A high-quality set of technical plans showing only the relevant information for building control and builders can save time and money throughout a project.
We work with structural engineers to provide feasible and cost-effective solutions that blend in seamlessly with the character of the building. This is achieved with good onsite knowledge and experience and relationships formed over the years with many good builders and building control.
Most projects require building regulations approval and this is a separate approval from obtaining planning permission. The building regulations are a set of standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health of people, including those with disabilities while in or around those buildings and to conserve fuel and power. The building regulations are made under the Building Act 1984 and are regularly changed and updated.
Using our knowledge and years of experience in this area, we can submit an application for your building works to either the local authority or an independent inspecting company (approved inspector) who checks compliance of technical plans and carries out onsite inspections to ensure the project meets the requirements.
We ensure the process is straightforward and deal with any issues that arise on site in a timely manner. Our drawings are clear to reduce queries and make builder’s estimates more accurate from the start.
Before the start of this project, we had some concerns around the property collapsing into the basement when we were digging it out so the planning element of this project was of paramount importance to us. Neil is always quick to come up with creative solutions when challenges are flagged and his detailed drawings made the delivery of the project very efficient.
The architectural services on this job included everything from start to finish and were delivered with great professionalism throughout. It’s great to work with a professional who support us every step of the way and communicate their actions clearly. If they tell us it’s done, it’s done and it’s done well.
This was a tricky project because there were some issues with the levelling of the property. These were overcome thanks to Neil’s team and all the experience they brought to our project. New World Architectural has great initiative and get on with the job to make life much easier for us.
This was the first project I had tackled with such a firm focus on energy efficiency and the build was required to meet a number of criteria levels as instructed by Building Control. New World Architectural took over responsibility of this, carried out detailed research of this and ensured the requirements were set out to us very clearly. The plans were well executed and the residents are very proud of the results.
The project exceeded and went way beyond all of my expectations. We put some very ambitious plans in place and the end result is 100% what we wanted to achieve. I couldn’t recommend Neil highly enough. He approached the project with the same care and attention as if it were his own property with great passion and enthusiasm to deliver the results.
We did have quite a few ideas and photos of what we wanted for a separate studio in our garden and Neil Cook managed skilfully to translate them into drawings and detailed plans. His local knowledge of planning regulations and what we would be allowed to build was invaluable and saved so much time in having the plans approved. They sailed through without objection.
This was my first major building development project for my own home. Neil is one of the most experienced building engineers I have worked with and because of the details in his technical drawings, it ran seamlessly. He was helpful throughout the process and much more engaged during the delivery than other architects I have worked with.
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