London’s Leading Design and Build Contract Company
Design and Build is a new approach for many residential and commercial projects; incorporating architectural designers, quantity surveyors, party wall engineers, structural engineers and the finest builders.
APT Renovation provides every service; including architectural planning, building regulations and planning permission, structural engineering and the building and managing of your project, which fits your budget and your needs.
Architecture & Design
Many of our clients require a full Design and Build service, incorporating both design and building management so they can have a close relationship with just one main contractor. Our firm will have overall responsibility for the delivery of each project from initial design ideas right through to engineering, building and completion, ensuring that all budgets and timelines are met.
As architectural designers, designers and builders we at APT Renovation know that many home owners find it quite inconvenient to find an engineer and architectural designers, apply for planning permission and then find a reputable builder. A real benefit of our Design & Build service means that we work directly with architectural designers on your behalf so you only have to deal with us.
We are able to manage the entire design and build process. Our service is fully comprehensive, covering everything from your initial design ideas, all the way to the completion of your project.
Hassle-Free Build Process
We combine clearly defined planning with a state of the art design process, enabling us to deliver the best possible concepts to turnkey solutions for our clients. The benefit of our bespoke service means that you can work with a single team of specialists under one roof. These Include:
Design Consultants, Architectural Designers, Structural Engineers and Builders who have over 10 years of experience as a team in modelling, designing and building beautiful homes across London. One of the greatest reasons to choose us is that we save a great deal of valuable time for our clients.
We take care of all aspects of your project, including planning applications, project cost estimation, development of detailed designs, and specification of fine materials and finishes.
STEP ONE: FREE SITE VISIT
Your home is not only the fundamental base of your life, it also represents who you are and how you live – so it needs to be right. The initial step will take place to arrange a free no-obligation site visit at your home to assess your vision, thoughts and budget regarding your project. Throughout the meeting, we will answer all essential questions that you may have before we get started on your project.
We understand that our clients need a fair amount of time to decide on what works for them – especially in the early stages of project design and planning. This is so that each and every possibility is considered, and the pros and cons are weighed out. Our aim is that your remodelled property will not only look exceptional but also be built to last, resulting in an excellent investment for years to come.
We understand that our clients need a fair amount of time especially in the early stages of project design and planning in order to explore every possibility with their property. Our aim is that your remodelled property will not only look exceptional but, also be build to last as an excellent investment.
STEP TWO: THE FEASIBILITY STUDY
Our comprehensive Feasibility Study will show you how much space you can utilise and create, as well as how it will match up with your existing home. It includes:
- Architectural scale drawings – so you can visualise your project in advance
• Itemised material costing – which allows you to see you if material costs fits with your current budget
• Building Planning details of how long your renovation, remodelling, conversion and extension project will take to deliver
• A final rundown of how we will manage the whole process for you from start to finish
At this stage, we prepare two or three concepts for you using our Autocad Design Suite, displaying 2D or 3D design models of your home floor plan to get a rough idea on how to make the most of the available space, whilst also ensuring that you remain in your set budget.
At this stage we prepare two or three concepts for you using our Autocad Design Suite, showing you a 2D or 3D design model of your home floor plan to get a rough idea on how to best use most of the available the space right whilst keeping costs within your set budget.
STEP THREE: THE Architectural Designer
Once you are satisfied with the initial design and basic architectural drawings presented by our architectural designers, we will work on rendering highly detailed architectural drawings of floor plans, which will incorporate all the important information required for material selection as well as building and gaining maximum visual projection of your home space.
This will also include any added features such as bespoke kitchens units, wardrobes and lighting.
We will handle all of the Local Authority approvals including planning applications and building regulations to ensure that your project acquires all the necessary permissions required before we start.
At this stage, we prepare 2-3 concepts of functional arrangement of the AutoCad Designs, showing you how to best use the space in your home. We will discuss these with you in detail, to make sure the one you choose, best fits your needs and budget
This stage we prepare 2-3 concepts of functional arrangement of the AutoCad Designs, showing you how best to use the space in your home. We will discuss these with you in detail, to make sure the one you choose, best fits your needs and budget.
AutoCad CGI Visual Design, Sketches
We only consider your project as completed once you are fully satisfied with the changes. Once we have finalised the Quality Assurance checks process, we then provide you with all the necessary documents and guarantee certificates for future reference. Over the years, we have generated a vast number of well satisfied customers, particularly in the Wandsworth and Fulham areas. Take a look at some of our completed projects overview in the projects section.
Whether your budget is big or small, we strive to create dynamic, exciting and luxury living spaces where you and your family can live, play, work and relax.
Whether your budget is big or small we strive to create exciting and luxury living spaces where you and your family can live, play, work and relax.
STEP FOUR: PROJECT PLANNING
At APT, we make sure that we are in close communication with our clients at all times, so that we keep them up to date every step of the way. Our in-house team of architectural designers, building specialists and interior designers will ensure that you receive frequent updates regarding every procedure taken in your project. You can request a complete written contract that will include a total breakdown of all the elements undertaken before, during and after the whole process.
We are happy to offer full support prior to the start of your project, as well as during the whole implementation stage. Remodelling and renovating the complete home involves enhanced site supervision and project management for your total assurance. We take every step necessary to turn the vision of your future home into reality. Your project work will be carried out by our carefully selected and first-rate building and renovation teams.
We are happy to offer full support during your project duration and the implementation stage.The complete home remodelling and renovation includes enhanced site supervision and project management for your total assurance – We strive to make your ideal home vision become a reality. Your project work will be carried out by our selected building and renovation teams
STEP FIVE: CONSTRUCTION
Every project is different – and whether it is basement conversion, extension, home renovation or loft conversion, you will be kept updated throughout its entirety. You will also be given a building planning schedule which allows you to keep track of key elements of the design and build stage. During the building process, you will be able to adjust your final choices, regarding floor fit outs, window styles, lighting and kitchen units.
Our Building Inspector will visit at regular stages throughout the project, to ensure that the builders are adhering to all the latest building regulations. Once all building works are due to be completed, then the Building Inspector will visit you at your premises and will issue a completion certificate.
Our Building Inspector will visit at regular stages throughout the project, to ensure that the builders are adhering to the latest building regulations. Once all building works are due to be completed, then The Building Inspector will visit you at your premises and will issue a completion certificate.
We provide all third-party professional services that are required for each project; including structural engineers and party wall surveyors. We will consult with clients when specifying materials, including bespoke fitted kitchens, en-suite bathrooms and shower rooms, floor finishes and other products which are most suited to the project – leveraging our expertise, experience and database of specialist contractors and suppliers.
Our bespoke service means we are able to manage your entire project from the design and planning stage right through to completion.
House Extensions, Loft Conversions, Renovations, Basement Conversions, New Home Build, Bespoke Joinery
Our in-house architectural services include the following:
Client design meetings
Sketch designs and feasibility studies
Measured and photographic surveys
Planning and listed building consent applications
Building control applications
3D modelling and CGI renders
Schedules and specifications
Technical detailing and construction drawings
Sustainable design solutions and advice
Historic buildings advice and planning reports
An APT Renovation project manager is always on-site to ensure the day to day quality of the construction works.
Our intuitive full project management service is geared towards site visits, consultations, project estimations and detailed planning of building works to ensure a fixed price on each project. Your project manager will be more than happy to make changes to the construction process for you, so the build process is flexible and runs smoothly.
Health and Safety on site
A Project Manager at APT Renovation ensures the running of a safe site on every project delivery.
Running a safe site is essential to any project.
APT Renovation complies fully with construction, design and management regulations, building in accordance with design considerations and all health and safety policies to uphold safe working procedures and practices with the utmost monitoring and supervision.
Our comprehensive approach to building control delivers a professional, speedy and simple service across all sectors.
We provide Building Control approval specialist services for all types of residential projects. Our swift and responsive technical expertise means that we are able to construct viable and safe buildings. We are here to assist you with all Building Regulation processes, and our expertise in all aspects of the property industry gives us a unique approach.
Our Building Control covers the following:
Residential – Property re-modelling, house and kitchen extensions, loft conversions, basement conversion, and internal alterations.
Public Liability Limit of liability £5,000,000 for any one incident
Extension Indemnity of Principals
Excess Theft/Malicious Damage £1000 Storm/Flood £500 Other Property £500
Cover in connection with the insured business to pay for accidental injury to any person or loss of or damage to property for which the insured is legally liable
Employers Liability: £10,000,000 any one incident
Extensions: Indemnity to Principles
Excess: No excess applies
Contractors All Risks: £6,000,000 Contract Limit/ Subject to Survey
Extension: Indemnity to Principals
Plant cover: £22,000 for Own Plant, 250,000 for any one item limit for Hired In Plant, Hiring Charges at £10,000
Insurers & Policy number: Insurers and Policy number:
Excess: £500 all other claims and £1000 for theft/malicious damage claims
Indemnity for the insured for loss of or damage to Permanent or Temporary Works and Materials at the Contract site or adjacent to it, used in connection with them or whilst in transit within the UK. Where insured, this also covers Own Plant Equipment and Hired in Plant and Equipment.
Build work Guarantee
APT Renovation will guarantee the quality of builders’ and other workmanship.
APT Renovation offers a comprehensive guarantee to provide reassurance to all of our clients. All of the works carried out at your home will receive the benefit of a full APT Renovation guarantee.
Key features of our guarantee are:
10 years insurance backed guarantee on all structural defects
30 years waterproofing delta membrane cover
We are your local design and build team. Our team has experienced Engineers to ensure projects are designed to safety standards.
After a complete and detailed structural survey of the home is completed, we will confirm all structural designs of reinforcement, concrete and steelwork of your project. APT Renovation will take care of all Party Wall matters from start to finish, and will consult with all neighbouring homes to prevent any type of structural damage to the property.
All of this will take place before confirming the final structural engineering design solution. The Party Wall Act permits owners to carry out specific works, including work to the full thickness of a party wall, whilst at the same time protecting the interests of anyone else who might be affected by that work. The act is designed to avoid or minimise disputes by making sure property owners notify their neighbours in advance of certain proposed works. The act states that in the event of the neighbouring owner disagreeing to the works, and working with local West London i.e Fulham builders, an APT surveyor should determine the time and way in which those works are carried out. A team of experienced Civil and Structural Engineers ensure projects are designed to safety standards, built on time and within budget.
APT Renovation have a Central and South West London focus and are always well abreast of the developments in local planning permission guidance and building control. We are also familiar with the property types and architectural profile of this region meaning that the design work we undertake will be sensitive and well applied to your property. Obtaining planning permission for your property conversion need not be an arduous affair for our clients as we will undertake all such necessities. Our staff are excellent communicators and always adhere to proven project management best practices to ensure an exemplary finish.
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