Ian McIntyre is regulated by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
Membership No M023142
How it works
As a Chartered Architectural Technologist I am able to provide you with professional advice on how to proceed. The following stages show a typical process for an extension or alterations to a residential property. (Click on the following for details of each stage)
This meeting is free and because each project is unique would take as much or as little time as is needed. We would discuss your requirements and the possible design options, limitations, budget constraints and timescales.
After our meeting you would receive a detailed no-obligation written fee proposal for your consideration. If you agree we would move to the next stage.
A detailed survey would be carried out at a mutually convenient date & time, following which a concept drawing would be created showing the proposed design.
Subsequent meetings/discussions would allow me to obtain feedback, which would then be used to develop the design to ensure it is to your satisfaction and falls within your budget.
Once the concept design is to your satisfaction I would prepare and submit a Planning Application to your Local Authority on your behalf.
Your Local Authority will assess the proposal’s impact on an area and surrounding properties and determine if Planning Permission can be granted.
Acting as your agent I would liaise with your Local Authority throughout the process and keep you informed of progress at all times.
After you have received your Planning Permission I would prepare and submit a Building Warrant application on your behalf. Drawings and Design Certification from a Structural Engineer would also be included as part this application and your Local Authority would assess the application to ensure it complies with the current Building Regulations.
As with the Planning Permission application I would act as your agent and liaise with your Local Authority at this stage.
In Scotland, when you have received your Planning Permission and Building Warrant you can legally begin work on site.
It may be that you already have a contractor in mind and are confident at managing the project yourself. This is okay but for peace of mind I can help by preparing a professional and detailed tender package and inviting contractors to price for the work.
Once each contractor has returned their price I would assist you in selecting and appointing a contractor using a Minor Works Contract.
As a Chartered Architectural Technologist, I am also qualified to perform the role of Contract Administrator and manage the work on-site on your behalf.
This would involve me liaising with your contractor on a regular basis to answer any questions he or she may have and carrying out weekly site inspections (followed by a written report).
I would also carry out valuations of the work at regular intervals, issue formal instructions to the contractor when necessary and carefully monitor and record costs at all times. When your contractor has finished building your extension I would liaise with the contractor and your Local Authority to ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is completed and leave you to enjoy your new extension. I would, however, only be a phone call away if you had any questions.