The Leading Design & Build Company in London
‘Design & Build’ is a fresh concept offered to the owners of all kind of residences across the UK. APT Renovation’s Design & Build service incorporates a project’s planning and design stage, all matters relating to obtaining planning permission and adhering to Building Regulations, and also the management of all the important structural and construction issues.
We have a comprehensive team of architectural designers, party wall specialists, structural engineers, surveyors, project managers and, of course, a team of fine builders. All are committed to fulfilling your vision, at a price you can afford.
Architecture & Design
APT Renovation offers our clients the opportunity for them to carry out both the design and build elements of a project with a single company, from the initial discussions of overall design concepts, to the completion of the build.
Such a comprehensive approach allows us complete control of the entire process, enabling us to deliver each project on time and within an agreed budget.
We believe that this takes away from the client all the time and stress involved with finding and appointing architectural designers, structural engineers and builders. We will also be pleased to manage the whole process of securing planning permission and making sure that all work is carried out to the satisfaction of the relevant local authority’s Building Control team. We believe that it is a major benefit for the client to only have to deal with one company throughout the whole process.
APT Renovation has a team of specialists that can deal with all aspects of the build process, using state of the art technology and equipment. Our team consists of architectural designers, structural engineers, design consultants and builders, all with more than ten years’ experience of creating wonderful homes throughout London.
Our Build Team are particularly experienced with builds on residential rear house extensions, loft conversions & basements.
We most commonly carry out these builds on Edwardian, Victorian & Georgian houses, resulting in brighter, larger open plan living areas which ultimately combines with an increase in property price.
Our comprehensive service includes the drawing-up of comprehensive designs, including specific details materials and finishes; the management of the entire process of obtaining planning permission for your project; and the drafting of a detailed project budget and work schedule.
STEP ONE: FREE SITE VISIT
The place you live in says so much about who you are and how you live your life, and so we feel that an important first step is for us to visit you in your home so that we can fully understand your needs, your budget and how you visualise the changes to your home. During this meeting, for which there will be no cost or obligation to you, we will respond to any queries you may have.
We at APT Renovation are fully aware of the importance of being sure, at this early stage, of the best course of action for achieving our client’s objectives. For that reason, we are prepared to spend as long as you require on this process, to ensure that all issues and alternatives are considered. We are committed to working with you to ensure that the end result is a beautiful home that will provide you with both an excellent investment, and a property that you can be proud of, for many years to come.
We understand the importance of taking the time to get to fully understand your needs and aspirations, to ensure that we give you an exceptional home that is built to last.
STEP TWO: THE FEASIBILITY STUDY
We will carry out a Feasibility Study to enable us to explore with you the possibilities for maximising the space in your home, and to allow you to assess how the proposed changes complement what you already have in your property. Included in this study will be the drafting of architectural images, to illustrate how the completed work will look. There will also be a calculation of what the project will cost, disaggregated to show the cost of specific items and materials. We will use our AutoCad Design Suite to show you alternative designs, which will include both 2-D and 3-D models of your modified home.
All the time, we will ensure that you maximise your living space in the context of your budget, and we will prepare a detailed plan of the works, specifying how long each element of the project will take to complete. This plan will also explain how we will manage the build, from the initial discussion of design ideas, to the final signing off of the work.
Our AutoCad Design Suite will be used to provide alternative 2-D and 3-D design models of your new home, to ensure that you maximise your living space.
STEP THREE: THE PROJECT DESIGN
As soon as you have approved the early design concepts that we present to you, our architectural designer will move on to draft very detailed floorplans. These drawings will enable you to select the most appropriate materials for different aspects of your renovation, and to finalise your choice of kitchen units and appliances, wardrobes, lighting options, etc.
AutoCad CGI Visual Design images will again be used, to illustrate different designs that might be adopted. Naturally, we will discuss all of the alternatives that are available to you, to ensure that the final design meets all of your requirements, within the agreed budget.
APT Renovation will also take responsibility for obtaining all the necessary planning approvals, and for complete adherence to Building Regulations, prior to the build commencing.
Alternative AutoCad Design models will be generated to assist us in helping you to maximise your living space, according to your requirements and budget.
STEP FOUR: PROJECT PLANNING
APT Renovation can provide you with a detailed written Project Plan which itemises every activity to be undertaken before, during and after your build. In addition, our team of specialists will liaise with you on progress on a regular basis during the project. We take the issue of communication with our clients very seriously.
During the build, you can be sure that the works will be carried out by our talented and experienced team of builders, and overseen by a professional on-site Project Manager. Throughout the project everything is focused on ensuring that the work runs smoothly, and that your vision of your future home becomes a reality.
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.
Your project will not be signed off until you are totally satisfied with what we have done. Once we have achieved this, we will work through a Quality Assurance check-list, and, finally, present you with all relevant guarantees and other important documents.
APT Renovation has built up a very large portfolio of successful projects and satisfied customers in the areas around Wandsworth and Fulham. Please take a look at both our completed and on-going projects in our “Portfolio” sections.
Whatever the size of your budget, we can help you to create a vibrant and luxurious home in which you and your family can work, play and relax.
At APT our experienced building and renovation team turns your vision into reality, and our on-site Project Manager and supervisors keep you well informed throughout the process
Even after the build has commenced, you will be able to make changes to the detail of the Project Plan, whether this be to make adjustments to the type of flooring you would like, or to alter the finish of your windows or in your kitchen.
A Building Inspector will make regular visits during the project, to ensure that we abide by all the latest Building Regulations. On completion of all building works, the Building Inspector will issue a Completion Certificate.
During the build, a Building Inspector will ensure that work is completed in accordance with the latest Building Regulations, and will issue a Completion Certificate at the end of the process.
APT Renovation offers a complete service, to include all necessary third-party professional activities, including structural engineering and party wall surveying services. We have a great deal of experience and expertise in the construction and renovation industry, and supplement this with good existing relationships with contractors and suppliers of products and materials. We can use this database of contacts to assist clients with their choice of appliances, fittings and finishes.
APT Renovation offers a bespoke service for House Extensions, Loft Conversions, Renovations, Basement Conversions, New Builds and Bespoke Joinery. We manage and implement the entire process, from start to finish.
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 Project Manager will be present to oversee the quality of our work throughout the build. We have Project Management processes in place that involve the detailed definition of a Project Plan, followed up by site visits and engagement with the client throughout the build process. This ensures that every project can be delivered within the agreed budget, whilst retaining the flexibility to allow you to make changes to the detail of the renovation.
Health and Safety on site
A Project Manager at APT Renovation ensures the running of a safe site on every project delivery.
Safety during the build is extremely important to us, and it is our on-site Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure this. We pride ourselves with fully complying with all Health & Safety policies and construction regulations, and do so by implementing appropriate monitoring and supervision procedures.
Our comprehensive approach to building control delivers a professional, speedy and simple service across all sectors.
APT Renovation offers a Building Control approval service. This timely and responsive service helps to ensure the smooth and speedy running of projects, and enables us to produce robust, safe construction work. We provide all the expertise that is required for managing all issues relating to Building Regulations.
Our Building Control service supports Home Renovations, Kitchen Extensions, Loft Conversions, Basement Conversions and internal remodelling projects.
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 our clients a comprehensive guarantee for the quality of all work undertaken.
Specifically, this includes a 10-year guarantee for any structural defect and 30-year delta membrane waterproofing cover.
We are your local design and build team. Our team has experienced Engineers to ensure projects are designed to safety standards.
APT Renovation employs experienced civil and structural engineers whose job it is to ensure adherence to all relevant safety standards during the build project. Our engineers will begin by conducting a comprehensive structural review of your property, itemising any reinforcement measures that will need to be carried out.
We will also supply the necessary expertise in Party Wall issues, and will manage the process of any required consultation with owners of neighbouring properties, in order to avoid any collateral structural impacts. The Party Wall Act serves to both enable home owners to carry out work on party walls, even if this involves the full thickness of the wall, whilst still protecting neighbouring property owners from suffering loss as a consequence. The Act includes a requirement for individuals to provide neighbours with prior notification of work, in order to minimise disputes later. In the event of any dispute relating to proposed work in West London (i.e. Fulham), an APT Surveyor will intervene and decide upon how and when the work should be carried out.
WE HAVE TRUSTED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS THAT CAN WORK WITH YOU TO GET YOU PAST PLANNING PERMISSION.
With our extensive experience of construction and renovation work in Central and South West London, we are familiar with local planning guidance and Building Control regulations. We are also well accustomed to the nature of properties in this area, and so can ensure that any changes we make to your property are appropriate and acceptable to the local context.
We at APT Renovation will also take responsibility for the process of obtaining the required planning permission for your project, and so relieve you of any stress relating to this process. Our staff adhere to proven project management best practices, to ensure that we produce the desired outcome, and communicate progress to you throughout the process.