Your Place For Planning Drawings
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Your Beautiful Loft Conversion
Whether you want to convert your loft into a new bedroom with en-suite, or an office at home away from the rest of the house, you’ll need to work with a good designer to visualise the space and create the perfect drawings for your planning application.
Your Vibrant Extension
Maybe an extension for that amazing kitchen/family room you’ve always wanted? Whatever you’re working towards, the right designer will be key to your new space working just the way you dreamt it!
Your Well Deserved Study
You may build a new garden building or transform your garage into that long overdue quiet space to work, either way your designer needs to really understand how your house works, who does what and why you want your new space.
3D Architectural Design
Our Design Tool of Choice is The Latest in 3D Virtual Reality Design Software ‘SketchUp’ as Used in The Barn Conversion Video Above.
The owners of this pretty barn asked us to provide a functional design solution that enabled them to access the 2 mezzanine floors at either end of the building without using a ladder and crawling between the roof trusses to get onto the mezzanine floor. We knew that the biggest constraint in this project was going to be headroom, as the ridge height was only just adequate for someone to stand under.
We started, as we do on all our projects, by building a virtual reality 3D model faithfully replicating the dimensions of the project building. It quickly became apparent to ourselves and our client that the staircase would have to be brought up to first floor within a dormer, as there was insufficient headroom anywhere else.
We set to work drawing the dormers and we placed a bespoke iron, glass and oak feature staircase in to the model so we could play around with different positions.
Our 3D virtual reality software enabled our clients to look around their newly designed house whilst it was still in the concept phase. To help them further visualise space, we drew a few scaled pieces of key furniture items which resulted in some final adjustments to the scheme until it was just what our clients wanted.
The final design can be seen in this video. We think the elemental attributes of the staircase compliment the rustic features of the barn beautifully. This handcrafted masterpiece is sure to make the owners marvel and feel connected with their building each time they go upstairs!
Aren’t Architects Expensive?
Yes they certainly can be…
We are different. Our range of high quality architectural design and planning services cost a fraction of the price of most architects. Our 3D design really is a game changer and our drawings are exactly the same (or in many cases better) than an architect’s and are accepted by all Local Authorities for planning applications and building control approval.
Unlike most architects, we don’t need a meeting at the property as we use client photos, sketches, mobile video and telephone calls to understand our client’s requirements for a fast, cost effective and convenient service. Our architectural designers can usually cater for most of our client’s requirements but our architect, structural engineer and planning consultant are available for complex aspects of a project, meaning that you are only paying for these services when absolutely needed. With everything you need under one roof, we are ready to start on your building project.
Planning Drawings Cost
For a 35sqm residential kitchen extension costing £50,000 to build, an architect would typically charge about 3.5%* to produce planning drawings, which would therefore be in the region of £1,750 +VAT. By contrast we charge a fixed fee of £495 for a full set of drawings. Our prices are fixed, transparent (displayed to everyone on our website) and you only pay for the services you choose. We are so confident that you will not find cheaper planning drawing prices anywhere else, that we promise to undercut any competitor’s prices for the same service by £10.00.