Most projects we undertake will likely involve some sort of statutory approvals from the local authority. This may include the following types of applications:
- planning permission
- advertisement consent
- change of use application
- building warrant approval (including conversion projects)
- listed building consent.
The approvals required from the local council will depend on the building type, the project scale and the proposed works.
As part of our service we will:
- undertake a measured survey at the client’s property in order to accurately produce a package of existing drawings.
- Develop proposal drawings utilising discussions with the client regarding the brief and aspirations as a means to develop the design. Depending on the project needs, ie planning permission or building warrant, the scale of detailed information contained within the proposal drawings will vary.
- Following our client’s approval of the drawings at set key stages we will make the necessary applications to the appropriate local authority
- Continue to liaise with both the local authority and our clients until permission is granted. We have good relationships with many local authorities in Scotland and consider this to be very helpful in developing projects and obtaining permissions that meet the needs and expectations of our clients and their local authorities.
Following approval, we ensure a client has copies of all works undertaken as part of the appointed scope, including existing drawings and ‘stamped’ approved drawings, as well as copies of the approval documents from the Council. If not already appointed to do so, a client can then decide whether to extend our appointment to include additional work to completion of the building or whether to undertake this themselves.