Getting Started

Getting Started on Your Home Extension 

Want to extend your house but not sure where to start ?

Inception & Feasibility

The first visit will be to do a consultation with you at your home / site / the building in question.  We will take a brief from you and listen to your requirements and will offer you impartial advice and ideas and explain what will be involved. Permitted Development Rights mean that many more people are able to extend their homes without needing to get planning permission.  But there are still a lot of restrictions on what you can and can’t do.  Even if your project doesn't need planning permission...YOU WILL STILL NEED BUILDING REGULATIONS APPROVAL in most cases.

Fee Quote

After the first consultation visit to your home or site, we will send you a fee quote for Architectural Services on your project by email or post.  We also give you an idea of other design costs such as the local authority fees, structural design fees and any other consultants required, so you can budget for the design stage of the work right up to the point of being ready to start building.

Survey of existing

After you instruct JMAD Architecture to do the project, the first step is to undertake a measured architectural survey of your property and draw it up ‘as existing’.  We always carry out the survey ourselves for alteration and extension projects. If the job is for a complete new-build we would in some cases arrange for a digital survey of the site by a land surveyor.

Extension Design

We are then ready to work on creating a design that suits your style, your property and gives you the extra space that you need within your specified budget and within the constraints of your site.  A sucessful extension balances your needs and wants with the limitations and opportunities presented by the existing property and site. The interior layout function is a very important part of home design.  We ensure the extension has a workable layout with efficient use of the space and will always suggest ways of improving the whole interior layout of a property so that it meets your needs better.

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