DESIGN AND BUILD

At EUROPA we offer two packages for our services a Design and Build full service where our Architect and design team will take care of every aspect of you project form the floor plans, submitting your plans to local authority, structural engineer’s drawings and calculations to building control application and the construction of your project all the way to finishing product that will meet your requirements and expectations. Or a Construction alone package for those how have architect plans and engineer’s calculations, we will be happy to collaborated with your team and undertake the construction of your project all the way to completion.

Here at EUROPA, we pride ourselves on managing every step of the design and build production process.

DESIGN STAGE AND PLANNING

At EUROPA Design and Build we have an expert design team who will be able to take care of everything up to final planning approved drawings. Whatever your scope, design ideas or complexity of build we can handle it.

Site Survey

Our initial site visit is extremely flexible, we are always available to visit at a time that suits you. At this stage our RIBA qualified architect will come to measure up the property and get an initial brief from yourself on what you want to achieve.

Design

Our design team will start preparing your initial first draft designs, including existing and proposed floor plans and elevations. This can take up to 7 working days. At this stage you can make as many alterations and amendments to the designs until you are happy with everything. We can also provide 3D visual renderings for you to get a better idea of what the finished product will look like.

Planning Application

We will prepare and submit your application for planning permission/ permitted development and deal with the council throughout the 8 week decision process.

Structural

Once we have received permission from the council we will start to prepare the structural drawings and building regulation drawings (construction plans). These are important as you will not be able to start your build stage without these drawings and calculations.

Interior Design

We can offer an interior design service with varying levels of service depending on how involved you would like us to get.

THE PRE-BUILD STAGE

Once we have the final design and structural information our construction team will be able to take over and start preparing a detailed quote for the works with everything from the design stage incorporated into our schedule of works.

Quote

One of our estimators will prepare a quote using a schedule of works based on the design criteria you have asked for. Once this is prepared you will be able to comment and negotiate on items in order to achieve your budget.

Party Wall

This is something we advise to get sorted as soon as you receive planning permission. As this has to be carried out by an impartial surveyor all we can do is recommend surveyors we work with regularly. It is worth speaking to your neighbours before you even start the design process to gauge their reaction to the works.

Programme

Once you are happy with the quote we can start preparing a building schedule which will include an overall timeline for the works and key delivery dates for critical items such as the kitchen and glazing.

Contract & Deposit

Before works starts we will prepare an industry recognised contract (either JCT, NEC4 or Federation of Master Builders) which will include particulars to protect yourself the client and us a contractor. Along with the contract we will ask for a 5% deposit in order to secure a start date for the build team.

Building Control

We regularly work with independent building control companies who we are happy to appoint or alternatively you can employ your own. Either way we will work closely with them throughout the project to ensure everything is done correctly and in accordance with building regulations.

THE BUILD

This is the most important stage as all of the planning and decisions made prior get put into reality This is when our dedicated project manager gets involved and will be the one who guides you through the project to completion.

Pre Start Meeting

This is when you will meet our project manager and construction manager who will discuss with you the fine details of the project and go through any questions you may have.

The Build

Throughout the project our management team will regularly inspect the works to ensure the highest quality is maintained. We have our own team of 25 plus directly employed site staff meaning we don’t sub contract our works and can ensure everything is done on time and to the best standard.

Project Management

Our project manager will meet with you on site as regularly as you would like to ensure your peace of mind. Additionally, we will prepare a fortnightly report which covers everything that is going on and any details that have been confirmed (written or verbally).

Completion

Once we have finished the works we will inspect the property with yourself and make sure you are happy with the quality of finish. At this time, we will supply you with the building control completion certificate, testing and commissioning certificates, warranties and manuals.

Handover

After the final payment, Site will be handed over to you.

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