We provide a three stage process; 1st estimate, 2nd estimate and quotation. Through discussing your project with you and your architect we can move from general ideas and approximate costs through sketches and cutting lists to arrive at the final set of updated workshop drawings and an accurate quotation.
We offer local authority planning advice and application service. We also offer project managment advice and services.
We can also survey and design for foundations. Regulations for heavy structural frame footings are similar to that for conventional block, masonry or brick build.
Frames are best designed at the initial planning application stage. Our carpenters can advise and help with vernacular and details relevant to the finished frame. This includes delivery and erection procedures. We also work with structural engineers to ensure strength for the loads, strains and stresses involved. We can usually provide a 2nd estimate within 3 weeks of your initial enquiry.
Updated workshop drawings are provided with our final quote. We ensure they include dimensions and proportions that reflect the subsequent use and finishing of the buiding.
We liase with building contractors and scaffolders onsite to design the scaffold so that it serves all the needs of the build. Frames are delivered by lorry and unloaded with onboard crane. We attend to stacking and assess use of space on-site. Smaller (single storey) Douglas frames of less than 75 joints assemble in one day. Larger frames require a heavy mobile crane. We liase with the crane driver ahead of erection to ensure a workable plan.
Rough sawn, planed, oiled or sand blasted.