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Planning Permission – Two-Storey Side Extension Submitted – St Helens

 We have recently drawn and submitted plans for a two-storey side extension to the council in St Helens. The new scheme boasts a new ground-floor playroom as well as creating a new master bedroom upstairs, giving our clients the much-needed space they need for their growing family. As part of the design, we were instructed to retain as many existing structural elements as possible; this greatly reduces building costs. 



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Building Control Construction Drawings Approved – Windle, St Helens

Construction drawings completed and approved by Building Control ready for our client’s single-storey rear extension build in St Helens. The new design opens up part of the rear elevation, giving them the much-needed dining and open-plan kitchen space they desired. With this new layout in place, they will be able to host all their family and friends for meals and get-togethers. The stunning bi-fold doors are positioned onto the rear elevation overlooking their landscaped garden, providing an area to relax and enjoy the benefits of indoor-outdoor living. In addition, a Velux window positioned in the roof space maximises the natural light, creating a light and airy feel. 



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Why its important when choosing the right Builder

It’s beautiful to conceive the plan of building your dream home, but if the dream is committed into the wrong hands, it could end up being your nightmare. Our platform will provide you with a list of builders who are the best in their field. 



Research 

Whether you heard from a friend or your architect recommended one for you, there’s nothing wrong or right in this, the most important thing is getting the right builder for your building project. The one who’ll execute it with great construction know-how. 

The recommendation appears to be a very resourceful and important way. In a situation whereby you have a friend who had had a building project done by a particular builder, that friend could link you up with the same builder who might end up getting your project done. Provided if a smooth relationship exists between them when they had the business deal. 

Another source could be online review sites where you get to know about local builders and several projects they’ve executed. You also get to know about the feedbacks of people who have given them projects, and you could decide to choose your builder from the list. 

It’s important to carry out some further checks on the builders you’re about giving your project to, which will help you decide who’s best for the construction. You should always go for the best you know. 

What we routinely do is tell people to pick three from the list of builders they have, then speak to them. Speaking to these three affords you the opportunity of getting information about their price and area of expertise. We don’t advise you to speak to many builders because that could take a great deal of time and in the end, you might get confused. 

It’s always better to speak to more if the selected three don’t get back to you with their responses. The pricing should be carefully and accurately carried out by having your builder do structural calculations and building regulation plans. 

It’s also possible to receive thousands of feedbacks, we understand analyzing these could be a daunting and complicated job for you. Don’t worry! Speak to your architect, and get his opinion about it. The job is always easier if you carry your architect along with the proceedings of the research since he’s more experienced than you. 

Ensure the builder provides you with the breakdown of the entire costing, this not only helps you make a comparison with others but also signals at you if there’s an item not being included. All items must be included to avoid missing out on any important thing and also to not make the costing look cheaper than it is. 


Checking 

With your dream home in view, you could have some companies do the checking phase for you while all you need do is pay them, and you can also choose to do this yourself, which will end up saving you a fortune. 

From previous projects I have seen so far, I found the decorating and finishing of these projects poorly done. I understand deciding to do your building decoration could be way cheaper and also sounds good to you, but I’d rather recommend that you allow professionals do it for you. That’s the only way you can have your dream home become a reality. 

Furthermore, you should make it a duty to visit the previous projects your potential builder has done. Take time to examine if things were accurately and skillfully carried out. Also, ask questions from the house owners, get to know more about this builder and his staff. Observe critically the tone of the house owner as he relates to you.You could also carry out some checks online, to know the previous and current financial state of the company. That will prevent you from getting your money into the wrong hands. 


Finally 

It can’t be overstated that before you sign the business deal with the builder, there must exist a level of freeness between you and your builder. That will help you to ask him any question or even make certain requests. When I said questions, I meant necessary and important questions relating to the project.Your questions should be prompt enough, and they should address your concerns early before they become difficult to address. Conversely, if your builder is someone you think does not meet these criteria, do yourself a great good by choosing another.Another thing you shouldn’t do is allow your builder to intimidate you. They know more than you as regards the job at hand. Let them know what exactly you want, and ask them questions whenever you feel like it. In all, make sure your builder is someone you can always have access to and ready to provide answers to your questions.


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Construction Drawings Complete - Winstanley, Wigan

We have recently completed the design for our client’s single-storey rear extension architectural drawings in Winstanley. Their extension has a duel-pitched roof including Velux windows and bi-folding doors both of which make an amazing difference; the new layout is now inundated with natural light. Our clients now enjoy an open-plan kitchen, dining, and entertaining space that overlooks their garden.


We issued detailed building regulation drawings to our client, within the allotted two-week period. This means they are now able to obtain precise quotes for the building works. We look forward to seeing the results of this exciting project! 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Loft Conversions


There seems to be a lot of difficult steps to getting your loft converted, so knowing where to start can feel discouraging. But fear not, Athtech Designs are here to help make the process feel easier to manage. In this blog, we’ll explain the key stages of loft conversions and explain what you need to consider each step of the way. 


SO CAN MY LOFT BE CONVERTED? 
Prior to construction, you must ensure your house is suitable for a loft conversion. Most homes come with Permitted Development requirements, which give the owner recommendations of what they can and can’t do. If you are looking to go exceed the Permitted Development that is placed on the house, you will need to get further information from your council or seek help from an architect & engineer. Before you go asking around, there are few checks you can make yourself. 


IS BUILDING REGULATION APPROVAL REQUIRED? 
Building regulations approval is required to convert a loft into a habitable space. 


WHAT TYPE OF LOFT CONVERSION SHOULD CAN I HAVE?

There are three main types of loft conversions: Dormer, roof light, and hip-to-gable. The one you choose is likely to be determined by a number of factors, including the age and type of house you live in, and also your budget. 

Roof light conversions 

A roof light conversion is when you build within the existing roofline or pitch of your home, so you don’t extend the space externally at all.

 
Dormers 

The most common loft conversion is in the style of a dormer loft conversion. These are the most popular for several reasons, one being that the conversion is simply an extension of the existing roof. They also add much more additional floor and headspace within the newly converted room, generally becoming the largest room within your home. 


Hip-to-gable 

A hip to gable loft conversion is a popular option for many semi-detached or detached homes with a hipped roof, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back. 


STREET SCENE 
If there are one or more loft conversions that have been carried out on your street, it’s most likely that you will be able to do something similar. It may be worthwhile asking a neighbour to have a look at theirs to see what can be doable for your home. 


SEE WHAT TYPE OF ROOF DO YOU HAVE 

Some roof shapes and forms lend themselves more readily to conversion than others. The key factors to assess are the roof shape, its internal height and width and the pitch, or angle of the roof. 


HEAD ROOM
When evaluating the potential of your loft for conversion, we must measure the space where there is a clear headroom of 2m - 2.1m or more between the joists and rafters. Once the floor has been built up and the roof insulated, this will leave you with around 1.9m - 2m of headroom, which is the minimum practical ceiling height.

 
THE FLOOR BENEATH 
 When planning a loft conversion, it may be worth having a plan of what changes are likely to be made the floor below. Have a look to see where the stairs could be placed. Even a well-designed staircase can take up a lot of space, so make sure you’re prepared to lose whichever part of the room below. 

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The difference between ‘Planning Permission’ and ‘Building Regs’ drawings

There are two stages to architectural drawings for your extension to get approved: ‘Planning Permission’ and ‘Building Regs'. 

Planning Permission Drawings are the initial designs and outline brief for the build. These drawings are primarily used to present the proposal to the local Planning Authority to seek permission. Planning permission drawings are not as detailed as the subsequent Building Regs drawings, which come later, once you have acquired planning approval. 


On smaller projects, the construction may be simple and straightforward enough to not require Building Regs construction drawings. A proficient builder could work from Planning Permission Drawings, and get any questions they need answering on-site by the client. They will use their experience and knowledge to construct the building using the designs presented in the Planning Permission Drawings. This method is called a ‘Building Notice’; all the builder would require is to appoint a structural engineer if calculations were needed by Building Control for more complex design features.




If the building is more complex, then Building Regs construction drawings will be required. These will detail out how the building will be constructed. They will include information on material sizes such as; timber and steel; weather-proofing; insulation thickness; critical intersections etc. They take a considerable amount of time, knowledge and attention to produce.

A duty of care has to be taken to ensure that all work on-site is achievable, safe and to the right standard. A structural engineer will also need to provide calculations and sizes for any steel beams, timber, masonry piers, and foundations that need to be designed and included in the ‘Building Regulation’ information pack. These drawings can then be used to obtain accurate quotes from builders, and be used as a plan to construct the build.




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Building Regs Plans Approved - Goose Green, Wigan

Recently, we were assigned to design a new 3m extension for our client in Wigan. Joined with the existing footprint, this will provide them with a large open-plan area, giving them the extra living/entertaining space, they are looking for. 


As a priority, we were tasked to design a rear extension that becomes part of the outdoor space within the warmer summer months, thereby giving the client the indoor-outdoor living-style, they desired. To do this, we incorporated a sleek set of bi-folding doors that overlook the garden. 




We also included apex glazing above the bi-fold doors which runs to the underside of the vaulted roof. This feature provides some wow-factor within the open-plan space, as well as maximising natural daylight. The design of the complex apex steel frame acts to support the apex window above the bi-fold, whilst providing stability for the whole roof. sale. 


We issued detailed building regulation drawings to our client, within the allotted two-week period. This means they are now able to obtain precise quotes for the building works. We look forward to seeing the results of this exciting project!


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Why Do you Want to Extend?

Extending your house is one of the most practical ways to get the home you have always dreamed of. Whether you’re a growing family with a new arrival to make room for, or you are just looking for extra space for visiting guests, moving to a larger home can bring a huge boost to your quality of life. Read on for some more reasons why you might want to extend your home...

More space for the Family 

Needing more habitable space (i.e rooms or indeed living space) is continuously the prevalent reason when people are considering house expansion.

A growing family naturally needs more space, and whether you’re searching for a larger kitchen, require an en-suite, utility room, or indeed just a bigger bedroom, extending your home could be a sure-fire way to gain the additional space you desire, without the hassle of having to relocate. 



Extra space to Relax 

Relaxation for numerous individuals is something that isn’t fully considered when life gets increasingly chaotic as kids come along etc. House extensions can regularly be the cure for giving everyone in the house somewhere they can chill out, providing you get the design right. 

For some, a sunroom with an open-air feel is the ticket. For others, an outhouse at the end of the garden with office space or a cinema experience.... It’s all down to how you like to unwind- but having that additional space that’s designed totally around you might be the ideal thing you need to make your home the relaxing space you need when you get in from work.



Entertaining Space 

As well as unwinding, another extremely popular reason people consider house extensions is to create more space to do what they have a passion for. Perhaps you want more space to cook and spend time with the family? A media room? Someplace for the kids to play? You have the option to expand any of your current rooms, as well as creating totally new spaces- anything is possible. 


Added Value 

As well as improving the quality of their home life, many people consider extending their home in order to add value to their property and climb the property ladder.

By and large, redesigns -particularly extensions- have a tremendous effect on the value of your property. As house values persistently rise, the included value of an extension often will do as well, which may be a massive advantage for individuals attempting to increase their capital, both as trade choices and as homeowners. 

Practicality 

Generally, people often extend their homes for purely practical reasons. As you get older, or as your family circumstances change - often the practicalities of the house you live in need to change too. En-suites, utility rooms, family rooms, office spaces, and more kitchen space are just some of the ways you can increase the practicality of your home to better suit your needs. If you can design and alter your home to specifically meet your families' needs, it makes sense to extend rather than go through the lengthy, laborious and expensive process of moving.


Final Thoughts 

Ultimately, extending your house will, without a doubt, increase the value, suitability and practicality of your home, giving you a higher quality of family life. If you think you would like to extend your home but you’re not sure what you’d like to do with space yet, Athtech Designs can help you to discover and highlight what matters to you most. We take all of your requirements into consideration when creating your design, in order to make your dream space become a reality. Get in touch today to see how we can help.



WHY YOU NEED TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

Architectural technical drawings help to make a detailed layout of any type of construction that is either added onto your home or even used to fabricate a totally new structure. They are an amazing means of getting ready for your new project to guarantee that everything runs easily and productively so the outcome looks precisely how you imagined it. These drawings can be utilized for the accompanying projects:

  • New Extensions 
  • New Builds 
  • Loft & Garage Conversions 
  • Outbuildings 

All You Need To Know 

 When planning your new project with Athtech Designs it is crucial to ensure that you have a detailed/technical drawing that gives you an understanding into what the eventual outcome will resemble and where you might need to make changes. By having a drawing, you are not obliged to work on your home, and it's a means to re-evaluate your alternatives if the drawing isn't exactly what you anticipated. There are likewise various advantages and reasons why you ought to have technical drawings produced and here are only a couple.  


Become more familiar with Architectural Drawings 

 In straightforward terms, a design drawing for home modifications or new builds is a depiction of what the eventual outcome will resemble just as giving information on the best way to accomplish it. Drawings will incorporate dimensional info and position of important features, for example, openings, windows, doors, generic kitchen layout, bathrooms, etc. 

Technical architectural drawings have changed into various kinds of arrangements to help give an idea where each component of the project is measured and detailed for both you and the builders. Regardless of whether you are needing more space in your home or wanting to change the inside or outside totally, you will require some type of structural drawing. 2D and 3D drawings are currently accessible to give a practical and visual portrayal of the eventual outcome.  


Styles of Drawings 

When beginning a new project, you will no doubt have some sort of architectural drawing to refer to that will with the planning and building process. Depending upon what kind of scheme you are building, you may require more than one type of technical/architectural drawing. For instance, on the off chance that you are building your own home, you will require a site, floor, sections and elevations. To help you find out about the various kinds of plans and what they are required for, here are the three most basic sorts of architectural designs for home extensions and new builds. 


 1. Floor Plans 

New extensions will change the layout, structure and look of your home. With layouts, you can get a feel of what your home will resemble and whether you might need to expand further or roll out more improvements. Floor plans are a vital part of interior design and are presumably the most well-known building drawing that you will have seen. 

There are likewise two distinct sorts of floor plans which can give you alternate opinions about your home. A 2D floor plan will incorporate considerations and measurements of the space alongside openings, doors and window areas. You will normally discover that 2D floor plans will be technical yet contain a huge amount of dimensional and spatial information. 

Nonetheless, as innovation has progressed, so has the manner by which floor arranging is organized and planned. 3D floor plans give you a more realistic perspective of your new building. This gives you a great appreciation of the size and how you will have the option to manage the room once the construction has been finished. A 3D floor plan might be ideal for those that wish to extend a room and might want to ensure that they are going to include the features and fixtures they require. If you have a project of your own that you have in mind, please feel free to get in touch and how we may help. 


2. Site Plans 

 Site plans are genuinely like floor plans as it gives a detailed drawing of how your extension or new build will look. Nonetheless, it offers a full look at each floor one next to the other, with the goal that you can get a precise feel of how your home will look once the project is finished. This type of architectural drawing is ideal for those that are extending more than one story of their home or planning another new build. 

Much like the floor plan, you can make both 2D and 3D designs to help give you a detailed view of how your home will look. The 2D arrangement will assist you with deciding the measurements and window and new opening positions, while the 3D layout offers a design with added features to give you a feel of how to plan your room whenever it has been finished. With a site plan, you can plan a room that suits your necessities and one that gives you a more practical living space. Planning Site Plan 


3. Elevation Views 

Elevation views are vital for most home redesigns when the presence of the home either outwardly or inside is being modified. Elevation views give you a sense of the room and feel of how your project will change your home. An outside elevation is ideal for those designing a new build, as it gives you an appreciation of what your home will resemble once finished from the outside. 3D views are also essential as they give you a detailed visual portrayal of your extension. In addition, they are useful for the client to rearrange important features and plan each area of their extension or new build. Furthermore, it is also important for the builders as it gives them a detailed plan to follow.  


Valued Drawings 

Having technical architectural and engineering drawings helps you envisage how your home will look like, however, it also has various advantages all through the planning and construction processes. Drawings improve your own understanding of the process by keeping everybody educated on your building proposal. Here are a couple of the advantages of having detailed specialised drawings for any home redesign project: 

Promotes communication – Communicate to your builders what your requirements and fundamentals are so they can change your home to suit you and your family. 

Improves quality – the more drawing plans that you have, the better the builder’s understanding of your project goals and aspirations. 

Solutions – Technical drawings will iron out all of the issues that require fixing and can assist with giving an answer for these snags before the development is started. 

Materials – Once you have your completed drawings, you can pick the correct materials for the work, being more conservative and giving the best quality to your home.  

Plan Your Dream Home 

Regardless of whether you are having an extension or a new build, it is essential to ensure that you have an expert architect that can assist you with creating the home you have always dreamed of. Our background in Structural/design Engineering allows us to provide expert advice on all aspects of construction, as well as providing technical drawings, giving you the most cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality or structural integrity. 

We collaborate with consultants who have prior experience working within local authorities and town planning departments, giving us the knowledge and expertise to get your project permissions passed in record time.Please get in touch to see how we can help! 

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