecture
Foreseeable problems and concerns during the site survey and designs consultation:
There was an old existing conservatory on the neighbour’s boundary line. The roof encroached on out new extension.
How these problems were resolved:
Had a conversation with the neighbour and agreed we could remove the conservatory overhang and separated the roofs so there were no potential problems with our new roof or the neighbour’s roof in the future.
Problems with Planning approval.
Stage 2 Building Consultancy:
Providing continued advice including setting up and defining your building project.
Compulsory third-party services set up for the client:
CDM Health & Safety:
We ensure the building contractors take full responsibility of the Health & Safety. Making all injuries and fatalities during the construction, the building contractors’ responsibility and not the clients.
We use a private Building Control company on the project due to the good quality service they provide. You have the officers’ mobile and office contact numbers and they provide 24 hour, 7 days a week contact. The company supplies an experienced Building Control Officer to attend site at certain points of the building stages to ensure certain elements of the building project have been completed to minimum building regulation standards. Building Control will sign off your building project and issue you with the completion certificate.
We set up Structural Calculations with one of our recommended experienced Structural Engineers. We work with a few selected Structural Engineers and put together the right Structural Engineer with the right client’s proposals.
Thames Water build over agreement:
We set up Build Over Agreements. This involves sending drawings that show existing and proposed drainage to your local water authority confirming the drainage proposal are to go in relation to the new proposed designs and foundations. Once the designs have been confirmed by the local water authority, we set up the Agreement. Building Control need this information for project sign off.
Party Wall Act / Surveyor
As my client fell within the Party Wall Act, they needed to address this. They did this by speaking with their neighbours and agreed that my client could proceed with the building works without the need of employing a Party Wall Surveyor.
Providing continued advice and support:
Gave support in finding the perfect reliable builder.
Made sure all the right questions were asked before work started so all parties knew what to expect from the outset. This is done by using our unique “Builders Questionnaire” Pre-construction phase plan.
Made sure all those awkward conversations with the builder were answered before the work started.
We put in place fair and transparent work schedules and payment plans, ensuring no large upfront deposits and payments are made for works not completed.
We carried out weekly site visits whilst the work was being carried out to make sure the works and payments stayed on track.
Stayed working with the client right up until their build is fully completed.
Building Works Completed:
Building works completed on time and on budget.
“All work was undertaken to a high professional standard and any issues arising were dealt with in a similar manner.
Extremely professional, reliable, and friendly service with help all the way through.”