We are pleased to be able to carry out any of the following service for you:
Surveys ~We can undertake a detailed condition survey of your building, providing a written report and drawings – including estimates for any repairs or maintenance identified.
Specifications and Design ~ We can undertake a measured survey of your building to produce a specification of work for contractors and to enable both concept and detailed design drawings to be produced, compliant with current building regulations, for planning applications, including listed building consent; grant applications or Faculty applications.
Repairs, Maintenance and Extensions ~ We can provide architectural services to assist you with repairs; building extensions or internal changes to your building, such as new lighting schemes, heating systems, new kitchens or toilets. Our services range from preparing detailed plans, up to obtaining tenders from contractors and can also include managing the works on site.
Quinquennial Inspection Reports ~ Within the Church of England every Church building must be inspected by an architect or chartered building surveyor approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) every five years. This regular system of review is designed to ensure that church buildings are kept in good repair.
The quinquennial report is one of the key documents which assists the Parochial Church Council (PCC) in the care and repair of a church building, for which it is legally responsible. It gives a snapshot of the repair needs of the building, and lists the repairs required according to their priority – we always try to identify the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
It is also read by the DAC, the Archdeacon and by any grant-awarding bodies which the PCC approaches.
“The PCC was really impressed with the clarity of your report and the links to the excellent photographs.”
Planning and Listed Building Consent Applications ~ We can provide assistance with all types of planning application, which generally includes liaison with the Planning Authority; the provision of drawings to support your application; submit your online application; liaison with any statutory consultant organisations and resolve any queries highlighted during the planning process.
Grant Application Assistance ~ For further information click on the link.
CDM Principal Designer Service ~ For information on click on the link.