If you are planning a house extension, you may be wondering at what stage to include a designer in the project. There are many benefits to choosing a designer that is involved with the whole process of the house extension, some of which we outline below…
1. Guidance with Planning Permission
Applying for planning permission can be a time-consuming process, but it is an essential element of building a house extension that cannot be overlooked. A designer with expert knowledge can help contribute to planning permission applications by including drawings of their designs with the application.
2. Notify Building Control
Before you start building your home extension, you must send your finalised designs to building control. Whether you choose to submit a building notice or a full plan application, including drawings of the extension by the designer can help you receive approval for your application or notice.
3. Expert Advice and Guidance
A designer can lend their expertise and offer advice on technical restraints and issues whilst creating a design. For example, if you are unsure how to design an extension to your house a designer may be able to identify ideas that may be problematic for your planning permission application. Should unexpected problems arise whilst building your home extension, a designer will be able to use their expertise to find an innovative design solution to the problem.
4. Brainstorm Ideas
If you are unsure what you want your home extension to look like, brainstorming ideas with a designer can be a great way to solidify your ideas and ensure your extension is exactly what you wanted. You can also use a designer's portfolio as inspiration for your own extension, and use their expert advice to know how to best utilise the space you have available.
Contact BDS Architecture
For house extensions Derby residents can rely on, contact BDS Architecture today. We encourage all of our clients to involve our design team throughout their home extension process as we can help at every stage of the journey from shaping initial ideas to completing the extension. Our expert team can provide detailed drawings for your extension that will simplify planning permission and building control applications. Ultimately, we will use our expertise to turn your extension ideas and dreams into a functioning reality. For more information about how to plan a house extension UK wide, or to learn more about our design services, contact us today.
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