Planning and Development by Lawrence Vacher LLP Chartered Surveyors Harrow

Plans and Specifications

We provide a building design and specification service to commercial, residential and public sector clients covering new build, extensions, alterations, conversion and refurbishment of existing buildings and the redevelopment of underutilised or redundant buildings and land.

Our services include an initial assessment of the clients requirements and advice on the feasibility of the project, preparation of outline plans for consideration and agreement, preparation of detailed plans and submissions for planning and building regulation approval. The drawings can be supported by a detailed specification to fully describe the project and provide a basis for tendering by contractors.

Where the project requires, we work closely with other consultants – architects, structural engineers, services engineers – to fully integrate the design to meet the client’s aspirations and budget.

Our building design service can be undertaken as a standalone commission, but is often combined with contract administration to provide the client with a comprehensive service from inception to completion of building works.

Residential Extensions

For clients wishing to alter or extend their home, we can prepare plans and deal with planning and building regulation applications to the Council.

After an initial discussion and measurement, we prepare outline plans for your consideration. Once the scheme is agreed with you, we develop the plans with the information needed for the planning application and the construction details required to show compliance with the building regulations and submit the applications on your behalf. We monitor the progress of the applications and report to you.

Plans can be prepared for extensions, alterations and loft conversions and for the conversion of houses into flats. We can advise on the effect of Council planning policies and guide you towards the most appropriate solution to your requirements.

Where necessary, our service will include the structural design of beams and other elements, thus avoiding the need to appoint a separate engineer.

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