Architectural Services - Birmingham
As our name suggests we try to make the planning process as easy as possible. We realise that deciding to extend you home is a major decision. We offer a full range of architectural services in the Birmingham area, drawing plans for Planning Permission and Building Regulations, structural/SAP calclations etc. We deliver a friendly, efficient service, no architect jargon, inform you of all your options and help you to discover what you really need and then produce your plans and submit them to the Local Authority.
All fees are fully inclusive with no hidden or extra charges. The fixed fee policy ensures that you can easily manage your budget. All Easyplan services are clearly outlined before we begin so that you know exactly what you will receive. All other expenses such as local authority fees or structural engineers fees can also be explained to you during the initial consultation.
All drawings are produced on the latest Computer aided design technology giving you the guarantee of quality technical drawings at a competitive cost. Easyplan takes great care in producing drawings, which clearly represent your proposals. We then submit these to the local Planning Department and liaise with the Planning Department your behalf.
Free initial meeting
We can call at your home to discuss your ideas, offer suggestions and explain the processes involved. At the initial meeting we will also explore your Permitted Development rights and advise whether to submit a Lawful Dvelopment Certificate or a Planning application. Once we have all the relevant information a quotation will be sent to you.
All fees are fully explained with no hidden or extra charges. The fixed fee policy ensures that you can easily manage your budget. All Easyplan services are clearly outlined before we begin so that you know exactly what you will receive.
For a planning application, Lawful Development Certificate application or building regulations approval application you will need an accurate set of architectural plans showing both the existing property and the proposed extension. If you decide to proceed we will conduct an electronic measured survey of the property and produce a proposed design scheme, usually within 48 hours. A measured survey will usually take a couple of hours.
Produce Design drawings
We will produce design drawings electronically and email or post them to you. At this stage the drawings can be altered and tweaked to ensure the finished plans are exactly as you require.
Some clients find 3D modeling useful at this stage as it can help them envisage the finished build but it is entirely optional ( 3D modeling starts at around £59) .
Produce Architectural Drawings
Once you have approved the design, a full set of detailed architectural plans are drawn up for your approval, usually within 7 -10 working days.
Submit Plans to local Planning Authority
After you have approved the plans we will complete all the necessary paperwork and submit everything electronically to your local council. Once submitted the application goes through a verification process and once verified the local authority have 8 weeks in which to give a decision. During this period we will liaise with the planners to ensure everything is progressing satisfactorily, sometimes just by talking to the planning office and ascertaining whether they need any further information or whether a small change on the plans is required, an application which may otherwise have failed can gain approval.
Once planning has been approved, building regulations can be produced for submission to your local building control department. This also includes any structural elements for which structural calculations may be required or a SAP assessment may be required.