Now that you’ve hired your architect you need to select the rest of the design team.
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Your design team
You and your architect will need to hire a:
They control building work that falls under the building regulations. The regulations make sure that specific policies written in law are carried out.
They help you manage your project’s finances.
They design the structural elements, beams, columns, foundations and underground drainage system.
The RIBA stages
Most building projects go through the same basic stages.
Your group should understand the RIBA stages, how they fit together, and how long they can take.
The design is developed further and you apply for planning permission (if necessary).
The builder finishes work and fixes any problems that come up because of it.
An evaluation is done to see if the project achieved what it was supposed to.