on the green
The challenge throughout for the successful completion of the works was to maintain a good relationship with all the close neighbours. As the houses face onto the village green, access from this side was costly and restricted so virtually all vehicle movement in and out of the site was via a narrow track between neighbouring houses. Jamie O’Brien set up an open meeting with the Parish Council so that neighbours could ask questions and understand the program of works and implications for them. Deliveries were arranged around the needs and wishes of the neighbours and a database was set up so that key dates such as removal of demolition materials, could be communicated clearly. The village green was protected and fenced off for odd days to allow a crane to offload structural beams or roof trusses.
We were introduced to the client by our colleagues at Lavington's Quantity Surveyors. The developer was given a tour of one of our previous homes and a contract was quickly negotiated and agreed.
D23 Ltd Architecture and Design drew up clear plans and put forward priorities regarding timing and sequence of the construction of the three town houses to replace the two existing bungalows.
COSTING AND PLANNING
Our continued successful relationship with Lavington's meant that the contract was delivered seamlessly from start to finish. Planning permission was obtained prior to our involvement.
“A great team effort. Thanks again chaps for all your help and advice along the way”