Graham Jack Architects have helped many people extend their homes over the years from contemporary urban glass extensions to traditional builds. Our reputation has been built on designing beautiful spaces that improve the way you live and add value to your home. Our 3D design process enables us to explore various design options with you before we embark on the detailed design phase allowing you to be confident that the final design really is right for you.
We will work with you every step of the way to realise what it is you imagine yourself. One of the first questions we get asked is 'how much will it cost?'. In order for us to really advise on this, we will need to meet and discuss in some detail what it is the motivation for the extension works. It may be that we can come up with a solution that keeps costs down whilst still achieving your aims. Talk to us now on 07762 882122 to help us find the best solution for you.
How we work
Firstly, we will need to sit down with you to really understand what it is you are trying to achieve. Whether it is simply more kitchen accommodation or living accommodation, we can advise on all of the pitfalls and new changes in the planning legislation.
The next stage is to undertake a detailed survey of your existing home and this will take between 1 and 3 hours. Our surveyor will be extremely considerate whilst undertaking the survey. This stage is important to be able to prepare the drawings which form the basis of the project.
We use industry standard software to create 2D drawings which form the basis of the project going forward. The drawings will be in a digital format acceptable by other consultants to save time when and if they are needed.
This is the good bit! Where we can prepare a design based on our initial consultation. Depending on whether the project requires planning permission, we will take that into account by making sure that all the restrictions are met. Don't worry, we will be completely led by yourselves in terms of the scale and complexity of any designs we prepare.
After preparing the design in line with your requirements, we will sit down with you again to discuss it and work out if we need to make any changes. At this point we will be able to give you a better idea about pricing before we send it out to builders for quotes.
Planning and Building Regs
After the second consultation, and providing you are happy with the design we have created together, we can submit it to planning (if required) and also send out to builders for accurate quotes. Building Regs approval will need to be sought and we can discuss the ways we can do that with you on our first meeting.