As Resi says, it's not possible to tell without a plot plan and the exact sizes of all extensions, sheds, out buildings etc. Many other rules exist on top of the 50% of the original land ruling. It's best to check with someone such as the planning department or other professional who has all the relevant info.
We used our 50% up many moons ago with a Garage and Utility, mores the pity!
This home was decorated by our friends at MyBespokeRoom and you can find the items used in this design (including the blanket) here: https://www.mybespokeroom.com/inspiration/751
Hi Melody, thanks for your message - we love it too! Unfortunately, this is the owners of the property so I am unsure where they found it. Sorry about this but I hope you find your own version. Best wishes, RESI.
There you go!
Panic over. For now!
I would like to think that architects can add huge value to any project, but equally not all projects merit that degree of consideration. Ultimately it depends upon your appetite from good design and reassurances that you are making the best decision for what is (for most) your largest single investment.
I do appreciate that there are alternative methods to get designs developed, and whilst they may appear cheaper at face value, there are always hidden costs.
Architects are profession people and their rates are reasonable and proportional to the time it requires, and indeed the capital outlay on construction. I am naturally risk averse and I wouldn’t want to leave anything to chance.
My friend had a saying ‘pay your money and take your pick’!
Most architects will happily visit your home to talk through the benefits.
Looking at what you're trying to achieve you won't need architect. Good builder will help you with layout and how to best utilize the space. As Resi mentioned most likely you will need structural engineer for chimney breast removal and party wall agreement( you can ask for advice at your council)
Architects aren’t only useful in terms of drawings. You may know what layout you want but what does this mean in terms of planning? Could you get it within your permitted development rights? Will you need planning permission? Hiring an architect gives you a professional able to answer all these questions. Not only that, any potential planning will be covered by the architect. Saving you time and money (planning permission appeals can get costly, very quickly). They'll also be able to assess your space and recommend how to get the most out of it - meaning you get the most for your money.
They’ll also be able to advise on what other professionals / next steps you might need to look into, and put you in touch with the best ones, such as structural engineers and party wall surveyors. Without these, you may be looking at huge expenses in the future, if you’re project isn’t managed correctly.
If you’re worried about unreasonable architecture fees, you might consider our services. We offer one transparent fee after giving you a free consultation. You can also get an idea of what the industry in general charges with this blog:
if it doesn't fall within permitted development and require structural work , then I'd definitely say yes.
If using a service like Resi, you’ll first talk to our team so we can get an understanding of what you’re looking for and whether or not you’ll need a measured survey carried out - if you do, we’ll arrange this on your behalf. Then you’ll receive a quote on our services and be asked to pay your deposit. Once paid, you’ll be introduced to your personal architect and be given access to your Resi Dashboard, an online platform that lets you upload measurements, documents, and images you want to inspire your build. Your architect will use your dashboard as inspiration during the design process.
During this process, your architect will advise you on budget and manage your planning and approval. Either by keeping you within your permitted development rights or working to get planning permission. They’ll also put you in touch with any necessary professionals, such as CCTV surveyors or structural engineers. You mention structural designs above, these aren’t provided by architects but by a structural engineer.
By the end of your time with Resi, you’ll have not only a completed set of drawings but should also have all planning approved and an understanding of all the upcoming steps for a completed build. We’ll could even provide builder recommendations.
In terms of interior - what floors to go for, window types - your architect could offer some thoughts but we would recommend getting this advice elsewhere. These are personal decisions and everyone’s taste is different. Where an architect really shines, is helping you get the most out of your space for your budget, meaning not a penny is wasted.
To understand the full ins and outs of how the extension and renovation process works, check out our interactive guide: https://resi.co.uk/interactive_process
The glazed roof was supplied by Slimline Glazing.
The skylight is custom made, as is always the case for Victorian properties due to the angled structure.
The cost of a 4m x 1.2m skylight would be around £6-10000 + VAT.
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