Our FAQs

We are here to answer any questions and queries you might have to help you navigate the building industry and anything you need to know about Richards and building in Cornwall. If your question is unanswered please call us on 01736 780140 or use our contact form.

What areas do you operate in Cornwall?

We are mainly in the South of Cornwall for example, Truro, Falmouth, St Ives, Penwith, The Lizard Peninsula, Gwithian. Saying this we are happy to discuss any project in the county.

What do I need to do to get started?

If you are serious about the next step in building your dream home, all it can take is a phone call or email to get the ball rolling is a to us. We can offer advice and guidance on your first steps.

Can you help with our planning application?

If you have secured your perfect building site and want to take the stress out of the planning application phase, we offer highly competitive service to get your project off the ground.

Can you give us a idea of build costs?

This is typically called an Elemental Analysis and is based on your most up to date drawings and specifications. If you don’t currently have any information like this, please get in touch and we will be happy to help get you started.

Can you still build for us if we already have an architect?

We have created strong working relationships with several architects around Cornwall and we are happy to take on projects where the designs are already completed. Contact us to make an enquiry.

How long does the entire build process take?

From design concept to handing you the keys to your new home, the whole process could take anywhere from 18 – 36 months, depending on the type of project and the overall budget.

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