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A reliable and very experienced building industry professional, trained as BSc Architect with over 20 years experience internationally and 15 years in the UK. Riony worked for several Architectural practices delivering a range of projects of varied scales, currently advicing property developers, building companies and helping homeowners realise their goals and objectives on a challenging and competitive market.

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There are many types of garages, the typical least expensive option is the garage enclosure built at ground floor level forming part of the original house footprint. Therefore the superstructure or main building enclosure must be sound or at least of sufficient size to consider this kind of conversion into additional habitable space.

1. Superstructure condition, assess building elements and extent of any additional reinforcements required;
2. Design, evaluate design constrains and potential layout against the owner's requirements;
3. Feasibility, from 1 and 2 above a basic costs exercise is required; so the owner can be certain of his capability to intervene and complete the project.
4. Planning, arrange Local Authority submissions including all relevant information.
5. Tender, arrange Building Regulations and SE pack along with Scope of Works for tender.
6. Prepare Party Wall paperwork to avoid delays;
7. Building, once suitable contractor selected decide if PM or self-administration path matches the client expectations;
8. Completion & hand over, prepare a snagging list and arrange for BCO final inspection in lieu of Completion Certificate.

Aside of the imposed particular planning restrictions like Conservation Area or Listed Building, generally speaking the available internal headroom height, proposed layout and building access constrains would dictate the feasibility of this type of work.

1. Superstructure condition, assess building elements and extent of any additional reinforcements required;
2. Design, evaluate design constrains and potential layout against the owner's requirements;
3. Feasibility, from 1 and 2 above a basic costs exercise is required; so the owner can be certain of his capability to intervene and complete the project.
4. Planning, arrange Local Authority submissions including all relevant information.
5. Tender, arrange Building Regulations and SE pack along with Scope of Works for tender;
6. Prepare Party Wall paperwork to avoid delays;
7. Building, once suitable contractor selected decide if PM or self-administration path matches the client expectations.
8. Completion & hand over, prepare a snagging list and arrange for BCO final inspection in lieu of Completion Certificate.

Advising clients of the whole building process and the best cost effective spacial and aesthetically sound solution for the particular requirement.

Drawing from vast experience it was the right time to take new challenges.

Rio Surveys can provide honest and reliable solutions underpinned on extensive real life projects incorporating the best technical and financial solutions

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We have been specialising in home extension, conversion and luxury new build one off house design for over a decade and have designed over 100 properties to date. Our team consists of not only Architects but also Structural Engineers, Project Managers and high quality trusted builders.

Modular building is revolutionising the building world. Popularity in this form of construction is increasing as more people appreciate the benefits offered by this efficient construction process compared to more traditional methods. Typically the construction process is halved, meaning that homeowners and developers would enjoy of reduced disruption and earlier market realisations.