Why used DKM
Why used DKM
Why choose DKM Consultants?
All aspects of architectural services undertaken from residential to commercial. This means from the initial thoughts of an extension right through to selection of builders and project management, you would not need to go to another professional for drawings or calculations, this would all all be done under one roof.
Tailor-made services that suit your requirements and your budget. Everyone has a budget and it is important that works that are suggested to you, work for you and are within your spending limit. Dreams must be a reality so what gets drawn architecturally can be built structurally and has already undergone that Engineering design exercise before the application for planning has been done. Therefore if there is steel involved you know from the start what your end fees will be.
Traditional drawing methods used along but a "CAD" drawing can be sourced if needed. With domestic projects all applications are done with hand drawn drawings, but if large steel frames are required then more accurate drawings will be needed and these are done on CAD.
Great relationship with local planning offices. This is a necessary. They are the difference between a GRANTED application of a REJECTED application. The only thing that stands in the way of the planners is the proposal and it is important that they see this from its initial scheme design through the design and think process, through to the final submission. Drawings should never just be handed in.
This means that DKM act as your AGENT when submitting an application and therefore have regular correspondence with each Council.
Out of hours appointments available (Evenings) make it easier for some clients to not have to take time off work to meet up and discuss their plans. Evening appointments or weekends are always possible. Once the initial contact is made and the survey done, emails allow the flow of information and a return visit shouldn`t be needed unless requested.
Highly recommended with a good success rate on planning (View our Testimonials). in 2014 a 94% success rate on planning was achieved and in 2015 a 95% on planning first time and 97.5% overall. DKM Consultants will advice you if the planning has risks (such as large extensions and new builds) and then sometimes it is best to await a decision and then amend the plans accordingly and either win on appeal or on a resubmitted application.
Competitive prices backed with a personal service. (see the pricing page)
These prices are 50 - 80% cheaper than using an RIBA Architect, so it always good to shop around for a good deal.
Due to the low interest rates and lack of property for sale, more people than ever are extending. Because of this please allow at least 2 weeks from the enquiry date to the appointment date.
Smaller jobs can be slotted in if its just a steel calculation