Can I draw my own plans for an extension?

Can I draw my own plans for an extension?

By extending your home the possibilities are endless, many expansions don’t require building regulations approval or 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.

What drawings do I need for an extension?

Existing drawings

  • Design floor plans.
  • Elevations.
  • Structural drawings.
  • Electrical drawings.
  • Plumbing and sanitary drawings.
  • They aid the success of a project.
  • They are necessary for planning permission.
  • Some are legally required.

Do I need technical drawings for an extension?

The short answer is no, not necessarily. HOWEVER, I definitely wouldn’t recommend skipping the design/drawing phase of the project completely.

Should I use an architect for an extension?

For a full planning application you will need professional architecture drawings, so the answer would be Yes. Although Permitted Development applications require a sketch and letter of intent, an architecture drawing is better because from a sketch your builder could go over by 5cm, thus risking an enforcement.

Is it worth getting an architect for an extension?

If you are considering building an extension, or making major alterations, or building a completely new house, you should consider hiring an architect to help you. An architect is a professional person who spends all his or her working hours looking at building projects.

How do you budget for a home addition?

You don’t want to spend more than 10 to 15 percent of your home’s value on a single room. If you spend more, the value of the renovation will not proportionally add to the value of your home. For example, if your home is worth $100,000, the maximum you should spend on a kitchen or bathroom renovation is $15,000.

How do I build an addition to my house?

4 Helpful Tips for Designing Your Dream Home Addition

  1. Consider Why You Want More Space. You love the neighborhood and the location of your home, but your house is getting a bit cramped.
  2. Check for Obstacles and Zoning Regulations.
  3. Choose the Style.
  4. Create the Plans.

How much do extension drawings cost UK?

How much does an architect cost for a new build?

Architect job type Low range High range
Single storey extension planning application £1,000 £2,500
Double storey extension planning application £2,000 £3,500
New build planning application £3,000 £5,000
Single storey extension building reg and construction drawings £3,000 £5,000