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SERVICES

We work closely with our clients to ensure good communication and an understanding of the individual needs of each project.

 

Whether your budget is large or small we work together to create a space which fulfills your expectations.

 

We aspire to deliver creative spaces. Providing innovative, dynamic 

architectural design, whilst being inspirational.

Colour is a paid for addition.

Services

Most property owners are likely only to extend their homes once in a lifetime. We want that experience to be as smooth and as problem free for you as possible. We will utilise our many years of experience to help you get the house that you want, without the hassle and expense of relocation.

Architecture

We believe that design excellence is an essential ingredient in any home extension or new-build project. DCG Architecture offer an excellent design service tailored to your taste and functionality. We offer Planning Services, Building Regulations Services, measured surveys and project management. 

We are pleased to offer a free, no obligation, site visit to your home or project location to discuss your requirements.  Please feel free to telephone our offices on 01883 344481 to arrange an appointment. 

Planning Stage

The first step to undertake when deciding on alterations or extensions to your home is to see whether Planning Approval is required for your project.  We can advise on this requirement once we have a full understanding of what you would like to achieve. Depending on the scope of a project. a Permitted Development Application can be submitted, in other cases a Householder Planning Application will be submitted.  We have submitted and received approval on many different types of projects ranging from commercial developments, housing developments of all sizes, advertisement applications and many more, therefore we are equipped to advise on the right path for your project. 

We have submitted a large number of Planning Applications of all varieties to many different Local Authorities including the London Borough of Lewisham, the London Borough of Barking &  Dagenham, the London Borough of Southwark, Croydon Council,  Merton Council, Tandridge District Council, the London Borough of Camden, Reigate & Banstead District Council, Hackney Council, Enfield Council, London Legacy Development Corporation, Haringey Council and Surrey County Council. 

Typical Planning Drawing Package

Building Regulations

Once planning permission has been obtained or has been determined as not a requirement, the next step would be to obtain Building Control approval.  This stage is a vital element to the success of your project in many ways, namely: 

  • Building Control will sign off that your project complies with UK Construction Law based on the detailed drawings and written specification for your build. 

  • A Contractor will require detailed drawings in order to accurately price your build. 

  • The Building Regulations drawings will provide a basis for materials/construction methods/specification for your building contractor to work from. This helps in maintaining the quality of the build.  Otherwise contractors may use low-end materials to save on build cost profit margins. 

  • The detailed drawings also provide a basis to use during and for further development under Project Management Services. After approval from Building Control has been received, the responsibility of the project will either fall to you or to an appointed Project Manager. We do offer full Project Management Services and should you wish to find out more information on this aspect of a project please contact us to arrange a free of charge, no obligation meeting to discuss  the benefits of this service. 

  • Specialist trades require a set of construction drawings to work from during the build.