Design & build

JCJ Construction is a main contractor based in Sussex working throughout the South East of England. Our team of builders has an exceptional reputation for providing work of the highest standard and excellent customer satisfaction.

Design and build is an evolution of the traditional construction model of contracting separate architects, engineers and builders. JCJ Construction use the design and build approach with many of our clients to deliver projects faster and with less stress.

We offer all the services needed under one roof to manage projects from concept to completion. This includes architectural design, building regulations, planning permission, structural engineering, construction and project management.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team can help make your dream home a reality.

BENEFITS OF OUR DESIGN AND BUILD SERVICE

  • Dedicated and experienced design and build management team, with a single point of contact throughout the whole project
  • Save time by completing stages of work in parallel – the pre-construction process can typically be delivered 40% faster than the traditional approach
  • Cost and feasibility advice before a planning application is submitted
  • Clear and concise pre-construction and construction programmes to ensure projects are completed on time
  • Cost certainty for the approved design and complete peace of mind.

OUR APPROACH

Our five step design and build approach aims to eliminate the stress, unexpected costs and delays that can come with a construction project.

1 Concept design

Our experienced design team, including architects, engineers and pre-construction experts, meet with the client to fully understand their ambitions and requirements.

Our team then brings the vision to life through concept drawings, whilst the pre-construction team work in parallel to provide feasibility and cost planning.

Having our knowledgeable team on hand throughout the concept stage ensures the project remains feasible and within budget, so there aren’t any unexpected surprises.

2 Planning permission

Once the client confirms they’re happy with the final design, we prepare all the necessary information for a planning application or certificate of lawfulness through permitted development.

Our team manages the planning process from start to finish, working closely with the local planning department to ensure the application remains on track and any queries or concerns are resolved quickly.

3 Technical design

Once planning has been submitted we begin work on the technical drawings for building regulations approval, carrying out all necessary surveys to produce a detailed and accurate design.

The technical design will include all necessary structural calculations and investigation works to ensure construction can begin on site without delay or further work.

4 Cost planning

Using the technical drawings we provide a fixed price, market tested quotation in the form of a detailed schedule of works for client approval.

Our quotation is accompanied by our construction programme, giving our clients the peace of mind that their project will be delivered to a fixed price by a specified date.

5 Construction

Our dedicated site manager leads the construction team (including designers and specialist contractors) to make our clients’ dream home a reality.

Our web-based client project portal ensures our clients stay up to date with the progress of their project at home, work, or whilst on holiday.

OUR PROGRAMME

Our experienced design team, including architects, engineers and pre-construction experts, meet with the client to fully understand their ambitions and requirements. Our team then brings the vision to life through concept drawings, whilst the pre-construction team work in parallel to provide feasibility and cost planning. Having our knowledgeable team on hand throughout the concept stage ensures the project remains feasible and within budget, so there aren’t any unexpected surprises.

Pre-construction process typically completed in a 14 weeks, 40% faster than the traditional model.

JCJ Construction’s Design & Build service meant once we decided on what we wanted to build, we had one point of contact throughout the process. This made communication, decision making and therefore the speed of the programme a lot of more efficient and expedient, reducing the inconvenience of managing a construction project the traditional way.

Early engagement also gave us a detailed understanding of the work required to achieve our ambitions and most importantly an accurate cost.

The result of the JCJ process is a finished project that I am sure we would still be talking about in the design stages if we went down the traditional route. When we complete other projects in the future, Design & Build is the only way we will look to manage our construction works.

James Ormiston, Shoreham-by-sea

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