When you’re thinking of extending your home it can be an exciting prospect but also a bit daunting to begin with. We have questions like ‘How much does a house extension cost?’, ‘Do I need planning permission for my house extension?’ ‘How long will it take?’, ‘How do I find a good builder?’… the list goes on! At this early stage our Pride Road Liverpool architect can help you to answer some of your questions!
If you live in Liverpool and you’re considering extending your home Pride Road Liverpool Architect Catherine can help to ease the stressful parts of getting your house extended by guiding you through 4 easy stages:
1. The Free Initial Consultation – This is where you get to meet your local Pride Road Liverpool Architect. The consultation takes place at your property on a date and time to suit you. At the consultation the architect will have a look around the property whilst you tell them about your plans and ideas. Then you will sit down together whilst the architect talks you through the planning processes, building regulations, timescales and budgeting. At the end of the Initial consultation our Pride Road architect will give you a quote for our services from concept design through to building regulations application.
2. The Concept Design Workshop – This also takes place in the comfort of your own home. Your local Liverpool Architect will come to your home and spend either a half day or a full day with you producing designs for your dream home with you at the comfort of your kitchen table. The workshop is split into two parts, for the first half the architect will measure your existing property and draw up the existing plans. Then during the second half of the Workshop you will sit down together and your architect will draw up several design options for your home to try and arrive at the best and most cost effective solution for your property. At the end of the workshop you have hand drawn scale plans which you can then start discussing with builders to try to ascertain a ballpark figure for your house extension. Have a look at our video of what to expect at a concept design workshop here.
3. The Planning Application – The next stage is obtaining the relevant planning permissions from your local council. At this stage our Pride Road technician will come out to your property again and conduct a full measured survey of your property in order to produce a set of existing drawings and then using the concept design workshop plans we would then draw your desired proposal in CAD. These drawings would then be submitted to the local authority and the Pride Road team would manage the application through the planning process.
4. The Building Regulations Application – If planning permission is granted by the local council then the next stage is making sure your plans are safe to build. At this stage the Pride Road team will produce a set of detailed building regulations drawings which we then submit to the Building Inspector who is authorised to give approval to the scheme. These detailed drawings can then be given to your chosen builder who can then give a fixed price to the building works.
Once these 4 stages with your Pride road liverpool Architect are complete then you’re ready to build! To find out more about how to find a builder click here.
If you would like to book an appointment with Catherine Traynor your Pride Road Liverpool Architect then click here to book a free initial consultation today!