Do I Need Drawings for a Loft Conversion?

Drawings for a Loft Extension 

If you want to have a quality conversion of your house, then it’s time for architectural drawings. The most necessary and important are loft conversion architecture plans because they can be used as design templates or outcomes in creating the desired living space from scratch. 

With that, the demand for loft conversion architecture and their drawings is increasing day by day. By having your plans drawn out you will be able to get an idea about how your new converted space will look.

Many people choose to have a loft extension/conversion as it can provide more living space, meaning you don’t have to worry about moving to a bigger house. In addition to this, a conversion can increase your home net worth significantly! Plus the view from the window is always best at the top! 

Do I Need Drawings for a Loft Conversion? 

A drawing isn’t mandatory, however, if you are planning a hip to gable, flat roof dormer or a mansard conversion, then having drawings is advisory. These three conversions can change the exterior appearance of your house, it also requires high administration and at times strict ruling. This is why it’s best to hire a professional, such as the team at Extension Plans UK

What are the Benefits of an Architectural Drawing? 

The design of your home is very important. By doing a loft conversion drawing, you will know the overall period and minimum cost needed for its completion as well as other information like space requirements to maximise what’s inside with proper drawings that take small details into account!

You need to have the right drawings for your loft conversion. These can improve not only the chances of getting planning permission but also make sure you’re following permitted development rights, which are important when converting any space into housing. Architectural Drawings will give expert advice on modern trends and materials—as well as help design what’s best in terms of using light or heating up certain areas during winter time; all without making mistakes that could cost thousands down payment later!

How Much Do Loft Conversion Drawings Cost? 

A loft conversion is considered the most cost-effective way to add value. However, someone’s quality work can be very costly as well! People usually ask us how much do conversions plans cost?

Your overall cost will depend on what loft conversion you are wanting to have carried out. Our team of architects can help by having advised and created a number of loft conversion floor plans for a range of customers. When you choose us you can rest assured that we keep our prices competitive without compromising the quality. When you choose Extension Plans UK for loft conversion plans you can rest assured that all of our ARB registered Architects will be with you every step of the way.

Are there any Risks if I Drawings aren’t Used? 

The risk factor is completely dependent on the conversion you are wanting to have carried out – if it’s a simple project or a more complex project. If your project is more on the complex scale, then there are a few risks you may face without the help of architectural drawings, including: 

  • Planning permission rejection 
  • Penalties for not fulfilling permitted development rights 
  • Bad planning may reduce the value of your house 
  • The risk of the project becoming more costly if you need structural engineers or contractors. 

Thinking of Extending Your Home? Call Us Today 

It’s always best to have an expert on the case when it comes to converting or extending your home. No matter how big or small your loft conversion project is, you can rest assured that our dedicated team is on hand to assist and complete work to a high standard. So when you are in need of a professional loft conversion planning service, pick up the phone and speak to Extension Plans UK, you won’t be disappointed.

Drawing Plans for an Extension Yourself

Can I Draw my own Plans for an Extension?

If you are looking to increase space in your home an extension can be a great way to increase space in your home. With an extension, you can extend your kitchen, create a playroom or an extra bedroom for an ever-growing family. By extending your home the possibilities are endless, many expansions don’t require planning permission if they fall under your ‘Permitted Development’ rights. However, in order to carry an extension out an architectural drawing will be needed for your new extensions.

Do I need architect drawings for an extension?

Whether you need an architect or not it is completely dependant on the type of project you are wanting to carry out and your own level of experience. However, you might be surprised at how useful hiring an architect might be.

Did you know that architects are experts in utilising space for your home? Our team can spot any hidden potential, with our expert knowledge we can guide you through the ins and outs of dealing with your local authority. If your project involves creating a new space that could affect the exterior of your property, if you are looking to create any of the following it’s best to get an architect on board:

● Rear extension
● Side extension
● Wraparound
● Two-storey extension
● Loft conversion
● Garage conversion
● Basement conversion
● Annex/granny flat

Why Do I Need Plans?

Whether your changes fall into Permitted Development or they fall into the requirement for full householder planning permission, having detailed plans is an essential requirement. These plans form an integral part of your planning / permitted development application. Not only are they important for this part of the process, but plans also help to visualise the ideas that you have for your extension and what you want it to look like.

They are an awesome way of allowing others to see how you visualise your new home. They also allow you to show your builders exactly what it is that you hope to achieve with your build.

Will I Need Planning Permission?

Not all extensions need planning permission, you may find that you can build your extra space under permitted development which means you won’t have to go down the formal planning route. It’s important to know that if your house is in a Conservation Area or a National Park, the amount of work under Permitted Development is usually reduced.

  • Should you wish to carry out any of the following on your property;
  • A detached property by 8m to the rear
  • A single storey 6m for a semi or terrace, 3m if it’s double
  • A single storey can’t be higher than 4m
  • Two-storey extensions must not be closer than 7m to the rear boundary
  • Side extensions can only be single-storey with a maximum height of 4m and a width no more than half of the original building
  • Any new extension must be built in the same or similar material to the existing dwelling
  • Extensions must not go forward of the building line of the original dwelling
  • In designated areas (such as areas of outstanding natural beauty, conservation areas, etc), side extensions require planning permission and all rear extensions must be single storey
  • An extension must not result in more than half the garden being covered

Do I Need a Lawful Development Certificate to Extend?

Even if your extension project can be done under PD rights, it’s worth applying for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) from your local authority to confirm that the work was lawful and met PD requirements and didn’t need planning permission. This is well worth doing if you plan to move, too.

How much does it cost to draw up plans for an extension?

When it comes to our costing we are the most competitive for our planning costs. We know that drawings have to be a certain standard to be accepted by the council and building control officer, you can’t cheat the system, and we certainly wouldn’t be where we are by cutting corners.

Our service is streamlined to provide you with only that which is necessary, we will give you the finished price before you appoint our service and we only charge you for your drawings.

We are much cheaper than architects, as our process is more complex and not always necessary. Whereas architects charge for their time spent on each project, a lot of this time is spent on-site visits, drafting and meetings.

When you appoint us for your drawing plans, you provide us with the measurements, as we don’t have to charge for site visits and can start work on your plans immediately.

Need Drawing Plans? Contact Extension Plans UK

If you are in search of guidance on drawing plans for an extension yourself or looking for someone to draw your extension plans, there really is no need to look anywhere else, be sure to make Extension Plans UK your first and only port of call. We have a number of years in the planning industry and are on hand to provide professional advice and online drawing services to clients across the UK.

No matter how big or small your project is, you can rest assured that our dedicated team is on hand to assist and complete work to a high standard. So when you are in need of drawing plans for an extension be sure to call the experts.