Here at Harries Planning Design Management, we pride ourselves on offering a well informed and robust approach to planning, building design and project management, delivering a quality service every time. Our projects range from domestic renovations and extensions, new builds, conversions, rural and commercial buildings.
Each project starts with a crucial step – listening to our clients. If you choose to work with us, we help you understand what will be involved in a project before you start, including the likely costs.
We will spend time understanding your challenges and aspirations and to establish what the finished building needs to deliver, before developing a project brief tailored to meet your needs, and designing the building or buildings you require.
If you already have a clear idea of how your building will look, it may be that we can draw up your designs for planning purposes, without input on the design.
We will advise and help you through the planning process, using the plans we have prepared
We have extensive knowledge of the planning process and of how individual planning authorities work. By understanding what you want to achieve and how the local planning policies work, we create designs that take both aspects into account and rarely experience problems with the planning process.
We can prepare detailed drawings and plans that move your project from the planning stage to the tendering and build stage
Designs prepared for planning give you the framework for your build. To enable accurate quoting and tendering, we advise the preparation of detailed drawings and schedules which break down the project and specify the materials required. This detailed work carried out before tendering for the job will save time, effort and cost later in the build.
We can provide a complete project management service, handling the tendering process, managing the day to day build and liaising with you as necessary.
To assist our multidisciplinary team, we also have a network of experts to provide support and advice if we do not have the expertise in house.
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The most common type of tendering strategy is the single-stage competitive tender for obtaining a price for the whole of the construction works. Invitation to tender documents are issued to a number of competing contractors who are all given the chance to bid for the project based on identical tender documentation.
The tendering contractors receive detailed information to base their bid on. The bidding contractors are given a predetermined amount of time to submit their tenders. These are then analysed, in terms of cost and quality, before a single contractor is declared the preferred contractor. They then ultimately enter into a building contract with the client to deliver the tendered works.