Martin Birkett

T: 01892 543725

E: martinbirkett@blueyonder.co.uk


My procedure


1. Visit property to discuss the project/obtain initial understanding of your proposals and lifestyle at that stage and what this may be in the future.

2. Forward letter to you outlining the scope of the project, the stages involved and fees relating to these.

3. Carry out measured survey of the property and prepare 'as existing' scale drawings.

4. Prepare 'sketch design' drawings showing proposals for discussion.

5. Adjust initial proposals as appropriate and draw up planning application drawings. Submit planning application on your behalf.

6. Following planning approval, prepare detailed 'working drawings' and specification notes.
Discuss all details with you.

7. Submit Building Regulations application on your behalf and tender documents to Contractors for pricing. Liaise with contractors as necessary.

8. Report on tenders received and discuss situation with you. Discuss with lowest tenderer ways of adjusting the project to arrive at a 'contract sum' that falls within your budget if tenders are too high.

9. Call a briefing meeting with chosen tenderer and agree all details of the contract and how they will proceed on site.

10. Issue 'contract documents' for signature.

11. Discuss the project with the contractor to ensure they understand the details. Answer day to day queries.

12. Make periodic visits to site during the course of the contract and discuss progress with contractor. Agree any changes with you.

13. Make snagging list of any defects to be made good before your using the building.

Martin Birkett   Chartered Architect

Member of The RIBA South East Region Conservation Group since 1992

40 Queens Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9JU

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