We offer an initial free consultation to discuss your project and ambitions. In order to define the project parameters we will undertake an appraisal of your site, discuss your brief for your home and agree a suitable budget for your project.
If you have a plan of your site, it would be useful to bring this to the meeting, as well as any information you have about water and power. If you are looking at purchasing a plot it's useful to bring a copy of the selling particulars, and any existing planning permission details.
Photographs can also be good way of illustrating your site, and your ambitions for your home.
During the design stage our architects will work with you to produce a custom solution to suit your requirements, and the opportunities on your site.
Once we have reached a design you are happy with, we will prepare the planning application drawings. MAKAR has extensive experience of successfully applying for consents in many of the 32 local authorities in Scotland.
Following the planning stage, we will guide you through your choices for finishes and fixtures. We work with trusted local suppliers to offer an approved range of good quality components. We will also discuss the energy requirements for your home, and any renewables that you would like to consider including.
The second statutory consent required for your project is the building warrant. The design team produce the detailed building warrant package, working with engineers and an energy assessor to ensure the house complies with the building regulations. At this stage the engineer also undertakes the design and specification of the foundations and drainage.
Every element of your house is precision drawn and manufactured in our Inverness workshop. Components such as windows and doors are ordered from our local suppliers. Our houses leave the factory with cladding, windows, roofing and insulation already complete.
Whilst your house is being manufactured our groundworks team will be undertaking clearance and siteworks, including the installation of the foundations and the drainage.
When the kit and the founds are ready the kit is brought to site and erected by crane by our specialist site team. The shell of the building is normally finished inside of a working week. At this stage we ensure the house is made wind, water and air-tight.
The final finishes are installed by our own team of finishing joiners, plumbers and electricians. We provide project management throughout this stage in order that the process runs smoothly and to programme.
On completion of the project we handover a fully finished and defect-free home. We will take you through the use and maintenance of your house, and we will return one year later to ensure everything is working as it should be.