Why would I need a Chartered Architect? My builder/friend/neighbour tells me I don’t need planning or building regs for this…

Is it worth using an architect? A well designed addition to your house will improve its value, and represent investment. You don’t have to use an architect to design your building: anyone can prepare drawings, make planning applications or put together a Building Regulations package. A Chartered Architecture practice will ensure that your design is compliant with constantly-changing legal requirements: investing time and care early in the design process can give better value and save money on your construction project. When looking for an architect, make sure they will be taking you through all the stages you will need. If […]

Recent changes that may affect you:

The building industry grows more complicated every year, with regulations getting more stringent, planning taking longer and becoming more complex with requirements for Biodiversity Net Gain for even small sites, and new legal requirements for clients to appoint a Principal Designer for even small domestic projects under both the new Building Safety Act 2023 (BSA 2023) and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015). The whole process can be extremely confusing for homeowners wanting to extend or improve their property. This is why DC&B Ltd offer a fixed-fee service to private domestic clients. You can be assured that all […]