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For both domestic and commercial projects Chescoe can act as your Agent and manage the design and planning application process for your building work.
Our architectural designer will help you to realise your vision perfectly for your building project. Whether it is a simple domestic extension, loft or basement conversion or even a brand new, dream home Chescoe will work closely with you to turn your ideas for the property into a reality.
We also have experience and expertise in the design of shops, offices, restaurants and bars and we currently work with our commercial clients who are looking to add value to their property portfolio.
Fire safety and accessibility are key areas to consider in non-domestic buildings, and Chescoe offers expert advice on the Building Regulations in these areas.
After a free initial meeting, we will prepare a proposal following your design brief. This will be followed by concept and detailed design development for your planning permissions.
Once you have been successful at planning stage we will then develop your design and include technical detailed drawings and technical specifications for your building licence and to help your builder to deliver the finished product.
We offer our clients expert and proactive advice in the complex field of building regulations.
Knowing which building regulations apply and to what type of building is essential when planning a new project. We offer clients clarity and reassurance to help plan and design their project more accurately. Building Regulations in Guernsey are not the same in in England and Wales and can be easily misunderstood.
With nearly 10 years’ senior level experience in The States of Guernsey Building Control, Nigel Chesce is well-placed to offer the best professional advice their clients in this field.
In Guernsey it is important to understand the due process and the consultation procedures that need to be undertaken between the different departments within the States. We can help you to navigate through this complex area and help you to avoid costly delays.
Chescoe can offer our professional services to act as your Agent and can manage these areas of work on your behalf, making the process cost effective and stress-free.
Chescoe is on hand to offer clients expert and proactive planning regulations advice. Starting from your first brief and through the design stage we can help to ensure your plans are met with approval.
Chescoe can act as your agent in all planning matters. Acting on your instructions, we can represent you at all planning meetings with The States of Guernsey planning officers and help to negotiate the best outcome for you and your design aspirations, helping to save you time and money.
Conservation and design
Before embarking on any work on either a protected building or any building in a conservation area, you must apply for planning permission. Information can be sourced from The States of Guernsey website.
Chescoe can represent domestic and commercial clients at all conservation and design meetings with The States of Guernsey conservation and design officers and help you to improve your property whilst protecting and recording the historic fabric of the buildings.
We can provide written statements of significance to support your application for this purpose and we have established working relationships with key personnel in this area.
We offer thorough building assessments to evaluate the extent of the damage for insurance purposes. Whether the damage is caused by structural failure, water ingress or even by fire, Chescoe will work closely with local loss adjusters and insurance companies. We are well-placed to assess the extent of the damage and offer you technical solutions to resolve the matter.
Chescoe can be appointed as contract administrators to act on your behalf whilst remedial works are being undertaken and by using a reputable building contractor, you can be assured that you are in safe hands.
Once you have obtained the appropriate permissions to build, Chescoe can help you obtain accurate and fair estimates from a reliable builder and put together a trusted contract administration team.
The advantages of using expert representation include financial control of the building project and gaining insight into potential pitfalls; it also means your valuable time is not taken up on site meetings with contractors because we will do that for you.
Chescoe can be retained to administer the strategic programming of work and undertake a leadership role as well as stakeholder management. We can also suggest appropriate schedules of work for your preferred contractor to follow and control sign-offs for stage payments from your bank or lender.
We will work with your chosen builder to review materials and labour costs and ultimately help to keep your project on schedule and in budget.
Chescoe works closely with local loss adjusters for insurance claims.
Hackitt Review Key Findings – first cited in the Building Magazine Main findings: The system of building regulation and fire safety is not fit for purpose The clarity of roles and responsibilities within the system is poor The means of assessing and ensuring appropriate levels of competence throughout the system is unclear and inadequate Enforcement and sanction measures areRead More
One of Chescoe’s most recent projects has been at The Captains Hotel in St Martins in Guernsey. The Hotel is owned by Liberation Group and managed by Del and Alison De La Mare. Chescoe designed the scheme to put in a new bar and alfresco dining area and then obtained planning permission, a building license along withRead More