Frequently asked questions
Once we have quoted your project and the contract has been agreed upon, we will ask for a 20% deposit. This is required to be able to allocate resources for the project, order necessary materials and plants, along with long-lead items.
Yes, when quoting for your project, we will provide you with a complete list of add-ons available. If you decide to add extra services to your project midway, this is not a problem; we will arrange a meeting to discuss these changes to the scope of work then re-quote the project. This ensures that your quote is always transparent and you are aware of exactly how much the total will be.
We work on a fixed price basis, which means that once we have agreed on your quotation, this will not change unless you decide to incorporate any add-ons mid-project. If you do choose to add additional work to your project, we will arrange a meeting to discuss these alterations and then re-quote the project. There should never be any unexpected expenses along the way.
No, when working on a project with Blackberry Build, all work will be completed by skilled in-house specialists. Our goal is to provide clients with complete, end-to-end contracts, ensuring that all work required for their project can be completed under Blackberry Build. This includes everything from the initial planning through to the finishing touches, such as electrics, decorating and interior design.
The area that you live in, the type of property you own and the scale of your project are all factors that contribute towards whether you need planning permission. In most cases, we work on larger projects which involve the complete renovation of a property or the construction of a new build, which means that planning permission is typically required to go ahead with works. We would highly recommend that all clients contact their local authority when planning a project to check whether they will need to apply. Our team would always be more than happy to help you through this process to maximise your chances of gaining approval.
Although some of our clients approach us after working with an architect to plan their project, this is not at all essential before contacting us. If you have an idea in mind but have not started to put together drawings, we will be able to prove you with professional architect services to help begin the process. By spending time listening to a clients vision, ideally during a site visit, we can advise what could work best and be able to bring the idea’s to live using sophisticated CAD drawings.
In the same way, for those that do have architectural drawings already, we will happily help you to bring these plans to life and make your vision a reality.
As we are highly experienced in all areas of construction, you will not need to hire a project manager for your project as we will have an experienced professional in-house to handle all of the logistics. They will oversee the project at every stage, keep all team members organised and ensure that deadlines are met.
We work with many leading suppliers, which means that we will be able to source all of the materials needed to bring your vision to life. This not only ensures that your experience is as straightforward as possible but also that all materials and products used for your build are of the highest quality.
Our team will happily advise you at every stage of your process, including the initial designs. We can arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements, budget and property specifications, then guide you through the various options available.
We will always take a transparent approach to your project and keep in constant communication throughout, which means that if a problem arises, you will be informed as soon as possible. If this leads to any changes to your project scope, timeline or cost, we will always arrange a meeting to discuss this with you in detail. Our team are skilled problem solvers and will always strive to determine the most effective solution to rectify the issue quickly and with minimal disruption.