The Process


Our experienced architects will design you a layout that complements how you live your life ...

1. Contact us

We can be contacted by telephone, email, facebook or twitter, and one of our consultants will talk to you about your requirements

2. Quotation

After you have made initial contact with us and discussed your project, we will prepare you an outline quotation. We use similar materials for each project and this allows us to quickly and accurately prepare an outline quotation prior to any design work being carried out.

3. Site visit

If the quotation meets your approval we will arrange for one of our consultants to visit you and look around the site. This will allow us to answer any queries you have and discuss your design options in a bit more detail.

4. Design Proposal

Once you have confirmed that you are happy with the quotation we will prepare you several design options within your budget.  The first option will be exactly what you asked for, the second option will be slightly different, and the third option will be a 'wild card' and something you may not have thought of.  We then work the proposals and develop the penultimate design that meets all your requirements.

5. Planning and building warrant

We take care of all local authority application. Most Dab Extensions and Garden rooms are Permitted development in Scotland, which means they do not require planning permission, but if you do need planning permission we will deal with all local authority applications on your behalf, making the process quick, straight forward and very easy for you.

6. Onsite

When all the local authority applications are in place we build your garden room, extension or house inline with the approved drawings.

7. Completion

By offering a complete design and build service Dab Den make building your dream home an enjoyable experience. On completion we ensure everything is signed off by building control and formally hand over your new extension, house or den.

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" ... I think so much time and money can be wasted going down a traditional building route, paying for the design, planning applications and building warrant before you even know how much it will actually cost.   Its so great that Dab Den gives you a cost from the outset and then they deal with everything. It gave us piece of mind that it was all within our budget and we knew it would look fantastic..."