Planning submission drawings
The stages of this include;
- A measured survey
Measuring the existing structure of the house/building, garden, adjacent properties, onsite drainage positions, heights, levels etc.
- Existing drawings
From the measurements obtained onsite, and photo's taken. Using AutoCAD to produce accurate drawings of the existing formation.
- Proposed/Feasibility drawings
Once the existing drawings have been completed, a set of proposals can be drafted. This will be done around your brief and requirements,
there will also be a feasibility stage. Where I can provide several options, to see which suits you best.
- Full planning submission
Once the final design/layout has been agreed, the drawings can then be elaborated to create a full planning set of drawings for the councils consideration. I will submit the drawings and complete all of the required application and CIL forms, and act as your agent throughout the process.
Building regulation drawings
Once planning has been approved (although never guarantee'd) the drawings can move onto the building regulation stage.
This stage includes;
Enhanced and more informative plans, which include : critical setting out dimensions, window/door opening sizes and locations, wall/floor and roof construction build ups, calculated U-values for the thermal properties and insulation thickness requirements within the new fabric.
Approximate service and drainage layouts, and details of new hard landscaping.
Also a proposed section(s) will also be produced, showing a 'slice' through the proposed fabric with the structural build up of each element, and a detail at any complex junctions. These drawings will also coincide with a structural engineer and other possible consultants, to ensure that everything works together during the design stage.
These drawings can be used for contractors to tender from, and can be used for a full building regulations approval or even as a guideline
under a building notice.
Using modern software, virtual 3D models can be produced.
3D models can work well to understand the mass of the proposals and the finishes. The visualisations will have the correct material textures and colours, along with sun shading. This can give a more 'realistic' understanding of the proposals in consideration. Internal views can be created, showing furniture, finishes and again shadows created from the apertures.
‘Ben is highly recommended without hesitation – he kept in regular contact at all stages of the job, made numerous amendments to the drawings required even after he had completed what we originally asked for, and was helpful and polite throughout all our dealing with him.’
Andy E.– Plymstock, Plymouth
‘Ben is very polite and pleasant young man who turned up exactly when he said he would. He has prepared plans for me to convert my garage into residential accommodation. These plans have now been submitted to the council for approval. Ben kept to the time scale he set and kept in contact with me throughout to make sure I was happy with his work. I would recommend him.’
Joy T. – Bugle, Cornwall
‘Ben arrived on time, very polite, helpful, and efficient, good advice given, good quality plans and willing to do his best to fit in with times that suited us. His price was very reasonable, and were charged the price that was quoted.’
Annette S. – Thornbury, Plymouth