© JAREDA | Author:Tom Norris
Getting an indication of costs before making any commitment is always a good idea but bear in mind that costs are not the only factor when it comes to choosing your designer.
Experience is a key element and of course you also want a designer that you get along with and understands what you’re after. You might also want a designer that knows how to save you money or to deal with the planners if they are not entirely in favour of your project.
Rather than simply provide a schedule of costs of the various types of plans it is probably a good idea to let you know a little bit more about the design process.
For example, the average cost of design plans for a single storey kitchen extension comes to about £800 / £1,000 plus vat. This involves:
Once all the design work is done the next step is to have the plans submitted to the local planning authority or online at the Planning Portal. This can be done by the homeowner or you can instruct us to do the planning submission at a costs of £200 plus vat plus disbursements (cost of the planning application which is around £200 for a standard planning application)
You should note that is not simply a matter of dropping off the plans at the local planning office but dealing with the application as it goes through the system which may involve a further site meeting with the planning officer and if necessary a further trip or two to the local planning authority.
That’s about it, that’s what involved but you do need to remember that it is not the designer that decides whether your project gets planning permission or not, that is down to the local planning department.
A feasibility study makes a great starting point for homeowners that are considering extending their property but are unsure what options are available to them, what the planning rules are or whether they require or are likely to get planning.
Costs are another major consideration so it is an excellent idea to get a clear indication of costs for the various options before you make too many plans.
You also need to consider which options are best in relation to getting your money back. In other words, which projects will add the most value to your particular property.
A feasibility study will answer all these questions so that if you do decide to go ahead and extend you will have all the right information to ensure that your project is a huge success
We are also pleased to inform you that if you proceed with a project and instruct Architects Supermarket to prepare the necessary plans the cost of the feasibility study will be credited against the cost of your plans.
In effect, it is a win win for homeowners so do consider this option as a starting point for your project as it will potentially save you from making costly mistakes and cost you nothing should you proceed.
Extension Feasibility Study Cost Guide for residential property up to 3 bedrooms. £300 / £500 plus vat. Prices Relate to The London Area Only.
Architects Supermarket will design and prepare plans for any type of residential extension including:
If you’re not sure which is the best option for your property then I recommend that you take the feasibility route.
Our costs for extension plans vary considerably depending on the type of extension and the amount of work required.
Single Storey Extension Plans Cost Guide £750 / £1,000 Plus Vat.
Two Storey Extension Plans Cost Guide £1,200 / £1,600 Plus Vat.
Prices Relate to The London Area Only.
A loft conversion is a great way to add extra bedrooms but the costs may not fully reflect on the street value of the house. In other words, you might spend £40k on a loft conversion but only add £30k to the value of your house.
Loft conversion options include:
Again, if you’re not sure what you want or if you’re property is even suitable for a loft conversion then we recommend that you start with the feasibility study and do remember that if you proceed with a conversion and instruct Architects Supermarket to prepare plans then we will credit the cost of the feasibility study against your plan costs.
Loft Conversion Plans Cost Guide £1,500 / £2,000 Plus Vat.
Prices Relate to The London Area Only.
Submitting a planning application, even though it is for a small simple extension, is not a straightforward task and is best left to a professional to deal with.
In addition to the plans you may also have to provide a Thames Water Plan, a Design and Access Statement and if you get anything wrong the planning application will not be validation which means inevitable delays and resubmission.
Planning Submission For Extensions and Conversions £200 / £300 Plus Vat Plus Disbursements (Cost Of The Application) Prices Relate to The London Area Only.
Other services include planning applications for:
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to speak to a a designer on modernising or extending your home.
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