At Dashwood Design we have an unmatched expertise in designing and preparing plans and structural calculations, which are individually tailored to your own specific requirements and work with specialist Loft Conversion companies throughout the UK.
If you have no idea of what sort of conversion can be carried out within your loft, we can advise you on all the available options, no matter what sort of property you live in.
If you are contemplating converting your loft, the normal course of action would be to employ a professional loft conversion company who would then undertake all aspects of the project, through to the final completed conversion. More often than not these companies employ the services of specialists, such as ourselves to prepare their drawings and obtain all of the requisite Building Regulation and Planning permissions.
Whilst this is the normal procedure, we are frequently being contacted by clients who already have a builder for the conversion and only require the plan drawing service, therefore removing the need for the specialist loft company. This will usually result in saving a considerable amount of your money.
If you are thinking of adding a single or double storey extension then we can use our expertise to present the available options. By using our sun lounge and conservatory design and planning service we deal directly with the local authority planning and building control departments on your behalf.
Adding an extension to your house is obviously dependent on whether or not you have the available land adjacent to your property. If it is available an extension may be a more viable option compared to moving house, especially in areas where the difference in price of a house compared to the next size up is a daunting prospect. House extensions can create hassle - you may not be able to use your drive or garden for a few months. But you have the advantage that you don't need to move, and therefore, you are not dependent on selling your property and finding a new one that suits your needs - both within a time limit.
At Dashwood Design we have a wide range of experience with different new build projects from houses and bungalows through to flats and commercial premises.
We can guide you through the entire process from project inception through to final completion. We offer a complete architectural service, including 3D modelling and visualisation which starts with a free initial consultation.
We can offer advice on the selection of a builder for your project. We have a select list of local builders with whom we have worked in the past and have first-hand knowledge of their good quality work. We are happy to supply contact details for your consideration of the builders we believe might be best suited to your project. The final choice will be yours.
At Dashwood we can also offer advice on the following -
full estimating, cost plans and bank monitoring services and full construction services tailored to your specific needs, giving you fixed price quotations for all your building projects and are now able to carry out all construction projects utilising specialist contractors under our supervision.
At Dashwood we have vast experience of working with special needs clients and work closely with occupational therapists and local authorities AND use specialist contractors who have a successful track record in undertaking adaptation works.
We offer full guidance and patience with the grant forms if necessary and weekly site visits during the works.
Our projects will not be signed off for payment until everyone is happy with the completed project.
The varied schemes we have experience in range from:
• External ramped access
• Wheelchair accessible doorways
• Disabled wet rooms
• Garage conversions
• Loft conversions
• Hydrotherapy pool complex and care suite facilities
• Stairlifts and through floor lifts
• External platform lifts
We specialise in designing extensions to provide self contained living accommodation and bathing facilities for able and less able clients.
A COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
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At Dashwood we can also offer full in house structural design and detailing service for all your needs including structural steelwork and retaining walls on a range of projects including commercial, industrial, domestic and refurbishment work.
All drawings are produced on CAD system providing good quality cost effective drawings for ease of amending as work proceeds.
Our engineering section can provide the following services :-
Surveying buildings including monitoring of cracks.
Inspection and reporting on the condition of a structure
Designing additions and alterations to existing structures.
Proposing remedial works e.g. underpinning.
Preparing alternative solutions.
Selecting and specifying materials.
Preparing drawings and calculations.
Obtaining tenders and Building Regulations’ consent.
Administering a contract for construction and repairs.
Advising on structural matters in legal cases and disputes.
A new service we can provide is SAP calculations and EPC for new builds and extensions.
At Dashwood Design we have over 25 years experience in DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION of:
Residential extensions, loft conversions, flat conversions, new build houses and flats schemes, listed buildings including barn and outbuilding conversions to form holiday and living accommodation.
Structural engineering and detailing from a qualified and experienced consultant engineer, SAP Calculations, 3D modelling and visualisations using RIBA qualified architects.
We are a specialist medical negligence and disabled adaptations practice – working with numerous local authorities and private individuals in the design and supervision of disabled adaptations, our latest private project being our largest to date to the value of over £250,000.00.
CDM Co-ordination - These relate to health and safety on construction projects and pose considerable duties upon clients.
We offer free consultation and pride ourselves on the professional and prompt services we provide.