Before any major project can be accurately priced DK Building will work with you to identify and specify every task that will be carried out in each room. 

Close cooperation at this stage ensures our clients are completely satisfied and confident that the project will be finished in line with their expectations. DK Building always endeavours to create the building the client is imagining. It is at this stage, that our designer can make suggestions and offer advice if necessary. There are a lot of decisions to be made and it can be very confusing.

Planning and specification services

Clients should be aware that depending on the project, extra charges for planning applications, plans for planning approval, building control inspections, structural engineering reports and utilities may be incurred by external bodies and these are outside our control.

Contract & Payments

Before building commences DK Building signs a contract with the client and stage payments will be agreed.

You can download a copy of the contract we use here.

1. Comprehensive

Technical plans and specifications package includes:
– Initial survey, consultation and design session with the architect
– Building Control plans
– Preparing detailed specifications (including site visit if necessary)
– Final pricing of the job.

Pack A (for internal refurbishments, loft conversions, single storey extensions) – £2,000 + VAT
Pack B ( for 2-storey extensions) – £2,500 + VAT
Pack C (for large / complex project) – P.O.A.

2. Planning permission

If planning permission is required:

– Preparation of plans and submission of application for planning purposes
from £1,000 + VAT
– Preparation of plans and submission of application for Certificate of Lawful
Development from £500 + VAT

3. Detailed specifications

Where plans are provided, detailed specifications and final pricing of the job – from £750 + VAT. If DK Building carry out the building works, these planning fees are deductible from the total cost of the job.

Got a project in mind? Get started today. To see some of our past projects, visit our page at the Federation of Master builders.