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Our Prices 

Using a professional may sound like an extravagant & perhaps unnecessary cost to your home improvement project, however, DKM Consultants offer invaluable advice and are normally cheaper than you think! 
 
Hiring an Engineering and Architecturally trained consultant for an extension or loft conversion project might sound a little over-the-top for average home-owners, however, even if you’ve managed without one in the past, it doesn’t mean you should completely dismiss the idea before you have found out exactly what advice & knowledge they can offer, with something that could be classed under new regulations by your County Council. 
 
Dave Meaney, the owner of DKM has been trained and educated to have an extremely effective understanding and awareness of available space and how areas can be adjusted to maximise those usable areas that are available. As a Chartered Engineer and 15 years in construction on site with some of the largest Construction companies in the country, he uses his knowledge of materials and costings to give you a solution that is affordable and practical. 
 
Another positive addition to using DKM Consultants is that they have the experience to advise you just how your project should be working, which inevitably moves the project along at a much faster pace than if you attempt this process on your own. 
 
All jobs are unique, so to give definite costs for unseen jobs would be a little silly, however, as a ball park figure, you can expect to pay the following approximate figures. 
 
With any new application / appointment - the first 1 hour is FREE to talk to you and discuss your requirements and needs
 
Loft Conversions: ............................ £1000.00 
(includes Permitted development application for planning and 
calculations and detailed working drawings for building control including all the calculations - an all in price) 
Extensions: (planning) 
Single storey ................................ £600.00 lawful 
Single storey .................................£700.00 full planning 
Double storey .............................. £800.00 
loft, single & double extension... £1000.00 
drive ways / parking .....................£300.00 
New Builds: (planning) 
Single two bedroom ................... £1100.00 
3 to 5 bedroom ........................... £1300.00 
for multiple houses quote wil be issued on request 
Appraisals: (planning) 
Simple sketches ..........................£300.00 (comes off end price) 
(For all the above this includes your copying, distribution and spare copies for yourself and if required your contractor. This also includes me acting as your planning Agent during the planing period to liaise with the council on your behalf). 
 
As well as planning applications, Building Control applications can also be done, a breakdown of the prices is detailed below. 
 
Building Control Drawings:- 
Loft Conversion .........................£400 including all steel Calcs 
Single storey extension .............£350.00 to £450.00 + steels 
Double Storey extension .......... £400.00 to £550.00 + steels 
New build (ranges) .................... £1200 - £1500 (SAP and EPC additional and will be carried out by partnering companies)  
Steel Calculations ........................... £75 for first then £50 each 
If requesting a steel for a knock through then you will need a building notice , A4 darwing showing a plan and section as well as the calculation as a package....... £175.00 
structural works and attending meetings on your behalf charged at £60.00 per hour 
 
(VAT will not be added to the prices 
 

Building Notice application in Gravesend for load bearing wall removal and replaced with structural steel, hidden within the floor make up. 

structural steel calculated and detailed in Gravesend for rear of house and internal walls to be removed by DKM Consultants
EXAMPLE 
 
Internal walls removed and the rear external wall which required large steels. These were designed in-house and installed with DKM Consultants list of contractors and signed off by STG Building Control. Temporary works are another asset of the structure side and may be required to be submitted as part of your building control submission. 
 
Steel Fabrication and detailing 
 
DKM Consultants has partnered with a local Steel fabrication company in Chatham Called H D LANGDONS. If you are within their delivery distance your calcs are normally discussed with them and connection details expalined, so as to make the process earlier and with out the client to have to get involved. This is a free service so that all goess well when the steel arives on site and there are no surprises. 
 
Contracts and Payments 
For works over £500.00, a Contract would normally be signed before commencing on the work with the fees agreed upfront and the services you would want DKM to undertake. A Fee will be required once you have instructed works to be undertaken. This will come off the end costs and be shown on any invoices. Final payment will be required prior to issuing any Planning or Building Control applications to professional bodies. 
 
It is normal for you to pay building control fees direct to the Building Control Company) This is stated on the invoices 
 
 
 
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