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LONDON

133 Creek Road, SE8 3BU
+44 (0) 2037937756 - +44 (0) 7449745698
contact@bd-phase-zero.co.uk

 

BARCELONA

Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 56, 08012 
+34 (0) 681603899
interiors@bd-phase-zero.co.uk

 

FAQ

Helpful Information

DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?

Our company has liability insurance of up to £1,000,000.

DO I HAVE TO HIRE OTHER PROFESSIONALS?

Yes, you`ll need a Structural Engineer and a Contractor. In most cases a Party Wall Surveyor will be required as well. There might be other professionals required to provide technical report/assessments.

WILL YOU LIAISE WITH OTHER CONSULTANT?

If we are hired as Contract Administrator, we do coordinate all the consultant involved.

CAN I DESIGN MY HOME?

Of course, there are no legal requirements to hire professionals. We can help you on limited tasks you don`t feel to perform yourself.

CAN YOU CONNECT ME WITH ALL THE REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL?

Sure, our contacts are public and we only include companies with who we have worked before.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

It depends from the scope and location of your project, you can find guidelines navigating our website, and if you are unsure you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES TO GET PLANNING APPROVAL?

Typically 8 weeks, might be more for complex projects.

WILL YOU GUARANTEE PLANNING APPROVAL?

Nope, no one can guarantee if planning will be approved, but we would identify the risk factors (if any) and advise you on the best route to achieve approval.

WHAT ARE BUILDING REGULATION?

Rules that assure buildings meet the minimum requirements for living and safety.

DO I HAVE TO APPLY TO BUILDING CONTROL?

Most probably yes, either for the Notice only application or a full planning application.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT TO BUILDING CONTROL?

Structural Engineer`s drawing and calculations. Technical drawings showing compliance with Building Regulation.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET BUILDING CONTROL APPROVAL?

Up to 5 weeks.

WHAT`S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUILDING REGULATION DRAWINGS, STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS AND PLANNING DRAWINGS?

Building Regulation drawings are technical detailed drawings that demonstrate compliance with building regulation. Structural drawings show how your project stands. Planning drawings show the aesthetic of your proposal.

AT WHAT STAGE I NEED TO HIRE A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER AND A PARTY WALL SURVEYOR?

Once planning is approved is the best moment.

AT WHAT STAGE I NEED TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR?

Once all the relevant technical and structural drawings are ready, otherwise they wouldn`t be able to price the job for you

I ALREADY CHOSE MY INTERIOR DESIGNER/STRUCTURAL ENGINEER/CONTRACTOR, WILL THAT CAUSE PROBLEM?

Not at all, we are open to collaborate with your preferred professionals.