Design Services from Shorttle Associates -
Chartered Building Surveyors

STATUTORY APPROVALS

Whenever you wish to substantially alter, adapt or extend your property, you will probably need to take obtain planning or building controls approval.

PLANNING SERVICES

We can offer pre application advice and assist you in preparing your outline proposals and submission.

For full planning applications, buildings within a conservation area and for listed building consent we can act as your agent by preparing detailed plans and elevations and submit your application to the local authority on your behalf.

BUILDING CONTROL

The Building Regulations establish minimum standards required for a wide range of building work, including most new build work, extensions, alterations and loft conversions.

If you are considering carrying out controlled work, we are able to offer initial advice on the likely implications of the Building Regulations and prepare detailed drawings to accompany your application for Building Regulations approval.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS

We can prepare drawings for Fire Precautions purposes and in addition, provide an inspection & monitoring service for any work that is carried out. We can also undertake any fire risk assessments that may be required

FEASIBILITY

We discuss your requirements and budget, take basic measurements and produce sketches (freehand or small scale) with alternative designs for your selection.

DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION

We offer a full design service for building projects, including new build works, extensions, alterations and refurbishment projects. In addition to preparing full design drawings, we can provide materials and workmanship specifications, to help ensure works comply with current legislation and British Standards etc.

In order to obtain competitive tenders for building works, it is important to ensure that the information used for tendering is both comprehensive and accurate. We can prepare your contract documents and include contract preliminaries, detailed drawings and specifications.