Services

Services.

No two jobs are the same therefore please contact us for a fixed price quote relating to the above and the following services:

House extensions, conservatories, loft conversions,garage conversions, new houses, house conversions/renovation, barn conversions, shop/restaurant/bar alterations, industrial units, school extensions, HMO’s, office conversions , housing adaptations, residential developments, estate layouts, new-build apartments / conversions, self build projects.

Drawing and drafting services including construction detailing using CAD / Revit drawing software.

Drawing and drafting service. Collaboration with other practices.

Contract administration, Project management, site inspections, measured surveys, property condition surveys , land surveys, specifications , site inspections, schedules of works , access surveys , principal designer , architectural / building / product photography.

Fees include survey , drawings of the existing( from survey)design, drawings, block plan, specification for planning and building regulations , application submissions and all liaison with the local authority during this process . To give an indication on fees ,these are approximate typical estimates .No two jobs are the same therefore please contact us for a fixed price quote. 

INITIAL ADVICE AND 1 VISIT : FREE

SURVEY AND DRAWINGS OF THE EXISTING PROPERTY: £150 to £350

FEASIBILITY / DESIGN OPTIONS: £100 to £700.

PLANNING DRAWINGS / PLANNING APPLICATION- HOUSE EXTENSION / LOFT CONVERSION: £250 to £550

BUILDING REGULATIONS DRAWINGS / SPECIFICATION / BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLICATION – SINGLE STOREY HOUSE EXTENSION: £300 to £500          

BUILDING REGULATIONS DRAWINGS / SPECIFICATION / BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLICATION – TWO STOREY HOUSE EXTENSION:£400 to £600.                                     

BUILDING REGULATIONS -LOFT CONVERSION:  £600 to £900                                                                                                                     

Structural beam calculations for forming opening between rooms : £100 / opening.

NEW HOUSE – SELF BUILDS

FEASIBILITY / DESIGN OPTIONS: £300 to £900.

PLANNING DRAWINGS / PLANNING APPLICATION : £600 to £900

BUILDING REGULATIONS DRAWINGS / SPECIFICATION / BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLICATION:  £1500 to £2500.            

Additional tender documentation & schedule of works:  Please ask for a quote

Domestic services

TYPICAL STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL SERVICE ON A DOMESTIC EXTENSION:

Take the worry (or some of it) out of extending your home. Follow a step by step process to your extended home wishes.

STEP 1: Prior to contacting an architectural professional consider what your wish list is from the building project. What function the build /extension is to achieve. Your requirements and aspirations on how the new space is to be used. Consider the current space and layout and what you wish to achieve to improve your living

STEP 2: Contact us with the details of your building requirements / brief so that we can provide a fee quote and advice on planning / building regulations / costs etc.              

STEP 3; Free visit to discuss your building wishes (if required).  

STEP 4: We will arrange a visit to the property/site to undertake a measured survey and discuss your proposals further. If required we will inform you of the need for any other consultants, such as a structural engineer.  

STEP 5: Feasibility, design and option drawings will be prepared as required. We then check the proposals are to your requirements and to discuss any further considerations. 

STEP 6: Once the proposed drawings are to your approval. We will submit a planning and/or building regulations application on your behalf. We will let you know the details for paying the fees direct to the council departments. We will be the agent as indicated on the application forms and therefore will respond to any queries the council may have.      

STEP 7: When the council approves/decides the applications. We will forward the notices etc to you.

STEP 8:You can now start building!

STEP 9 :(optional) Should you require we can also obtain builders quotations, provide advice on building contracts, liaise with builders during the course of the works and carry out building work inspections.            

USEFUL STUFF

USEFUL STUFF

The generally requested service for domestic extensions includes the design, planning and building regulation drawings, design and access statement (if required for planning application) and submitting the applications. Through this process we will act as your agent. In addition documentation to comply with the CDM Regulations 2015 (Health and Safety) will be given to you. See further details below.

House extensions may require planning permission. Building regulation approval is normally required on aspects of the works if not all. If planning permission is not required as it is permitted development, it might be advisable to apply for a “Certificate of Lawful Development” for your records etc. This may avoid any confusion when you sell the property. The local authority charge a fee (approximately half the full planning fee) for this. We will advise and attend to the matter if you go ahead with the work. 

Planning applications take a statutory 8 weeks to be processed. Planning permission (excepting outline )lasts for 3 years.

Building regulation applications take between 5 to 8 weeks to be processed. Building regulation approval lasts for 3 years. The fee is in 2 parts, the plan fee on submission of the application/drawings then an inspection fee to pay the council when the building works begin. 

It is not advisable to begin any building work until planning permission has been granted or confirmation has been received that planning permission is not required. Ideally building regulation approval has been granted. If planning approval is received and time constraints exist you can start building ,and comply with the building control procedures, by submitting a building notice to the council, this method however, carries some risk as the building inspector has not had a chance to check the proposed building methods or construction details in advance. We would advise a building regulations plan application.

Sometimes planning applications are referred to the local development control committee, generally if objections are received to the planning application. If required we will attend and speak in support of the application at an additional cost. If you wish to speak in support of your own application you may do so, however, the committee will normally only allow one speaker for and one against the application. 

Some planning permissions contain conditions. Conditions are added for numerous reasons , for instance a Local Authority may add a condition if a particular element of work or materials cannot be agreed upon in the relevant time constraint. Or further details maybe required in the form of specialists reports, such as wildlife , trees , existing drainage , traffic, site investigations etc. These are generally for larger schemes. However a condition maybe added for materials on smaller works. Alternatively conditions maybe added where the onus is on you / us to provide information and in the time frame this cannot be achievable. Therefore the above is not quantifiable and is beyond our control. Some conditions need to be discharged prior to the commencement of the work, some during the works and some on completion. Tech:D can apply for discharge of these conditions for an additional fee, depending on the complexity of the condition to be discharged. The council charge a fee per application for discharge of condition (s).

It is your/your builder’s responsibility to ensure that the development is built using the approved planning and building regulation plans which we will supply you with. 

Further guidance can be found here ;

https://www.planningportal.co.uk/

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