Daunted by the complexity or perhaps never undertaken a building project before ?
CJC has a wealth of practical experience taking diligent care of buildings and helping people with their building projects from concept to completion. Work on historic structures is challenging often requiring multidisciplinary teams which CJC can lead. CJC will support and guide you through the maze so that your ideas can be converted into built form with minimal impact upon your historic fabric providing reassurance and confidence to all concerned that your project is appropriately resourced.
A typical project involves the following sequence:
- Initial investigations such as measuring your building, looking at its condition, getting specialist reports
- Define your requirements and develop some intial ideas with sketches
- Review design options, assess impacts and estimate cost (this process may be repeated as required to reach the agreed final design)
- Submit a pre-application and discuss the scheme with the relevant people
- Make application for grant
- Submit application for planning permission, listed building consent etc.
- Develop the technical design with input from others such as structural engineers, energy assessors
- Submit building regulations application
- Comply with any conditions imposed through planning and building regulations
- Prepare documentation to enable quotations or tenders to be obtained and any grant procurement condititions are satisfied
- Review contractor response and prepare contract documents for signature
- During the construction phase: undertake periodic site visits, issue instructions to the contractor, prepare valuations and issue payment certificates, assess claims for cost and extensions of time, hold regular review meetings
- Completion and handover of the health and safety file
- Depending on the type of building contract, there may be a period following occupation where the contractor can reutrn to site to make good any defects before the final payment is handed over