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Bennett & Brown has developed systems and procedures within the practice that achieves satisfied clients. In this document we have set out our basic guidance for clients so that our working methods can be understood from the outset. These procedures, together with our experience, ensure that the process is as rewarding for clients as possible. We can provide a complete service from the original concept to final handover or to whatever stage of the process you wish.

The Brief
We meet with prospective clients to discuss requirements and a general brief, without charge, after which a fee proposal is provided for perusal. Once appointed, we clarify the brief in more detail, listening to the client’s requirements and expectations.

The Process

Appointment of Consultants
In order for a project to proceed smoothly, additional consultants often need to be appointed, depending on the scope and content of the project.

Those most often required are:

CDM Coordinators
Quantity Surveyors
Structural Engineers
Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
Planning Consultants
Land Surveyors

We will advise on their appointment and can suggest suitable companies, based on our previous experience of working with them.

Planning Applications
We will advise you on whether a planning application is required and guide you through the process. We have submitted many successful planning applications and will use our experience to your benefit. We will also advise you if we feel employing a Planning Consultant would be advantageous.

Detailed Design
We will prepare drawings sufficient to obtain the statutory building regulations approval in order for you to commence construction.

Production Information
We will prepare fully detailed drawings along with a written specification and schedule of works to enable the project to be tendered on a ‘like for like’ basis.

The Tender Process
Typically we advocate that projects are tendered. We encourage clients to only use contractors who can demonstrate the highest level of quality, familiarity with the type of project proposed and who have suitable references.

Contract Administration & Monitoring the Construction on Site
We administrate the contract between the client and contractor. We verify how much the contractor should be paid each month and ensure that they are carrying out the project as designed.

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