Most property owners are likely only to extend their homes once in a lifetime. We want that experience to be as smooth and as problem free for you as possible. We will utilise our many years of experience to help you get the house that you want, without the hassle and expense of relocation.
We believe that design excellence is an essential ingredient in any home extension or new build project. Walk-in Architecture offer an excellent design service tailored to your taste and functionality. We offer planning services, building regulations, measured surveys and project management.
We can also produce 3D sketch scheme visuals to accompany our planning and building regulations drawings which enables our clients to visualise their project out of the conventional 2D plans and elevations.
We are pleased to offer a free, no obligation, site visit to your home or project location to discuss your requirements.
Please feel free to telephone our offices on 01883 345 558 or walk-in to 83 High Street Caterham to set up an appointment.
Come and see us; remember to just “Walk in”!
The first step to undertake when deciding on alterations or extensions to your home is to see whether planning approval is required for your project. We can advise on this requirement once we have a full understanding of what you would like to achieve. Depending on the scope of a project, a permitted development application can be submitted. In other cases a householder planning application can be submitted. We have submitted and received approval on many different types of projects ranging from commercial developments, housing developments of all sizes, advertisement applications and many more therefore we are equipped to advise on the right path for your project.
We have submitted a large number of planning applications of all varieties to a many different planning authorities including London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, London Borough of Southwark, Croydon Council, Merton Council, Tandridge District Council, London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Reigate & Banstead District Council, Hackney Council, Enfield Council, London Legacy Development Corporation, Shepway District Council, London Borough of Havering, Eastbourne Borough Council, Haringey Council and Surrey County Council.
TYPICAL PLANNING DRAWING PACKAGEE
BUILDING REGULATIONS STAGE
Once planning permission has been obtained or has been determind as not a requirement, the next step would be to obtain Building Control approval.
This stage is a vital element to the success of your project in many ways, namely;
Building control will sign off that your project complies with UK construction Law based on the detailed drawings and written specification for your build.
A contractor will require detailed drawings in order to accurately price your build.
The building regulation drawings will provide a basis for materials/construction methods/specification for your building contractor to work from. This helps in maintaining the quality of the build. Otherwise contractors may use low end materials to save on build cost profit margins.
The detailed drawings also provide a basis to use during and for further development under project management servics. After approval from Building Control has been received, the responsibility of project will either fall to you or to an appointed Project Manager. We do offer full project management services and should you wish to find out more information on this aspect of a project please contact us to arrange a free of charge, no obligation meeting to discuss the benefits of this service.
Specialist trades require a set of construction drawings to work from during the build.