Loft Conversion – Feasibility Meeting

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What Is a Feasibility Meeting?

Our designers will visit your home and discuss what you want to achieve with your space and possible ways for you to create your vision. As we build some of our projects for Customers, we also understand the practical aspects.

With our 24 + years of experience of construction design, you can be reassured that you will receive expert, unbiased advice.

Whether you want to re-design the layout of your home, add an extension or convert your loft, we will suggest ideas to help you create the perfect space for you and your family.

Our experts will discuss any Planning matters that we think may impact your design and which ideas are more likely to achieve Planning Approval.

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Our “Planning Guarantee”

We have been applying for Planning permission for our Clients for over 24yrs +

We are confident that if you follow our advice we will be successful obtaining you Planning Permission for your Loft Conversion (if required)

If not, we will refund your Planning Fee!* 

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Why Do I Need A Feasibility Meeting If I Know What I Want to Do?

It’s great news that you know what you want.

We are confident that you will benefit enormously  – how? by knowing that your goals are achievable, both in terms of planning and cost.

We will be truthful and highlight potential pitfalls that you may not be aware of, that may also impact on your budget.

You are probably only going to do this once in your lifetime – we want you to get what you want!

But the meeting goes further than that.  We will also explain how the process works, what to expect, how long it will take and answer any questions that you have.

If you still want to go ahead without a feasibility, that’s ok, but we will still need to come out to your home to carry out an initial survey, so that we can see what you are looking to do so we can give you an accurate price.

 What Happens After The Feasibility Meeting?

We will write to you to confirm what we have discussed, confirming your brief, the solution, budget costs and timescales.

We also provide you with a “fee proposal” which will confirm how much we will charge for taking your ideas forward to obtain Planning Approval and Building Regulations approval.

Can You Tell Me How Much My Project Is Going To Cost Me?

We will discuss your budget and what you want to achieve in your home. We will be honest with you and talk in “ball park” figures.

Only when you have the detailed drawings, so we know exactly what the scope of your project is, can we give you a more accurate price.

Why Do Other People Come Out  For Free?

We have no idea. They clearly do not value the advice that they are giving.

What’s Different About Your Advice?

Because we believe that the advice that we give you is valuable and could save you abortive fees in the long run.

We want your project to be successful.

Talking through your ideas at this early stage will help you understand what you can achieve within your budget.

Even in the initial stages of your design, we are already thinking about;

  • how your home is going to work structurally (i.e identifying where the load bearing walls are / how the roof . This will impact your design and ultimately how much it will cost you
  • Are there likely to be any Planning issues that might prevent you from obtaining planning permission? (if applicable)
  • The Party Wall Act – Does this apply?

As well as other issues that are critical to the feasibility of your project.

We will open your eyes before you jump in and commit your time and money to your project. Giving you an understanding of what you are going to be doing, before you commit to it emotionally and financially.

We are helping you make your decisions objectively.

Our designs are well thought out – architectural designers and structural engineers working together in-house.

Is this Going to Cost Me Anything?

Because we think that it is so important to set up your project correctly from the outset, we do charge a small fee, but this is refunded in full if you instruct us to take your project through to detailed design (T&C’s apply*)

Sounds Great, How Do I Proceed?

Once we have received the deposit payment, we will be in touch to arrange a mutually convenient time for the meeting and get your project moving!

We only have a limited number of feasibility appointments every month – be quick and book your appointment today!

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*Planning Guarantee – Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to withdraw our Planning Guarantee if you amend the design beyond what we believe is reasonable (i.e to what we advise won’t achieve Planning permission). Sometimes, your Planning application won’t be approved first time. We reserve the right to either submit an amended application or take your application to appeal. You will not be charged any extra for this. If your appeal is lost, we will refund all your Planning Fees AND our Design Fees in full. All communication with the Planners must come through Michael Aubrey, acting as your agent.

Feasibility Fees – Terms & Conditions.  We do ask for a payment to secure the site visit. However, this is reimbursed IN FULL if we are instructed to take your project through to the Creative Design and Technical Design Stages.

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