We will have a free, no obligation meeting with you on-site to find out exactly what your needs are for your project. We will explore, suggest possibilities and alternatives with you to make sure you are seeing as big a picture as possible.
Once you have decided what you want from your project, we will support and guide you every step of the way.
Architecture and Design
Occasionally, our customers come to us with pre-drawn plans and fully prepared schedules of work. Bear Builders can be trusted to take these projects through to completion and in line with the specification by liaising directly with your appointed project manager or architect. Equally, Bear Builders will be more than happy to manage the project for you.
If you prefer, Bear Builders can provide the complete design service through qualified and experienced architects. We have strong relationships with a range of local architects who will have the right credentials to meet your needs and budget.
There are no nasty surprises with a Bear Builders quote. Once you have decided on the details of your project, Bear Builders will provide you with an itemised quote. The quote will set out the key stages of the project and will clearly show the price you will pay… with no hidden extras. For larger projects, we will also set out a phased payment plan which spreads the cost of the project between the start and completion date.
Where customers come to us with planning permission already secured, Bear Builders will work with those permissions, complete the project in line with the specifications and we will work closely with your planning officer to make sure that your project stays within the planning rules and requirement.
If you would prefer Bear Builders to work to secure planning consent, we will provide you with the services of your chosen architect. The architect will work closely with the planning authority to secure planning permission and will make sure that the planning process for you is as smooth as possible.
Useful link: https://www.planningportal.co.uk.
Building Regulations Approval and Sign Off
The majority of building, home improvement projects require Building Regulations approval and sign off.
Bear Builders work strictly to building regulations and have good working relationships with Building Control officers across North Yorkshire. It is critically important for you and Bear Builders that every key stage of your building project is approved and signed off. Building regulations give you some peace of mind that the work done on your property has met certain standards. Bear Builders will make sure you receive your Completion Certificate at the end of the project.
Useful links: http://www.nybcp.org.
Bear Builders are passionate about buildings and feel they have a responsibility to play a part in protecting the built environment in the area. We have considerable experience of working with listed buildings and we will work especially close with the local Conservation Officers on your behalf.
If your property is listed, you can find out more about your responsibilities for Listed Buildings by contacting us.