Owens Galliver

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E: oga@owensgalliver.co.uk

Work for Private Clients

Our work for private clients covers a very broad spectrum, from modest alterations to major re-modelling, from extensions of all sizes, to new houses. Often we are working on listed buildings or converting barns, and we frequently advise householders on the potential for new houses within their gardens.

In all cases we aim to give considered and realistic advice, to support the Client throughout the process, and of course to use our knowledge, and our core abilities, imagination and design flair, so that the end result exceeds expectations. We aim to combine excitement and attractiveness with efficiency and practicality, so that the resulting building is both effective and desirable.

We prefer to visit a potential new Client and their property, without obligation, as only then can we make a proper fee proposal. We discuss the whole process needed to achieve a finished project, the possibilities and challenges, and give some off the cuff ideas as well. We follow this up with a written Fee proposal for consideration.

Once appointed, typically we would:
  • Prepare a dimensional survey and some diagrammatic options to examine the brief, often illustrated with 3D sketches
  • Develop a design based on a preferred approach
  • Prepare an Application and submit for Planning Approval, carry out negotiations, and follow it through to a decision.
  • Prepare construction drawings and submit for and obtain Building Regulations Approval
We are often appointed to go further:
  • Prepare Tender information, and seek Tenders from builders
  • Administer the contract with the builder, and inspect the work, and certify payments.

Fees are always tailored to the particular scheme and requirements of the Client and are consistently competitive compared to Fee Scales published by the RIBA. Even so, we strive to be flexible when the unexpected happens.