Building your very own ‘grand design’

February 08, 2022

Here at Aworth Survey Consultants, we’ve been asked to work on many self-build residential projects over the years, and not all our residential projects are as large and imposing as the Lambeth Water Tower which featured on the 100th Grand Designs.

Aworth works with many smaller construction consultants and self-builders, providing a wealth of expertise and knowledge on their own ‘grand designs’.

From providing OS mapping though Maps@Aworth and producing Land Registry compliant plans to assist planning applications, to undertaking site surveys and elevations for design stage works, we assist with many aspects of the pre-construction process.

At the construction stage, we can provide support with the more complex issues of setting out the building, whether it be a kit house, timber frame, architect designed property or custom self-build. Getting the lay of the land correct, the position and orientation right, knowing the building fits and the drainage flows are all services we assist with.

The UK Government is keen to encourage more self-building and, on 24 April 2021, announced the ‘Help to Build’ scheme, supported by over £150 million in new government funding, to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes. 

While building your own house can be incredibly rewarding, it is vital to engage professional services to avoid costly mistakes. We pride ourselves on fostering excellent working relationships with our clients and give an enhanced level of service. 

In a project in Hove for our client Joel Ariaman of Pure Homes Ltd (pictured above), we undertook site surveying to set-out a complex elliptical building shape, which is set into a steep bank. to ensure the correct orientation and soil removal. 

In subsequent site attendances, our surveyor set-out the floor plates and Nudura hydrofoam building envelope walls prior to concrete pours.

If you’d like us to provide professional surveying services with your very own ‘grand design’, then do get in touch. 

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