Home Extension Guide
We provide an initial architectural design consultation and concept service to discuss and understand your aims and requirements and explain design options by producing hand-dawn sketches of the possible solutions.
Whether you are bristling with ideas or open to a few design suggestions, we can run through your plans and identify every possible consideration which will arise when turning your design ideas into a reality.
Once we fully understand your precise requirements, we will provide you with a clear summary of our discussion along with a fixed-price quotation.
STAGE 1 - The Brief
Contact CAD UP
Fixed Fee Quotation
STAGE 2 - Design
Once appointed as your architectural designers, the next stage in our architectural design service is to carry out a detailed electronic survey of your home using laser measuring devices and CAD software.
Our architectural designers then transform the initial survey and design brief into a set of precise design drawings, including plans, elevations and a possible cross section. These are then passed to you to review, amend and approve. During this stage we may produce 3D Models, visuals or animations to help you understand the project's potential.
Upon your approval, we finalise the drawings with additional details and a site plan prior to submission to the local council for planning permission.
Local authorities take atleast 8 weeks to make a decision on your project. We will be on hand to help deal with any queries they have and make any minor changes if necessary.
Some projects do not require planning permission and are allowed under permitted development. It is however still advised to produce design drawings and apply for a lawful development certificate.
STAGE 3 - Planning
We Submit Application to Local Council
Wait 8 weeks
Planning Permission Granted
STAGE 4 - Building Control
Once the design has received planning permission its time to start the technical drawings.
This part of the process is to ensure that all building works that are carried meet the national standards known as building regulations. Our drawings are issued to a regulated building control officer who checks and approves our specification.
During this stage is your opportunity to tender for quotes from local builders, we work closely with builders and can therefore recommend some trusted professionals.
We submit application to Building Control
STAGE 5 - Construction
Finally, once all the formalities are complete, it's time to get your hands dirty!
Our experienced technical designers can produce accurate construction details, setting out drawings and specfications tailored to your project to provide you and your builder the most information possible to get the
Once again we will be on hand to answer any queries you and your builder may have during the build process.