The Planning Phase

Existing premises needs changing
To meet your specific requirements, we understand that your house or premises needs modernisation, alterations or additional space.

The Action Plan
Our comprehensive action plan encompasses the completion of building works, including the design phase, approvals, selection of a builder and the procurement of fixtures and fittings. With our guidance, you can expect a successful delivery of the entire project.

Estimating Costs
Upon reviewing your drawings or concept, we will provide you with an accurate estimate of the build costs for your proposed changes. Additionally, we will offer expert advice to help you determine an overall budget that includes expenses such as fees, fixtures and fittings, ensuring transparency and control throughout the project.

Feasibility Study
In order to ensure your project aligns with your specific needs, we will conduct an initial feasibility study once all costs have been identified. This study will assess the anticipated size, scope, price and timescale of the project, providing valuable insights and helping you make informed decisions.

The Design Phase

Design Process
In the initial stage, you will have the opportunity to meet with our designer to discuss and agree upon your building proposals. Following this, a comprehensive measured survey of your property will be conducted, enabling our design team to formally develop your building concept drawings.

Feasibility Check
Once the drawings are ready, we will conduct a thorough review to double-check the accuracy of the cost estimates. This step also allows us to verify with you that there have been no unexpected changes from the initial concept stage.

Planning Submission
Once you are completely satisfied with the building proposals, we will proceed with submitting a Planning Application to the Local Authority. Typically, the authority will provide a decision within 8 weeks after submission.

All Other Matters
In addition to the planning permission process, we will identify any other matters that may require attention, such as Party Wall Agreement, Local Bylaw Compliance or utility provider needs. Our extensive network of approved specialists enables us to offer suitable solutions for these matters.

Planning Approval
Upon receiving a decision from the Planning Department, if your proposals are refused, we can explore options for appeal or collaborate with an architect to rework the drawings. However, if your proposals are approved, congratulations! You have been granted permission to proceed with the construction.

Drawings & Calculations
Before commencing the actual construction work, our architect and structural engineer will provide the necessary technical building drawings and structural calculations. Typically, this step is completed after the Planning Permission has been granted, ensuring all the required specifications are in place for a successful project execution.

The Build Phase

Building Work Starts
After ensuring that all the necessary paperwork, including Planning, Building Control and Party Wall agreements, are in place, we are ready to commence the construction phase. Prior to starting the work, a pre-commencement meeting will be conducted with the build team to address any final queries or concerns.

Structural Work
The initial phase of the construction process involves demolition and structural modifications to alter the configuration or size of the property. Our team follows the approved drawings as a guideline, but we may occasionally propose and discuss potential improvements with the client to enhance the overall outcome.

The Handover

Finishing Works
The final stage of the construction process encompasses the installation of fixtures and fittings, preparing the property for decoration, and carrying out necessary clean-up tasks. These activities ensure that the property is ready for completion and occupation, with attention to detail and quality in every aspect.

Completion
Congratulations on the completion of your stunning new and improved home! We sincerely hope that you thoroughly enjoy your transformed space and that it brings you immense satisfaction and comfort.

What sets us apart from other Local Builders in Southampton?

Most of our work comes from recommendation by existing customers, which is a testament to our quality of service and workmanship.

Our clients benefit from a skilled workforce with a track record of integrity and professionalism that is seen in all our house extensions, loft conversions and renovation services.

You can truly rely on our expertise and professionalism and with £10 million public liability insurance, competitive prices and our guarantees, we remain the preferred builders in Southampton.

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    Two storey extension and decoration, 1st and 2nd fix plumbing and electrics

    A personal, friendly and trustworthy service from Rob and his team. A really high quality finish that my family and I are completely satisfied with.

    Highly recommend Rob.

    Loft conversion and kitchen extension

    We had our loft converted to create a 4th bedroom. It was a major job, but was reassured by Rob and the team from start to finish. Great at communication, very meticulous in their work, incredibly helpful.

    Cannot recommend these guys enough. We were so pleased with the work we had them to do our kitchen extension also, which was equally as great. The quality and standard of the work is fantastic.

    Single storey extension, new kitchen and bathroom.

    Very easy to work with, Rob himself was brilliant. Constantly checking up on progress, keeping up to date on what the next steps were and making sure everything was how I wanted it.

    The team work diligently and I am very pleased with the end result.

    Complete refurbishment of 4 bedroom 1930’s house including rewire, new plumbing, new kitchen, new bathrooms and moving walls.

    Rob Watkins gave us excellent personalised service. All tradesmen provided excellent professional services. Issues were quickly resolved.

    Project came in on budget we would use Rob Watkins for future work.