Roger E Stephens Architectural Services
Roger E Stephens Architectural Services

Current Projects Diary:

Here's what we have been working on recently and currently, including projects in various stages of construction or 'pending', with progress updated regularly.

Proposed Exterior Renovation of a pair of post-war Airey PRC system semi-detached houses ... Haverfordwest

Following careful initial consultation with our Clients, we created a set of Survey Drawings to record existing conditions and Planning Drawings to demonstrate the proposals.

The existing exterior concrete cladding, together with its supporting steelwork, must be completely removed from these properties, with bolstered foundations and new brick-faced, insulated cavity walling built up to current Building Regulations standards. The inevitable extensive reconstruction processes involved on this type of project triggered the need for a Bat Scoping Survey to be conducted on both houses, which fortunately exposed no evidence of any bat activity. A report letter from the Project Ecologist was included with a Planning Application for each house.

With Planning Permission in place, a Building Notice Application has been submitted for each house.

A specialist contractor is now progressing the work on one of the houses and will start work on the other house in January 2018.

Proposed Garden / Day Room (to replace a covered swimming pool) ... Near Rosemarket

Following a free initial consultation with our Clients, we were instructed to proceed with resolving a scheme for seeking planning Permission.

The Survey Stage completed, Survey Drawings created, Planning Drawings completed and Planning Application submitted, Permission was received, at least three weeks early!

We have 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.

We've received fee quotations from two Structural Engineers and we shall appoint a Project Engineer shortly, prior to submission of a Building Notice Application.

We've also issued copies of our drawings for pricing to three builders, who have visited the site to discuss the job fully with our Clients. Our Clients will be in charge of project management.

Our Clients are talking to us about another improvement concept at their property, but that's another story (see below)!

Proposed detached Double Garage ... Near Rosemarket

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 have determined that a bespoke design will prove more appropriate, given current site layout restrictions.

Following further discussions on seeking the most efficient layout, we accurately set out the floor plan and outlined the elevational views for our Clients to comment. We have now agreed a satisfactory scheme and are progressing the preparation of formal drawings for planning submission.

We have requested guidance and fee quotations from structural engineers, though we have not yet supplied full details.

Proposed Kitchen Extension ... Camrose

Having already taken exterior photographs on a second consultative visit, we shall arrange to carry out a fairly selective Measured Survey after the Christmas and New Year Holiday, with the aid of historic plans.

We've agreed that we should ask an Ecologist to book an initial Scoping Survey at an early stage, hopefully to dispell any fears of a Full bat Survey being necessary.

New Enquiries

An enquiry concerning a small plot of land at Goodwick has not developed as yet, but the potential Client may need more time to consider their requirements.

 

We have provided our fee estimate for the conversion of some outbuildings near Haverfordwest, following a free initial consultation on site.

Last updated:  13th December 2017

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