Our process

At DK Building our aim is to provide our clients with a complete design and build service. We want to take the stress and hassle away from you when you are considering undertaking a project. We are able to offer architectural and building advice whether you are still at the thinking stage or you already have your plans drawn up. We work closely with top architects and they are available to come and see you for a free one hour meeting, along with our director, to talk through your ideas and ensure you are maximising their potential. We also offer half and full day architectural workshops where you will be presented with a choice of design ideas that can then be drawn up as plans.

We understand that communication is key to the smooth running and success of any project. At DK Building we pride ourselves on our levels of clear, honest and open communication. We use online project management software and post daily updates to allow you to view and monitor progress. We also store digital copies of any certificates and guarantees for you to keep everything safe, accessible and in one place.

Please read all about our four stage process, encompassing plans through to final sign off and be reassured that by choosing DK Building to deliver your project, you really are in safe and expert hands.

Our process

Our Process

Contacting DK Building is the first step on the journey to your dream home. We provide a complete design and build package that gives our clients an easy and accessible way to have both the architectural and the building phases of their project integrated. During your first enquiry call with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team, we will arrange a convenient time for you to have a free one-hour initial consultation with a member of the DK Building Team as well as a top architect. In this no obligation consultation meeting, both the architect and the DK Building team will liaise with you and find out exactly what you have in mind for your property and discuss ideas that are congruent with your project. Don’t panic over what stage you’re at; whether it’s just initial ideas that still need drafting up or a clear vision with an architectural plan already in place. Our initial consultation meeting is a chance to get to know one another, talk about ideas and provide you with any advice you may need. During this session, we will provide you with a free price estimate for the overall project. This is a general range consolidating all aspects of work including materials and labour.
After your initial consultation, you can then opt to follow up with one of our exceptional workshop sessions with a member of the DK Building Team and your architect. The workshops can vary in duration, either half a day or a full day, based on the size and complexity of the project. This secondary session is a chance for us to get a fuller understanding of the project and to establish its feasibility. We listen to what is important, ask questions when needed, and help guide you through the building process. We want each of our bespoke designs to suit your lifestyle, family, and routine. During this workshop, our architect will draw up a number of bespoke sketches based on the various ideas discussed within the initial consultation and workshop. Our bespoke sketches are all custom designed and engineered to fit your needs & desires, including ideas on maximising the space for you to live in. Our in-house design team will help bring your vision to life. These are then left in your possession as you’re given time to deliberate over them and choose the best one for you. After you have selected one of the bespoke sketches is selected, official plans are drawn up and a detailed quote provided.
You may have questions regarding your quote which we will be happy to discuss, or answer any other concerns you may have. We’re happy to talk to you as much as you need to before the project starts, as we think it is time well spent. Once both parties are happy with the project to go ahead, a detailed schedule of work is thoroughly discussed with timescales and deadlines drawn up. Our bespoke construction plan will help to manage the development and to ensure we deliver the project on time and in line with the plans. At this point in the process, DK Building are happy to liaise with building control over planning permission on your behalf, inclusive of our services. Once planning permission is approved, we then have a pre-construction meeting a week prior to work starting. This is an opportunity to go over all details to ensure the upcoming process is as easy and stress-free as possible by inviting any other tradespeople involved in the project along. Access keys to the project are also received at this point. During this meeting, we thoroughly brief you on any necessary safety precautions for you and your family.
We’ll arrange for our tools and materials to be delivered, and set up the site. We compile a site pack, including quote, drawings, project contact sheet, and work schedule so everyone is clear and has a point of reference. Now, the building phase begins and our job at DK is to communicate with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on tidiness around the site and endeavour to keep it safe and orderly. Using our web-based project management application Basecamp, we can organise and discuss everything needed to get your project done, all in one place. Our web-based project management systems are ideal for those with busy lifestyles or those overseas clients who still want to monitor development. You can be anywhere in the world and still keep track of your construction progress with DK Building. All of our clients have the ability to see, track and discuss their projects with us daily. Tasks, photographs, discussions, deadlines, and files are all organised in Basecamp, both on the website and via email. We pride ourselves in perfecting the finishing touches and are happy that our attention to detail is what puts us ahead of the rest.
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