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Design & Build

  • Delivering strong structures
    With flexible solutions
    Advanced design solutions which balance practicality with innovation
    Design & Build
  • Delivering strong
    Solving problems today to saving tomorrow's world

At GEM Enterprise, we manage your entire project from inception of ideas to completion by providing every service under one roof to create and construct a unique design to the practice responds to the specifics of site and client taste it is resourceful with client budget.

We provide a complete design & build service, including architectural design, planning applications, building regulations, structural calculations, party wall agreements, quantity surveying, pre-construction preparations, construction, procurement and project management.

Our project's approach is with a commercially and financially astute mindset and strives to create the most valuable design solution achievable for your site.

Our design team takes a proactive approach to the craft of a design that strives to create spaces that engage people.

We guide you from the inception of ideas to completing the site on time and to budget.

We adopt the rigorous approach, detailed financial analysis and the best construction practices, quality design and delivering successful outcomes with every project.

We work as a team to achieve shared goals, and this means our projects get finished on time, on budget and to the highest standards possible.

Our Residential Design & Build Process

Tell us how we can help

1. Make Contact

Talk to a member of our office team, get advice about our professional services, discuss your ideas, dreams, and requirements for Extensions, Conversion, Refurbishment, New Build, or possible investment.

Accept our proposal

2. Consultation

Following the initial inquiry, a member of our team will carry out a review of your property and check the proposal's suitability. GEM Enterprise will give an estimated fee proposal.

Get a free quote

3. Site Consultation

GEM Enterprise can provide a free online consultation for all areas. If the property is located in the west, south, or central London areas, we can offer a site consultation. After the consultation, based on information from the client and property, GEM Enterprise will give a free quote and provide guidance on the scheme and outline your process.

Book your survey

4. Site Survey

After the client agrees to the fee schedule, a GEM Enterprise team member will visit your property to measure the property and take relevant information.

Work with you to design the perfect layout

5. Design Proposal

GEM Enterprise's aim has always been to create places and spaces unique to our client's taste. GEM Enterprise team prepares a set draft drawing for you to review. At this stage, you can make changes as necessary, and once you are satisfied that the drawings meet your requirements, GEM Enterprise will prepare your final approval drawings.

Planning Application & Submission

6. Planning Permission

After the client final drawings approval, our team prepares an approved proposal for submitting the planning application. We never submit unless we think there is a reasonable chance of obtaining approval. It is essential to bear in mind that full planning can take 7-10 weeks with the council.

Local Planning Authorities decision

7. Planning Application Decision

Our experience is crucial; it means we know what the council is looking for to help tilt the decision in our favour. But suppose any re-submissions or amendments are needed. In that case, our team provide fast track revisions to drawings and documents during the planning application phase to satisfy any comments raised by the officer at the local authority.

Building Regulations & Structural Calculations

8. Building Regulations

Depending on the work being undertaken, you may need to apply for building regulations approval, regardless of whether you are already applying for planning permission.
Building regulation approval is a statutory requirement set by the government to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed according to the Building Regulations and Associated Legislation. We will provide comprehensive building regulation drawings, including structural calculation.

9. Final Review

GEM Enterprise will complete a final issue of our drawings, including engineers' documents and handbooks. At this stage, everything you need to start building and transform your property into a beautiful space is ready.

10. Pre-Construction Preparations

Our project management team take the uncertainty and risk away from your project by making an individual break down of each stage of the process building process as straightforward and transparent as possible for everyone involved.

11. Construction

Our construction teams manage every aspect of the construction process. You can sit back and look forward to the final result. The build teams begin a detailed construction program to ensure that the right people, tools and materials will be on-site at the correct times.

12. Finishing

After the construction phase completions, snagging specialists will carry out detailed walkarounds and listing any small finishing touches for revision to perfect your project.

Get in Touch

For more information about our design & build services, engineering solutions, or discuss your project in more detail, contact us now on T: 020 3538 7002 | E: [email protected] or fill in the form below.

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GEM Enterprise is a Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers. GEM Enterprise provide a full range of structural consultation to our clients, including architects, developers, contractors, local authorities, and government entities. GEM Enterprise provides a complete civil & structural engineering design service from concept to design through the whole construction cycle, including New Build Design, Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Post-Tensioning Design, and others for commercial and residential projects.