Our Process

Renovation and restoration work can initially feel like a daunting task, with planning loops to jump though as well as dealing with the uncertainty of construction works.
Large french windows are a key feature of this bright living room in a period property renovated by Huntsmore.
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Initial complimentary consultation held at the property to discuss the full project brief.

A Huntsmore team member will assess the project’s feasibility, both stylistically and in practical build terms.

The project’s design goals are clarified, ideas and advice conveyed, and any potential hurdles highlighted. Period renovations often present a range of unseen pitfalls which need to be identified early on before any build works commence.

Budget and potential project costings are discussed and a general guideline on cost can be outlined before designs are drawn up and contractors brought in.

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Design Layouts & Consents

Once formally engaged, the complete and final design layouts are committed to paper. Any planning permission or approval for alterations are handled.

If the renovation requires planning permission, Huntsmore will outsource and project manage an architect from our trusted network. Creativity and design are key, but good knowledge of local authorities and planning laws are just as important to drive this process smoothly forward.

For an apartment in a period conversion or mansion block, Huntsmore will run the License to Alter process, compiling all relevant information required and introduce and manage any other necessary professionals, such as structural engineers and party-wall surveyors.

If the proposed works fall under any building regulations we will take ownership and liaise with Building Control.

During this stage, a full and complete Scope of Works is compiled to secure the cost of the build works.

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Build Out & Project Management

A main contractor is appointed and construction begins. Project Management is handled entirely by Huntsmore, acting as your sole, independent point of contact.

We will either run a tender process to find a suitable builder, or alternatively appoint a specialist team that we have a good working relationship with. Site inspections are carried out daily.

If additional professionals are needed (bespoke kitchen fitters, flooring contractors, restoration specialists), Huntsmore will manage these parties and their interactions with the main contractor on site.

Client update meetings and calls are established around the client’s schedule.

Hardware (tiles, sanitary-ware, fireplaces, etc.) is chosen by the client. Huntsmore purchase these items on their behalf and ensure that they arrive to site on time and undamaged.

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The renovation is completed and keys handed over for you to fully enjoy your new home.

Final build works are fully inspected by Huntsmore to ensure design and functionality are achieved.

A snagging list is compiled both by the client and Huntsmore and completed ahead of the deadline and ahead of final payments to the contractor.

Formal handover includes all installation certificates (GAS SAFE, NICEIC, FENSA, etc.) as well as Building Control and any other governing bodies.

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