Cabinet

Design

LACD has experience with full Design & Build schemes ensuring the responsibility of bringing together the design team, interpreting your requirements and ensuring they are achieved, obtaining all necessary consents & managing the construction work on your behalf, which is all part of the extensive customer care package offered by LACD

Here is, you can find some information about the design stages.

Design Stage

01

SITE SURVEY

Once appointed, It is conducted a site survey at your property. From this, a set of existing plans will be drawn which will form the basis of all architectural, and interior design drawings. 

02

PROJECT BRIEFING

The meeting is to discuss your project brief, any planning requirements, specific design requirements, budget, etc. Any key architectural/interior design features are also discussed at this meeting. 

03

PLANNING MEETING

This meeting presents 2-3 planning options and advice on all planning matters and the required party wall.  It is agreed on the preferred option for planning submission, and discuss the development of the design moving forward. 

04

MOOD BOARDS

This meeting presents design options to you and design ideas and prices for any key features. It is agreed on the preferred architectural option and layouts, and interior mood boards, and discuss the development of the design moving forward. 

05

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

If required, All engineering drawings are produced by Structural Engineer including calculations for planning, and party wall surveyors.

06

DESIGN SIGN OFF

During this meeting, the preferred design option is developed. The objective of this meeting is to finalize the architectural, and structural design, as well as the project brief and the budget. Initial interior design concepts will also be presented in this meeting, including ideas for finishes, kitchen, etc. 

07

INTERIOR DESIGN

The objective of this meeting is to finalize as much of the interior design as possible including select Finishes, Fixtures, and Fittings. (bearing in mind that some decisions are made on-site during the design + construction process).

08

FINAL DESIGN

It covers the final design layout and an itemized costing document for approval. 

09

PLANNING APPLICATION

Once the planning application has been submitted, it can take between 10 - 12 weeks (depending on the nature of the design) until a decision by the council has been reached. 

Planning submissions & approval

01

PLANNING APPLICATION

Application for planning permission on your behalf to gain local council approval. The application is made with a set of planning drawings if required a Design + Access Statement and a completed planning application and fees. 

02

PARTY WALL AGREEMENT

Should a Party Wall Agreement be required, a surveyor is supplied with the final design, who will manage this process, and obtain a Party Wall Agreement on your half. 

03

THAMES WHATER / UTILITIES

If your proposal involves building over or near public sewers, or there are new connections, the agreement of Thames Water Utilities Ltd. must be sought. Where a formal agreement or a CCTV Survey are requested, a fee is payable. 

04

BUILDING CONTROL

Before starting work on-site, the final design is submitted to the Building Control Department of the local council. This is required as per British Building Standards. A Building Control Officer is appointed for the project to make regular visits to the site to ensure that all construction stages meet building regulations. 

05

APPLICATION PROCESS

Once the planning application has been submitted, it can take between 10 - 12 weeks (depending on the nature of the design) until a decision by the council has been reached.