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You’re in safe hands with us – we are experts in drawing for homeowners wanting an exciting new space. Whether its rear dormer loft drawings, hip-to-gable extension plans, just a few Velux windows or all of the above, your plans can be with you in 14 days at a low cost.
Even if your extension plans fall under ‘Permitted Development’, this may not satisfy your local planning authority and it is still very likely that you will need some form of Architectural Drawings. We are experts in providing drawings for Planning Permission and Lawful Development Certificates at a vastly reduced price and far quicker than you’ll get them from your local architect.
What you'll need...
Loft Conversion Planning Drawings / Permitted Development Drawings
You can check the UK Government guide to see if your loft conversion plans are likely to need Planning Permission. Even if your extension is considered Permitted Development (which means it doesn’t need Planning Permission), it is still a good idea to get a Lawful Development Certificate. This is written confirmation from your Local Authority that you can build without Extension Planning Permission and aren’t breaking any of their rules. The Lawful Development Certificate will also be useful if you decide in the future to sell your home. The Lawful Development Certificate Application requires loft conversion drawings the same as you would normally use for a Planning Application.
Loft Conversion Building Regulations Drawings
Your loft conversion will need Building Regulations Approval by either your Local Authority or an Approved Inspector. You can do this one of two ways;
1) A Building Notice
This is just a form that states you are converting your loft and it enables the inspectors to quote your fees and tells them to expect to carry out some site visits soon. There are no loft conversion building regulations drawings produced with this option and you or your builder can submit the Building Notice.
2) Full Plans Application – Recommended
We recommend going for Full Plans as Architectural Building Regulations Drawings are produced by us and are pre-checked by the Building Control Officer before building work starts. Going for this option means that you can be confident that your chosen contractor won’t be building anything that’s non-compliant which could mean paying for unnecessary and costly corrections. The loft conversion building regulations drawings we produce include all the relevant detailed section drawings, a specification and all relevant building notes to get you Full Plans Building Control Approval. You’ll also have clear, detailed loft conversion plans for your builder to work from, further reducing the risk of mistakes on site. In our experience, builders who are given clear and detailed plans build with greater confidence, less intervention from homeowners and with minimal error.
– Our Payment Promise –
Architects work to an hourly rate, meaning uncapped and often spiralling costs. We have fixed pricing meaning you pay for the outcome, not the time it takes to produce it. To book your project with us you will pay just 50% of the total price today and we will request the remaining amount when your first set of drawings are completely finished and you are 100% happy with them.