RLS Group delivers a concept to creation offering and is renowned for technical excellence, cost-efficiency and high quality construction. Whether you require architectural and planning support, building and structural engineering, surveying or the new construction development itself, RLS Group can support you with your requirements.
With years of experience, we can provide an integrated construction solution or offer individual services where applicable.
Our aim is to design high quality buildings that are innovative and inspirational, whilst still being practical and logical. As well as new build projects, we get involved in the adaptation of existing buildings and we place significant importance on always looking for new ways to regenerate the built environment.
RLS Group are driven by core principles, which are reflected in our flexibility and a willingness to respond to our customers, translating their needs and aspirations, directly into the built form.
Our extensive portfolio includes projects from all sectors, together with bespoke and specialist-sector contracts including our timber eco construction.
"We aim to provide a friendly and professional service to all our clients whatever their specific requirements and believe that quality and exceptional design together with a collaborative methodology is the key to achieving superior results."
WHO WE WORK WITH?
We work with individual clients, social landlords, builders and developers to support them in creating new buildings and to improve or convert existing properties.
From concept to creation, RLS Group provide total building solutions to produce properties and landscapes that will stand the test of time.
WHY CHOOSE US?
For new build projects we adhere to strict project plans and monitoring systems. We provide regular reports on KPIs and progress, ensuring both opportunities and risks are identified at an early stage.
Thanks to our technical competencies and depth of internal knowledge, we will find innovative solutions to the unique challenges of your project to save time and money while improving project delivery.
Our cost proven construction methods enable us to achieve high quality finishes and desired environmental performance. See more on our sustainable solutions and eco timber construction.
RLS Group deliver innovative, creative and highly technological projects, befitting for a Group that harnesses a progressive culture to deliver on the most complex of projects.
We endeavour to exceed industry standards by excelling in health and safety, learning and development and environmental sustainability.
We operate by way of a collaborative yet decentralised approach, which encourages dialogue, freedom, flexibility and autonomy.
We will challenge the way we work by instilling a culture of innovation, knowledge sharing and support of creative thinking.
We will value and respect all opinions, wants and requirements to maximise the opportunities and deliver a positive outcome.
We will take a proactive approach to completing tasks, diligently analysing and then working on the goals and aspirations of our clients.
The initial meeting will involve meeting with you to discuss the project and feasibility.
Not only do we design and construct new properties, but are involved in older, established heritage projects such as listed buildings and barn conversions.
We aim to ensure our attractive buildings and heritage assets can continue to be used in the modern world, either in their current use or by being converted to a suitable use for the modern world.
Feasibility will involve looking into what is and not possible with your project, taking into account physical and legal implications.
At the consultation or after, we will also explore your permitted development rights and advise whether to submit a Planning application or a Lawful Development Certificate.
For a planning application, Lawful Development Certificate application or building regulations approval application, you will need an accurate set of architectural plans showing both the existing property and the proposed extension.
A full measured survey of the existing building and site will be conducted to establish the basis for the new project.
All drawings are produced with the latest CAD technology giving you the guarantee of quality technical drawings. We will then email or post the designs to you.
Once the design is approved, a full set of detailed architectural plans will be created.
When the design is completed, these and all necessary forms and supporting
documents are electronically forwarded to the relevant planning authority.
Once submitted, the planning application goes through a verification process. During this period, we will liaise with the planners to ensure the process is progressing appropriately and where necessary make any changes to the planning application in consultation with you.
When the planning is passed, the necessary
construction designs and specification is produced to allow submission to the appropriate Building
This is inclusive of any structural elements for which structural calculations may be required.
RLS Group integrate all their competencies at this point to bring to life the approved designs by way of a construction solution that is economical, sustainable and ultimately an effective addition to the built environment.
We can provide project management as desired.
"Our service delivery is detailed and thorough so the design and planning of your solution is of the highest industry standards, meeting both regulatory and client specific requirements."
THE FUTURE IS NOW
It is now widely recognised that sustainability has a key part to play in reducing the environmental, social and economic impacts in our communities.
RLS Group consider the use of energy and carbon impacts in anything we survey, design or build and we seek to minimise the use of all natural resources including energy and water.
It is therefore of crucial importance to procure the best and most effective materials for construction projects and to follow more rigorous processes.
Our wider remit for sustainable design and construction is to ensure that the built environment is resilient to the impact of climate change, while developing buildings and spaces that are pleasant and healthy for occupiers and users.
Our approach to sustainable design is one that is environmentally responsive and this is shown in our commitment to eco timber construction solutions. See more on the numerous advantages of timber construction.
Take a look at our completed work and on site images.
RANGE OF SERVICES
RLS Group architectural services are the foundation of our service portfolio, offering clarity and superior guidance to the residential or commercial construction project. We provide architectural drawings for new builds, extensions and renovations, Planning Permission applications and Building Regulation applications.
We offer the full range of professional Architectural and Technical services from feasibility through to the delivery of a completed building project. We also offer strategic advice on planning issues for major initiatives, as well as smaller scale property development.
We undertake all aspects of architectural design and can advise on the appointments of other specialists and consultants that maybe required for the delivery of a construction project.
We can also advise you on all of your Permitted Development rights and obtain any structural or SAP calculations if required, helping to make the process as easy as possible.
Our architectural services encompass:
- Designing aesthetically pleasing and highly functional buildings and landscapes.
- Providing technically competent and aesthetically sensitivity solutions suitable to physical, social and cultural environments.
- Offering technical knowledge to ensure projects are designed to provide sustainability.
- Creating purposeful spaces that meet health and safety concerns.
- Providing solutions that accommodate budgets without compromising objectives.
- Turn ideas into tangible structures that meet the needs of clients and their communities.
BUILDING & STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
The built environment continues to evolve to meet global demands and specific requirements in both residential and commercial construction. We respond intuitively by monitoring change and improving the structural performance of our designs in innovative and dynamic ways.
Our building and structural engineering expertise is a vital part of our service platform, where we use technical knowhow to bring architectural plans to life.
RLS Group provide a broad range of building and structural permanent works design, all types of temporary works, land surveying and the provision of specialist guidance and suitable information for temporary works, geotechnics, concrete technology, the selection off materials and testing.
RLS Group engineers are available to investigate any complications associated with the construction project and report on the causes and possible solutions.
RLS Group analyse past solutions and share experiences internally to refine skills so that our designs are stable, durable, aesthetic and economical in all conditions.
Our specific services include:
Investigation & Surveying
Investigation and surveying of sites to define the appropriateness of the environment for the requirements of the upcoming project.
Calculate the loads and stresses the construction can safely withstand.
Specify Building Materials
Specify building materials and demonstrate how support beams, columns and foundations will be incorporated within the design.
Maximising the use of building materials so all components of the design work together to optimise structural efficiency.
RLS Group surveyors travel to sites throughout the UK providing detailed land surveys and technical support.
We have all of the technical Building Consultancy and Surveying capabilities you would expect, but we also have the ability to translate bricks and mortar into a commercial context, delivering you creative solutions that are aligned to your business objectives.
From Building Surveys to Building Regulations Consultants, Quantity Surveying assistance and advice on end of commercial leases
Our more specific surveying services include topographic surveys, cut and fill design, measurements and calculations for earthwork quantities, building monitoring (during refurbishment or rebuild) and advising on working methods and using the latest instruments.
BUILDING DEVELOPERS & CONTRACTORS
RLS Group is a leader in construction with sector-leading sustainable policies, strategies and credentials. We go further than traditional design-and-build by integrating every stage of design, finance, construction, maintenance and service.
Our dedicated design & build teams share information, ideas and experience so your solution is based on extensive knowledge and skills.
We can optimise the whole life costs for new properties and infrastructure, thus delivering exceptional value for our customers.
Cross Sector Experience
RLS Group design & build professionals work on a vast array of projects, helping you with optimum design solutions at every stage of the contract.
We offer a flexible solution starting with a project from inception or from your own specifications.
Building Information Modelling
Our building information modelling helps to provide a definitive projection of the completed building.
Our new builds aren’t just homes. We undertake all kinds of new construction projects, including alterations to retail outlets, offices, factories, agricultural buildings, public buildings, restaurants, children's’ nurseries, hotels and every other type of domestic or commercial property you can think of.
RLS Group complete new build projects for many different properties including the following:
We use our own in-house qualified experts for carpentry, plastering, painting, electrical, mechanics and engineering to carry out the work. We also have a strong relationship with specialist subcontractors to ensure your property has no downtime!
On any construction project it is vitally important to select the right method of procuring the construction works and choosing the right materials and technologies.
RLS Group utilises extensive knowledge of the best and most appropriate materials for your requirements.
At every stage of every project, RLS Group’s expert guidance and precise management helps clients achieve their construction objectives.
RLS Group provides clients with practical advice, aiming to add significant value to the collective activities in the construction project by delivering an efficient construction management process.
Our consultative, collaborative style of working helps us understand our clients' needs and motivations.
Specifying project objectives and plans including scope definition, budgeting, scheduling, KPI requirements and selecting project participants.
Resource efficiency maximisation including effective labour, materials and equipment.
Operational implementation including suitable coordination and control of planning, design, estimations, contractor resources and construction for the entirety of process.
Effective communications and systems for conflict resolution to ensure the project is kept on schedule and within budget.
RLS Group combine tried & trusted methodologies with invaluable sector-specific insight to guide clients smoothly through the many complex challenges presented by major construction works.
You can draw upon this pool of expertise through a range of turnkey project management solutions, readily tailored to your requirements.
Advising on new build and refurbishment projects.
Contract advice and administration.
Appointment of consultants.
Monitoring and management of all works.
Ensuring quality of work, compliance and cost control.
The RLS Group project team work closely with clients to develop the project realisation plan, which is inclusive of the following:
- Programme design & planning.
- Communication routes.
- Form of contract.
- Timescales & milestone dates.
- Cost control.
- Change management.
- Quality control.
- Sub-contractor management.
- Health & Safety.
- CDM Co-ordination.
ADDRESS & TELEPHONE
91 Crabtree Lane
Tel: 01527 875144