RENOVATION AND REMODELLING
If you think moving house is too expensive but unsure how to make the most use of the space in your existing house. It maybe worth considering to remodel or reanovate some areas to maximising the space to its full potential. Many of our renovation projects involve opening up walls to create a large family space for an open plan kitchen and dining areas. You may already have thought about what opening you would like but unsure what can be achieved. This is perfectly normal, so contact us to arrange a consultation visit at your property where we will be happy to see whether our services can help.
Our consultation visit is a friendly chat to discuss your thoughts and ideas about renovating or remodelling your existing property. We will listen and take notes so we can clearly understand your requirements and discuss in detail the processes involved, plus answer any questions you may have. After every consultation, you will receive a fee letter that outlines our services which include the design stages involved, timescales and fees so you are clear from the outset what is required in order to achieve a the spaces your require.
Before we start looking at the changes, we first need to gather measurements of the existing property in the form of a measured building survey. A measured building survey usually takes a couple of hours and will involve taking measurements of the existing house to enable us to produce drawings. Once the drawings are produced, we are able to produce feasibility sketch illustrations of how the space could be worked best to fit your requirements.
We will prepare some indicative proposals to establish how the renovation and remodelling could be best developed, so you can review the drawings and pass comment. Our drawings will include floor plans, elevations and site plan, so you can clearly understand the design proposed from discussing your requirements. If any changes are required to the proposal, we would be happy to oblige until you are satisfied with the final design. Once the design of the renovation or remodelling is finalised, we can then look at the scheme in more detail to develop building regulation and construction drawings.
If the works are internal then there is no need for a planning application to the council. If the works involve changes to the external face of the house, then there maybe a requirement to submit an application to the council depending on the type of work involved. If a planning application is require, then we will submit scaled drawings along with the correct paperwork and ordnance survey map so the planning application can be processed efficiently without delay. Once the planning application is paid for, it will be processed and the council will offer a date when a decision will likely be made. It is normal for the council to make a decision within eight weeks, so you can sit back and relax while we liaise with the council and update you of it's progress.
We offer a wide range of home design and architectural services for renovation and remodelling your existing house, these include building regulation and detailed construction drawings, working with a structural engineer, gaining quotes from builders or visualising the interior or exterior with a 3D model rendering. Everything you need to make your new home a reality.