What do we do?
As soon as you place your order with us, we’ll contact you by email to confirm receipt of your order and payment. We’ll then pass all the details through to our Admin Team who will check through the details you have supplied, we’ll form a project specific reference number which we’ll quote on all correspondence and advise you which member of our team will be steering your project through to completion.
As soon as your project is registered with us, it will be handed to one of our dedicated and skilled architect trained team. Rest assured, your project will be handled throughout by a single person and we’ll email you with their personal email address, feel free to contact them at any time.
Stage 1 – Survey your home
We can do this for you (see our other Services page), or if you can use a tape measure and would like to save the cost of a survey then why not try yourself. Don’t worry if you have missed anything, if there is something we can’t work out, we’ll drop you an email showing you the area we need you to measure /photograph.
Stage 2 – We’ll prepare your house extension plans
We’ll work through the information you have sent us and compile drawings of your existing house. If we need any further details or dimensions, we’ll drop you an email.
We’ll develop your house extension plans and elevations and email you a draft copy for your comment / approval.
We’ll make the adjustments and revise the drawings.
Stage 3 – Your Planning / Building Regulation applications are ready
We’ll send you electronic copies of your scaled PDF planning application drawings and any additional / ordered details.
If you have asked us to prepare Building Regulation application drawings and any ordered forms / additional details, we’ll send you electronic copies of this package too. You can then send your complete package(s) to your local planning and/or building control department.
If you have asked us to prepare and/or submit these applications for you, we will have prepared/made the applications for you and we’ll include copies of the application forms and any received confirmations issued by your local authority.
Don’t Forget your building contract, or any Party Wall Notices.
Need a simple straightforward building contract for you to agree with your builder, which includes the cost of the works, the time they’re going to take and terms and conditions that are industry standard?
We can provide these specific to your project, simply order a copy from us.
PARTY WALL NOTICES
Need to issue Party Wall notices on your neighbour in respect to the works you are about to carry out?
We can provide these specific to your project, simply order in our online shop.
How much does it cost?
The packages below are our most common drawings, covering the majority of house extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions and conservatory extensions.
We find they’re suitable for most types of planning application and building regulations approvals, but If they don’t quite fit with what you had in mind, then please don’t hesitate to contact us or call on 01582 343107.
Planning Application Drawings
£250 – Porch extension
£350 – Garage Conversion
£350 – Conservatory
£445 – Single Storey extension
£475 – Loft Conversion
£550 – Two Storey extension
Building Regulation Drawings and Specifications
Note – Your Planning Application is the first stage of the process. Building Regulations, the contract with the builder and Party Wall Notices are only required after you have you have received Planning Permission.
£220 – Porch extension
£450 – Garage Conversion
£450 – Conservatory
£550 – Single Storey extension
£675 – Loft Conversion
£750 – Two Storey extension
Useful information and helpful links
You’ve decided what you need in terms of additional space, but what can you build?
The following links may help you decide what to submit to the local authority as Planning and Building Regulation applications.
Many local authorities also offer a free consultation to homeowners. Contact your local planning authority to discuss your ideas with them, they’ll be able to suggest what you can reasonably build and the applications that you should submit.
The planning process can be a minefield, but if you have discussed your proposals with the local planning department, you know what you’d like to show on your drawings and you’re ready to progress with your drawings, then begin your order here.
Not sure what you could potentially build, then contact us or call on 01582 343107 with your thoughts and we’ll help give you clear advice, or alternatively take a look at the following useful links to The Planning Portal.
What can I build?
The Planning Portal is the most comprehensive site and usually the first port of call for professionals and homeowners alike when it comes to finding out about the most up-to date planning policies.
What are Building Regulations?
The Planning Portal also gives the most up to date design guides in regards the Building Regulations. A simple guide published by Communities and Local Government is available here.
What’s the Party Wall Act?
A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act. Adjoining owners can agree or disagree with what is proposed. Where they disagree, the Act provides a mechanism for resolving disputes.
The Act is separate from obtaining planning permission or building regulations approval.
A simple guide published by Communities and Local Government, together with sample notices is available here.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015)
A domestic client is any individual who has construction work carried out on their home, or the home of a family member, that is not done as part of any business. While CDM 2015 places client duties on commercial clients in full, such duties for domestic clients normally pass to:
- the contractor, if it is a single contractor project, who must take on the legal duties of the client in addition to their own as contractor. In practice, this should involve little more than what they normally do in managing health and safety risks.
- the principal contractor, for projects with more than one contractor, who must take on the legal duties of the client in addition to their own as principal contractor. If the domestic client has not appointed a principal contractor, the client duties must be carried out by the contractor in control of the construction work.
If a domestic client has appointed an architect (or other designer) on a project involving more than one contractor, they can ask them to manage the project and take on the client duties instead of the principal contractor. The designer then takes on the responsibilities of principal designer and must have a written agreement with the domestic client, confirming they have agreed (as principal designer) to take on the client duties as well as their own responsibilities.
We work closely with Project Management specialists to help you guide through the requirements but information and guidance can always be found at the HSE webiste here.