A site survey is an inspection of an area where work is proposed, to gather information for a design. It can determine a precise location, access, best orientation for the site and the location of obstacles such as underground and above ground services, drainage connections and invert levels for existing manholes therefore allowing a building to be designed to get the maximum area available and allow potential problems to be highlighted prior to starting construction onsite.
Planning Application Services
The planning process can be a long winded and very frustrating process at times especially when it’s likely to be the one and only time you will have had to complete the process. We assist many of our clients with the submission of their planning applications, providing plan and elevation drawings, design and access statements, flood risk assessments and assistance in dealing with queries and discharging planning conditions. We have a vast experience dealing with many local authorities throughout the UK. We would certainly urge you to consult with us, to help make life easier for you from day one.
We provide a full set of structural drawings along with full structural calculations for building control approval with each building. All our buildings are designed to the customer’s exact location to BS 5950 part 5. This service is included free of charge with all our steel buildings.
Here at Springfield Steel Buildings to enable our customers to benefit from the most economical structures; we consult with our design team to ensure that the building is structurally compliant and fit for purpose. This provides our customers with a valued engineered bespoke steel building offering great value for money.
As part of our services we also offer our customers site investigation services and foundation design services. Our structural engineers will produce an economical concrete floor design for your site requirements and potential usage. We would encourage you to contact us at an early stage of your project to ensure that the specification and finished dimensions of the concrete are correct prior to your building arriving onsite.
Building Control Approval Services
As part of our services we can liaise on behalf of our clients with the local council or private building inspector to ensure that site inspections are carried out at the right times and the building is signed off prior to occupancy and hand over. This can be quite an involved process therefore we would recommend contacting us.
New Government legislation was introduction in April 2010 that meant that planning permission for industrial buildings is not required subject to the below limitations and conditions.
If a new building is within 10m of the area of land surrounding boundaries then it must not be more than 5m high. A new building is also not permitted to be taller than 15m or the higher than the height of the tallest building within the surrounding area depending on which is lower. The floor space of a new building must not exceed 100 square metres and the land outside must not be more than 200 square metres.
For any alterations to existing buildings then planning permission is not required as long as the building is not going to be made higher than 5m tall, subject to being within 10m of the area boundary.
These are applicable to the following:
Development must be within the existing boundary of the current building and most not come within 5m of the surrounding area of land
Must not be within the boundaries of a listed building
Must not reduce car parking or turning space
New space must relate to existing use of the building