Extension Plans and Designs

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We offer a flexible step by step approach to the process. We can offer and arrange a full range of on-site and off-site design and Engineering service to bring your project to completion. Off-site we offer; Architectural designs drawings with full insulation specification to meet building regulations and 3D images. Structural Engineering and drainage drawings and calculations. On-site we can arrange the appointment of the Project Supervisor for the Design Process, a legal requirement for the homeowner since 2013, and site inspection of the builders work to make sure it complies with exemption or planning, and the building regulations. These inspections are necessary if the client wants to attain an Opinion of Compliance on the new extension, which you will keep with the deeds of the house. Solicitors will ask for this if you go to sell the house. This then proves to potential buyers that the extension was built to the correct standards and can have an impact on the value of the house, or the sale of your house.

Not all clients will require the full range of services, therefore clients are free to pick and choose the services they require, and walk away at any time only paying for the services they have used. So whether you have planning permission and just want Structural Engineering services, or just want a set of design drawings to get prices from builders, we can offer a flexible package to suit your needs. 

The Process

Stage 1 – Initial Consultation

Sit Down for a FREE initial consultation to discuss the process. Bring along internet/magazine pictures, photos, and describe the extension you want. If you stuck for ideas, we can show you examples of extensions to similar style homes as your own. Talk us through exactly what you want from the extension, size, location, 1 or 2 storey, room arrangement, etc, and through rough sketches and photos, together we’ll come up with your dream extension, to suit your needs. If you were satisfied form the initial consultation, that we understand the extension you want, and you happy for us to proceed, we move on to stage 2.

Stage 2 – House Survey and Drawings

We will call to your property and undertake a full survey of your existing home. From this survey we will complete a full set of design drawings of the proposed extension which are required for planning, if planning is required. We also provide 3D images and renders so you can get a picture in your head of how the extension will look before it is built, and how big or small the space is going to feel. Clients find this tool especially helpful when making final decisions on room layouts and sizes

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Stage 3 – Extension Drawings for Planning or Getting Prices from Builders

We will complete a full set of Architectural drawings of the proposed extension which you will require for planning, or to send out to builders for pricing.

Stage 4 – Submit Planning Application

We can prepare and submit the planning application for your home extension. With this service we will also attend all required meetings, and deal with all requests from the planning authorities.

Stage 5 – Structural Engineering Drawings and Specifications

We can prepare all necessary Structural Engineering drawings required for construction to ensure your extension is structurally sound.

Additional External Services Offered

Inspection Of Building Work

We work with a team of Engineers who specialise in on site inspections of the work been carried out by your builder, and the health and safety requirements for domestic builds. This is a requirement of the construction process, to ensure that what is being built is what is specified in the drawings, and that the work is been completed safely, and to a satisfactory standard.

Bill of Quanties

We work in conjunction with a team of highly reputable and experienced Quantity Surveyors. They can provide a detailed Bill of Quantities for a one off affordable fee. We would recommend that all our clients get a Bill of Quantities. A Bill of Quantities is like a shopping list of all materials and labor needed on the project, and is vital resource in controlling construction cost.

Interior Design Consulation

If you are having trouble deciding on the finishes and furniture of your home renovation, we have a working relationship with a leading interior design company, who offer a range of service, including a one off consultation, to help you put the finishing touches on your design.