Architecture - Engineering - Surveying

Services

Services

KMASS are a multidisciplinary practice providing a range of services including Architectural Design, Structural Engineering and Surveying, including Party Wall Surveying, both in residential and commercial projects. We cover all areas of London, Greater London, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
Our services can either be engaged individually or as a package. 
Our range of services cover the following areas:
  • Party Wall Matters
  • Building Defects
  • Architectural Services
  • Contract Administration
  • Structural Surveys
  • Subsidence Advisors
  • Structural Engineering
  • Complete Building Design
  • Design of Refurbishments
  • New and Retrofit Basement Design
  • Planning Applications
  • Building Regulation Applications
  • Mediation
  • Expert Witness
Learn more about project stages.

Project Stages

Typical stages of services for a design project

Initial Design

KMASS visit the property, take sufficient detail to, and prepare plans and elevations of the existing and proposed building and liaise with you prior to commencing the next stage.

Planning Application

Following initial design, we would prepare and submit proposals for Planning Application to local authority. Applications are usually decided within 8 weeks of the application being validated. More complex applications may take longer from validation of the application.

Building Regulations Application

Once planning approval is to hand, we would prepare detailed drawings & structural calculations suitable for the purposes of a Building Regulations submission. These drawings will also assist with contractors pricing and construction. Time taken to gain building legislation approval varies. A full plan application takes 5-8 weeks.

Party Wall Matters

When building works are notifiable under the Party Wall etc Act 1996, we would prepare & serve notices, prepare schedules of conditions, and, if the adjoining owner(s) have dissented to the notice(s), liaise with Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor(s) as necessary and prepare and serve an Award. The Act sets out statutory periods for the service and response to notices.

Contract Administration

As contract administrator, KMASS could obtain quotations from builders, provide a report to assist you in selecting a builder, administer the contract, advise you and certify payments to the builder as necessary.
Ken Mchale & Associates Limited.
Trading as KMASS.

Registered Office Hadley, The Mall, Park Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 2HT

London Office Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX

Company No. 3952568
VAT 755865679
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