What areas does CC Architectural work in?
Both domestic and commercial projects completed since mid 1980's.
Domestic types of work carried out include
loft conversions and
Commercial work completed within Architectural Practices / Developers include:
Ten Pin Bowling centres,
Family Entertainment Centres,
hotels, executive suites,
forming new beach and snorkel park,
listed building renovations,
football stadium renovation,
shell buildings for retail parks /drive thru coffee shops.
Regardless of size of project there will be flexible and adaptable services tailored to each clients specific requirements.
What approvals do I need?
Planning - often required. For smaller projects they may come under the category of Permitted Development. CC Architectural will compare your project to the conditions set out by the local authority to test if it meets this criteria.
Where work is to be carried out without planning permission, a Certificate of Lawfulness is a good idea for peace of mind and to protect homeowners if and when they sell their property.
If your property is a listed building then Listed Building Consent could be required and you should check with your local planning department initially.
Building Warrant - this is required to most types of work, there are a few situations where work is exempt. Where work is exempt, the work should still be carried out safely and is still required to meet the building regulations / technical standards.
What certifications do CC Architectural have?
Craig is a fully qualified Architectural Technician having gained his qualification in the 1980's while working for multi disciplined Glasgow firm of Architects & Surveyors.
What is the process and how long to obtain approvals?
The development of your design is key to a successful project and spending time exploring ideas can result in saving time and cost later. Each project is design specifically for you. Once we have an agreed design then we can submit for Planning Permission. This can take roughly 8 weeks. It depends on complexity of the application, it can take longer.
The next stage is the Building Warrant Approval. In Scotland for smaller projects, the process can take around 2 - 3 months. This process can be overlapped with the Planning application. For larger projects, we can break down applications into separate stages to help speed up the process.
Building work should begin after relevant approvals are obtained.