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By: Colm G Holmes & Associates  05/12/2011
Keywords: fire safety, Ber Certificate, planning applications

·   Architectural Design - We have a proven record to providing a personal, professional, high quality, cost effective and innovation design service. Our design works, expertise and competitiveness leave us one of the best companies in our field.

·   Land Surveying – We provide a total land surveying package. We carry out all type of survey work with anything from a simple spot level to a contour survey of your site to the setting out of a housing estate.

·   Planning Applications – We prepare planning applications for a variety of projects. These would include extensions and alterations, renovations, one-off dwellings, apartment blocks, commercial, industrial, agricultural. We have a high success rate with our submissions of these applications. This is due to working closely with the planning authority so that the proposal complies fully with the development plan and all other regulations as well as talking the client’s needs into the design. 

·   Site Characterisation Testing – As part of a planning application for a one-off dwellinghouse or where a septic tank system is proposed a Site Characterisation Test or Percolation Test must be carried out. This is carried out by experienced and highly trained staff.

·   BER Certificates – We can provide both provisional and full BER certificates. These certificates are carried out by one of the first registered SEI assessors. This is now a requirement by law and must be provided with all new houses offered for sale or rent. From the 1 st of July 2008 a BER certificate will be required for new non-domestic buildings. From the 1 st of January 2009 a BER certificate will be required for all existing buildings offered for sale or rent. To allow a BER certificate to be prepared please provide us with a full set of documents to include drawings, site plan, specifications and planning permission if applicable. Also required is BER Technical Specification document which can be printed off and completed.

·   Mapping – We prepare and submit various mapping for use by The Land Registry, Solicitors, Estate Agents, Contractors, Developers and General Public. These are all certified and stamped and are acceptable to their various needs.

·   Pre-planning Consultation – We provide a full and comprehensive consultation in relation to the practicalities and feasibility of building. This may include meeting with the planning officer for the particular area. This is very important and could save you time and thousands of euros.

·   Fire Safety Certificates – A Fire Safety Certificate is normally required for apartment blocks and commercial buildings. We have experience staff that can prepare and submit Fire Safety applications to the local authority.

·   Snag Lists – We carry out a survey prior to your occupation of the dwelling or building. This covers all aspects of the building and ensures that the contractor completes the job to your satisfaction.

·   Waste Permits – As part of recent legistration some sites require a Waste Permit Application. We can prepare and submit these on your behalf.

Keywords: Ber Certificate, fire safety, land surveying, planning applications

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