Terms and Conditions of Appointment
We will, based on your instructions, provide drawings to submit to a BuildingControl Body to comply with BuildingRegulations and / or obtain Planning Permission as necessary. These drawings and details may then be used to obtain quotations for the works to becarried out. We would stress that the drawings and details are produced primarilyto obtain relevant Approvals. If the BuildingControlBody/PlanningAuthority requires any further information following approval there may then be a charge for this information. If any amendments are required after the Planning submission there will be an additional fee payable, the cost of which you will be advised. Once the drawings have been finalised to your approval, we will provide 2 full size copies of the drawings / calculations. If you require any further copies of these final drawings there will be a charge. All drawings are based on standard construction methods and standard foundation design. The drawings will contain general and specific notes which are to be treated as binding.
All drawings are prepared in compliance with Planning guidelines and BuildingRegulations which are in force at the time of preparation. S H Architectural Services Limited accept no responsibility for drawings relied upon, which by virtue of a change in legislation and / or to Planning guidelines or BuildingRegulations, render the drawings non-compliant with such legislation / guidelines after the preparation of such drawings. No responsibility is accepted for any alterations from the approved drawings.
CDM Regulations 2015
Please be advised that the project is subject to CDM (Construction, Management and Design) Regulations 2015 and you should familiarise yourself with your responsibilities under this legislation where applicable. You can refer to the Industry guidance for clients [www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/regulation-changes.htm]. Nothing in our appointment or provision of drawings shall be deemed to create any appointment as or obligations as a duty holder pursuant to Regulation 7 of the CDM Regulations 2015.
The approval of the water authoritymay be required if you are building within 3 metres of a drain that serves more than one property. Your localWater Authority should be contacted for further information.
A PartyWall Agreement may be required with any adjoining neighbours. You shouldmake enquiries with your appointed building contractor or refer to http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/partywall.
Some species including bats, nesting birds and great crested newts are protected by law. If any such species are discovered either before or during The works, the works must be suspended and the local office of Natural England contacted for advice: http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/regulation/wildlife/default/aspx.
Terms of Payment
We refer you to our written quotation overleaf. We confirmthat our fees as set out are payable upon completion of drawings to your approval, irrespective of whether those drawings are submitted to the Planning Authority/Building Control.
Out of hours
There will be an additional charge for any visits requested out of our normal working hours Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Further site visits
There will be an additional charge should further visits be requested on site in an advisory capacity. This should not be necessary providing that a competent contractor has been appointed.
General Data Protection and Bribery
The Customer shall ensure that in any dealings with us, neither the Customer nor its employees or agents shall commit any offence under the Bribery Act 2010 (“the Act”) including not engaging in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Act. The Customer shall inform the Company immediately if it becomes aware of any actions between the parties that could constitute an offence under the Act.