Buying, Planning and Installation
With Keep It Kool you have total ‘peace of mind’, however detailed or complex your structure is. As a company, Keep It Kool are totally vertically integrated allowing us to be flexible and meet your needs.
We work with you throughout the conception, design and installation of your structure – be it a standalone project or as an integral part of a more complex, multi faceted building project.
Dedicated project manager
From the initial discussion we will assign a dedicated Project Manager to work with you and to co-ordinate all the elements of your structure. The Keep It Kool Project Manager will take personal control of your project until we have ‘handed over’ the project to you with your total satisfaction.
At the first stage of your project, your Project Manager will discuss the type and form of structure that your require based on what the designer, architect or yourself, as the client has in mind.
We pride ourselves on having a deep knowledge for Shade and Tensile structures, drawn from previous projects, to deliver Shade and Tensile Service that will exceed your expectations and vision. Keep It Kool have worked both within the UK and internationally, with our renowned design partners in order to deliver an end product that lasts.
Full design and engineering service
As a totally vertically integrated company we offer a full design and engineering service to take your ideas and functional requirements and transform these into workable, cost effective solutions to meet your precise requirements in form and function.
- We will manufacture your structure in order to coincide with your building schedule.
- When we receive your order, we fix a date for installation. This varies between 6 and 8 weeks depending on the time of year so plan ahead!
- Most straight forward installations are completed in a day; larger jobs take a little longer.
- Once the project is complete surface finishes will be matched up.
- In the event of the need for Planning Permission we will undertake the necessary applications and progress these through to a satisfactory conclusion.
Upon completion of your project and your satisfactory sign off, Keep It Kool will issue the completion certification and operating and maintenance details, finalising the installation.
Planning application service
Planning permission is occasionally required for the construction of new structures. The Town and County Planning Act places a duty on the Local Planning Authorities to control these developments, and this means that a balance has to be found between the need and pressure for change, and the desire to protect the character and amenity of an area. This is done via the submission and Council approval of a Full Plans Application, which details the full proposal of your new structure. Your local or county planning department will be able to give guidance as to whether planning permission is required.
Should planning permission be required Keep it Kool offer a comprehensive design and planning service able to undertake all of the work involved in the surveying, production of drawings and documentation necessary to submit a Full Plans Application of your new structure to meet the requirements of the Local Planning Authority. The following brief introduction gives some idea of what is involved in producing and submitting a typical planning application, although this may vary as individual Councils may have varying local level requirements.
A brief introduction to the planning process
Before plans can be produced, a site survey is necessary to establish critical dimensions essential for producing accurate plans. The survey would typically consist of, but not be limited to, taking measurements of the whole site and elevations of the relevant buildings, including identifying the location of trees, water courses and any other relevant features of the landscape area.
Submission of plans
From the information obtained during the survey, drawings are produced. As a minimum requirement the Council would expect to see the following plans:
Location plan: A location plan is a map base that shows the location of the site in relation to surrounding roads, buildings and other land. The location plan should be at a scale of 1:2500 or 1:1250 and, as a minimum cover an A4 sheet of paper. The application site should be edged in red and any other adjoining land owned or controlled by the applicant shown in blue.
Site layout plan: A site layout plan shows the detailed layout of the whole site and the relationship of the proposed works with the site's boundaries, nearby roads and neighbouring buildings. Most applications should include two separate site layout plans, one showing the layout of the site as it is now, "existing" and the other showing the site as it will look after the works have been carried out, "proposed". Site layout plans should be at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200.
Elevation drawings: Elevation drawings show what the structure will look like from the outside relative to the existing buildings. Two sets of elevation drawings will typically be supplied, one showing the elevation view as it is now, "existing", the other showing the elevation view after the works have been carried out, "proposed". Elevation drawings should be at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100.