If you are looking for land on which to build a house or a house on which you can make your mark, ALP Architects can help.
For previous clients we have carried out property searches and are able to use our knowledge of planning policies in order to identify properties which have development potential.
If, however, you have found a house which you like but doesn't quite fit the bill we can look at the property with you and provide advice as to whether it would be possible to alter or extend the property so that it satisfies your needs.
Our services include visiting the property either with you, or on your behalf, looking at relevant national and local planning policies to determine the potential for development, consulting, if necessary, with the local planning authority and giving an idea of potential cost of the proposed work to help you budget.
We have vast experience of working with clients who wish to alter their homes and we have worked extensively on listed buildings and properties in sensitive locations. We'll visit you at the property to discuss what you would like to to achieve. We'll then prepare sketches and agree a scheme with you, which is then developed and a planning application prepared. We provide a complete service and are able to commission the required reports, which may include, Ecology, Arboricultural, Flood Risk and Heritage Statements, and prepare the Design and Access Statement, complete the application and submit.
Once the application is submitted we will liaise with the local planning authority to ensure that the passage of the application is a smooth as possible, responding to any queries and providing any further information. Then, once permission is granted we can then prepare working drawings which are required for construction, go out to tender, help in the selection of a contractor and then supervise the work, managing the project and authorising payment.
This is a brief outline of the services we are able to offer and it is up to you to decide whether we see the process through from start to finish or just provide selected services for you.
Our portfolio of individual country houses is impressive. If you want to build your dream home from scratch we would be delighted to share the expertise we have gained over the years.
We can transform your ideas into reality - negotiating the complex planning rules and regulations, helping you to select a builder and supervising and/or project managing the work on site.
As always we are in your hands and will provide the service to suit you.
We have worked with many developer clients and have designed successful (and in some cases award winning) developments in many locations including more locally in Cirencester, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Lechlade, and slightly more further afield in Bath, Worcester, Marlborough, Oxford, Bristol and London.
We are able to respond quickly to requests for feasibility studies and are able to take the project through to completion.