Briefing

Initially we will meet you to take your brief. We can also help you to develop the brief to ensure that all your requirements are included. 

Feasibility and Sketch Schemes

We look at the site and/or building and develop a few suggestions on how we might achieve your requirements. At this stage we may find that there are various ways this can be done and each can be explained, discussed and evaluated before moving on.

Planning Permission

Once a scheme has been agreed on we can submit a planning application to the Local Authority for approval. We are able to advise on the planning process and act as the Agent for the application. We are also able to assist with any other consents required, e.g. Party Walls, Landlord’s Consent, Health & Safety, etc.

Building Regulations

Usually commenced once planning permission has been granted, a building regulations approval is required to cover the technical aspects of the building. Again, we are able to advise on how to satisfy the regulations and act as the Agent for the application.

 

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Please note that the above is a brief overview of the work we carry out on each project but will be more than happy to discuss these in detail.

Specification

We undertake to produce all drawings and specifications necessary to explain the construction works to a contractor to build the project. Collating this information before works starts ensures that nasty surprises are kept to the absolute minimum.

Tendering

Depending on the size of the project, we can either organise a tender to enable a number of contractors to competitively price the works or negotiate the works direct with a chosen contractor. We can advise on the best way forward and the benefits.

Construction Work

Sampson Associates can act as the Contract Administrator during the construction work. In this role we act as an impartial intermediary between Client and Contractor to ensure that the works go as planned and to budget. Regular site visits are undertaken to look at the works in progress.

Cost Control

We are able to advise on costs at all stages of the project, from initial budgets through to the contractor’s final account.