Knockers Nest, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Category: New Builds
Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Client: Private
The brief: The project received Planning consent prior to our client purchasing the site. We were appointed to discharge Planning conditions, re-design the internal configuration of the design and develop the technical design package for both Building Regulations approval and for use throughout the construction phase. We were also appointed to inspect the works throughout the construction phase and to issue a Professional Consultants Certificate upon successful completion of the build.
Key features:

A steep sloping site, which was utilised with the approved scheme to form a single storey property when viewed from the roadside and utilising the topography, providing an additional level at lower ground floor at the rear of the property. The technical design was completed as the result of a collaboration between ourselves and the Structural Engineers regarding the retaining wall elements to the subterranean parts of the property.

Our role: Discharge of planning conditions, Technical design service and drawing package, obtaining Building Regulations approval on on site inspections for the issuing of a Professional Consultants Certificate.
Timeline: Apex appointed Winter 2017, Discharge of planning conditions Winter 2017, Building Regulations approval Spring 2017 , Building works on site in Spring 2017 and completed in Winter 2018

“As a main Contractor, working with Apex has been brilliant. They have a great understanding of the practicalities of construction. The detailed drawings were easy to use and the guys on site found them easy to work from. There were no problems and whenever I had a question about any part of the build, they were quick to answer my emails and phone calls. If you need architectural services, call the guys at Apex, they know their stuff.”


Mr A. Knox.