Design Service Terms and Conditions

Last updated: January 2023

The Client agrees to have SturdyBuild prepare a set of plans to define and clarify a building project. The plans will include a floor plan, elevations as needed, sections as needed, and materials specifications for the proposed project. These plans will be suitable for submission for Planning Permission or for a Lawful development certificate (for projects that are Permitted Development)

We will measure and survey your house and run through your design brief. Following this, we will present an initial concept plan for your approval. SturdyBuild will make two minor revisions to the plan (maximum two hours drafting time), after the initial presentation, if the revisions are requested within ten working days of the initial presentation. The Client agrees to assist SturdyBuild to complete the design process within thirty days of the date of this agreement.

We will complete a Planning Application (or application for a Lawful development certificate) and submit these plans to your local Planning Authority. On approval of the application optionally start the Building Regs and Structural Pack for an additional fee, which will depend on the size and complexity of the initial design.

If the scope of the proposed project is significantly changed after the signing of this agreement, the design fee will be changed accordingly only upon written order from the Client and will become an extra charge over the fees detailed below:

Please note the following are excluded from our fees above:

  • All local authority charges (planning / building control).
  • Party wall surveyor fees.
  • Structural engineering fees
  • Depending on the site conditions, planning applications may require additional specialist services, for example a tree survey or flood risk assessment.

Extensively glazed extensions may require SAP calculations from a specialist energy assessor to meet building regulations. Drains may require a CCTV survey. We can advise on the likelihood of these requirements during the design phase.