In renovations and new construction, a key step is a smooth and efficient permitting process.
We’ve achieved this through years of experience communicating and working with town departments in a professional and educated manner. But, as important, we design and build your plan. No architect. We provide a seamless transition by eliminating a time consuming and costly step, the architect. We understand and handle the entire process from concept, graph paper plan through a fully designed and engineered set of documents that are ready for approval.
We are known for taking on and solving challenging permitting projects. We stay current with the latest code requirements, technologies and construction innovations: tools we use to “think out of the old school box.” Many an abandoned project has been revived after we get a chance to review it. We welcome the opportunity to get it done and done right.
Aside from residential septic design and permitting experience, we have extensive experience with the design, permitting and building of wastewater treatment plants. As you can imagine, these commercial designs can be complex, large and involve environmentally sensitive issues. We’ve taken our commercial knowledge of difficult designs and environmental challenges and translated them into simpler “traditional” looking sites for your home.
Just such an example is a new project, 61 Border Street, Scituate, MA.
This residential lot sat vacant for decades. Developers didn’t know how to make it buildable. In 2013, an unsightly design was developed as the only means to “permit” the lot: an eight foot retaining wall surrounded the majority of the lot, so as to support a traditional septic system and “plan book” house design. Basically, a moat was encircling the castle. Needless to say, the lot was “approved” but unsellable to the public. It sat for more months; passed over by a half dozen builders.
We stepped in. Analyzed it. Realized a better solution and implemented a new septic system technology, eliminating the “mounded” septic appearance. We purchase the “dismissed lot” for half the list price. Now, it’s one of the jewels of the neighborhood.
Another example is 81 Hanover Hill, Carlisle, MA.
Proposed on this lot was a 17 foot high house foundation wall. Not pretty. No one wanted it (particularly the on-looking neighbors). The lot sat vacant, no interest in it for years. We saw the solution: again, we reworked the site configuration and installed new septic system technology. As a result, we lowered the profile of this graceful Cape design over nine feet! Now, a sweeping circular drive with a generous and level front yard frames the house rather than a 17 foot precipace. This property has become the most attractive and usable lot in the subdivision.