Services provided by Carter Hughes Davies

At Carter Hughes Davies we offer a full service from start to finish, as outlined below

Architectural Services

Design Stages

  • Advice on the most appropriate method for the design and construction of your project
  • Surveys of land and / or buildings
  • Pre-design information documentation
  • Scheme designs for submission to the local planning authority
  • Submission of planning application to the local planning authority
  • Preparation of “Building Regulation” design details
  • Submission of building regulation application to local authority
  • Preparation of working/construction drawings
  • Preparation of specifications
  • Production of tender documents
  • Collate list of tendering contractors
  • Invite agreed number of contractors to tender
  • Advising on tenders received
  • If tender is acceptable prepare contract documents for signing by client and contractor

Construction Phase

  • Administering building contract on basis of contract documents
  • Carry out site inspections to ensure works are being carried out in accordance with the contract drawings/specifications
  • Administering monthly site meetings and producing minutes of meetings
  • Preparing monthly valuations of works completed and issuing payment certificates to contractor, less client’s retention
  • Preparing defects liability inspections
  • Issuing Practical Completion Certificate at Appropriate Time
  • Producing as built drawings
  • Preparing as “Built Record” of Property - Health and Safety File


  • Carrying out Measured/Topographical Surveys of Land and producing drawings electronically
  • Carrying out measured surveys of buildings and producing drawings electronically
  • Carrying out Condition surveys of buildings and producing reports
  • Carrying out Party Wall Act Surveys and advising clients on the Party Wall Act
  • Carrying out boundary dispute surveys and producing drawings electronically

Principal Designer Services

Compliance with CDM Regulations 2015 to include:

  • Advising clients of the Principal Designer’s legal duties under the CDM Regulations
  • Identify the risks associated with carrying out the development
  • Assessing if the project is notifiable
  • Preparation/collating Pre-design documentation/information for designers
  • Carrying out Risk Management
  • Preparation and submission of F10s
  • Advise on the minimum welfare facilities will be provided on site before works start
  • Preparation of pre-construction information for Principal Contractor
  • Assisting the Principal Contractor in preparing the construction phase plan
  • Liaising with Principal Contractor for the duration of works
  • Preparation of the as built building details / Health and Safety File

Expert Witness Services

  • Inspection and diagnosing building defects/failures
  • Production of reports on defects/failures in buildings (new and old buildings)
  • Preparation of legal documentation for presentation to the Courts
  • Representing clients in Court giving expert evidence

Project Management Services

Carter Hughes Davies can advise you of how to manage your building project from inception of the design stages to completion of the construction works

Building Types

  • New luxury houses
  • New estate housing
  • Refurbishment of luxury houses
  • Conversion of listed buildings into flats
  • Conversion of non-listed buildings into flats
  • Conversion of Outbuildings into Dwellings
  • Alterations and extensions to existing dwellings
  • Converting agricultural buildings into residential uses
  • Conversion of barns into dwellings
  • Converting roof spaces into habitable accommodation
  • Converting houses/buildings into HMO
  • Converting buildings into home office studios
  • New car dealerships
  • Alterations and extensions to existing car dealerships including MOT bays/workshops
  • Altering and extending Care Homes
  • Altering and extending Nursing Homes
  • Converting redundant church buildings into other uses
  • Altering and Extending Hotels
  • Refurbishing existing Hotels
  • Altering and refurbishing golf clubhouses
  • Student flats
  • Warehouses – various uses

Get in touch

Call Niall at our Bath office on 07715814721, or Paul at our Frome office on 07715 814719