Aura Homes will do a desktop study of your property to understand how we can best achieve your ideal home. This will include searches on nearby planning applications, looking at satellite and street views of your property, and research in to local Planning Authority guidance.
We will generally provide 3 design options for you to consider, this will include floor plans and 3D perspectives.
We will make the planning application on your behalf and act as your agent throughout the process. Your local Council will have a 2 week validation period and the application will be reviewed in 8-12 weeks. You will receive a Decision Notice after this time. This process is not necessary if your project falls under your Permitted Development Rights.
At Aura Homes we have good relationships with many design professionals including Structural Engineers, Party Wall Surveyors and Interior Designers. We can liaise with these professionals on your behalf to obtain competitive quotes and get your project moving quickly and in safe hands.
This stage is crucial to ensure you are completing your project to current design standards. We produce the relevant drawings and specifications and act as your agent in the approvals process. A member of a professional control body (local council or an approved inspector) will check our plans for compliance and visit your site at various stages in the construction process to check your builder is carrying out the work to the standards expected.
We all lead busy lives, so Aura Homes offer a project management service to take the hassle away from you and keep an eye on your builder. We generally visit site once a week (unless agreed otherwise) and provide a short report including pictures of the progress made on site. All relevant certificates and details are gathered in to a file on completion. All that's left for you to do is sit back and relax in your new home!
Now you know the design process, create your design brief, and let Aura Homes create your fantastic new home! Here you can tell us what you want to achieve with your project, let us know your priorities, what your budget is, and send us images of design inspiration. Start the Aura journey now.