Following a free initial consultation with our Clients, we were instructed to proceed with resolving a scheme for seeking planning Permission.
Planning Permission was received from Pembrokeshire County Council at least three weeks early!
We appointed an Energy Performance Assessor for this project and his SAP Report has been received indicating that no mitigating works need to be carried out on the existing house. The report will be submitted to Building Control.
Our regular Structural Engineer has supplied structural design information and we've drawn a Structural Ridge Detail to clarify the steel connection and the roof insulation specified.
We've also issued copies of our drawings for pricing to four builders, who have visited the site to discuss the job fully with our Clients. Our Clients will be in charge of project management.
A Building Notice Application will be submitted to PCC Building Control, combined with the Garage project, as soon as our Client feels ready and has appointed a builder.
We are also dealing with another project for our Clients at their property, but that's another story (see below)!
A second project for our Clients near Rosemarket.
Firstly, we carried out a feasibility study to determine whether a detached double garage might work satisfactorily in the chosen location. We have also conducted further surveying to enable us to create a new Existing Site Plan.
Our Clients initially showed an interest in buying a set of fully detailed plans from an online company that specialises in detached garage designs. However, our discussions determined that a bespoke design will prove more appropriate, given current site layout restrictions.
Following further discussions on the most efficient layout, we agreed a satisfactory scheme, completed formal drawings and submitted a Planning Application, which was approved surprisingly early - just two days after the end of the consultation period!
We engaged in preliminary advisory discussions with Building Control and we've instructed our Structural Engineer to produce structural calculations, prior to the submission of a Building Notice Application shortly.
Having taken exterior photographs on a second consultative visit, we conducted a selective Measured Survey, aided by historic plans.
We appointed an Ecologist to conduct a Bat Scoping Survey at an early stage and she has confirmed that a Full Bat Survey will NOT be necessary for this project, as the building is 'tight' and does not present any access opportunities.
Survey Drawings completed, outline proposal sketches discussed with our Clients and proposal drawings completed, we have now submitted a Planning Application that has been validated after a misunderstanding by the Planning Officer.
To understand the planning history of the property and the neighbouring properties, we've obtained copies of respective plans from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
Having made a photography visit, we took advantage of a couple of fine February days to carry out a Measured Survey, including critical levels around the cottage.
We now know that the external concrete paths are significantly higher than the inside ground floor level, partially explaining severe damp problems.
We arranged for a test pit to be dug to assess the foundations to an existing rear single storey extension. Although our Structural Engineer was booked to conduct an inspection, we decided to cancel his site visit as matters have moved forward.
Our Survey Drawings are complete and we're engaged in sketching and discussing design concept ideas with our Clients towards outlining formal proposal drawings.
We're also seeking advice from our regular Ecologist to explore the likelihood of a bat survey being necessary, but we've concluded that a Scoping Survey should be undertaken as soon as possible.
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