Design and Planning
The first stage of any development is to obtain planning permission. Prior to applying for planning we will meet with you for free and discuss your requirements. We will develop the design and prepare drawings to support the planning application complete with site plans. Design and access statements will be required if the property is within an Area of outstanding natural beauty, Listed, a conservation area or a new build development.
After Planning Permission, there will be a requirement for Building Regulations. We prepare construction working drawings and specifications which are submitted to the Local Authority or Private registered building control consultant.. They explain HOW we will build the project. They will be examined by the Building Control Authority or compliance with the current building regulations.
These drawings are detailed and specify materials from the foundation to the superstructure of the building. The details refer to the Building Regulations necessary for approval under the Building Act 1984 and the Building Regulations 2000. On site, the Building Control Officer will check that the Building Regulations have been complied with, by carrying out inspections at the appropriate times.
After all approvals are in place we are able to offer services to obtain competitive tenders for your project. We advise on appropriate contractors to use in order to safe guard your investment in your project. During the construction process we can offer Contract administration services.
House extensions are an exciting means of developing and adding value to your current house. A well-planned extension can completely transform your family home. It is often cheaper and more practical alternative to moving house or upsizing. In addition, an extension can add many thousands of pounds in resale value to your property. At Arch Tech, we have the professional experience and creative vision to help make your dream a reality.
Whether you are thinking of adding a bedroom or two, a new garage, a home office or extending the kitchen space, we can help you with your ideas and develop a design to take forward through the Planning and Building regulation processes. Our passionate architectural design team can work with you to bring your concept to life, from the initial technical drawings through to the actualisation of your plans.
When buying a home, in many cases you have to fit yourself into the layout and vision of the previous occupiers. Extending or remodelling a home can take years of planning and is a significant investment. While you might be able to make this work for you and your family, it often involves considerable compromises. If you can’t find what you are currently looking for on the housing market, why not consider a new build home all of your own?
At Arch Tech, we have many years’ experience designing new build houses and other domestic spaces to match the creative vision of our customers. Talk to us about what you want and need from your home, and we will apply our extensive industry experience to help turn those ideas into bricks and mortar.
We can help you navigate through the complete design and build process, working closely with housing developers and Architectural Practices to support them in Technical drawing development. We can also guide you through Building Regulations and NHBC approval with site planning, setting out infrastructure drawings with a high level of attention to detail.
We are experienced professionals who are able to bring a creative and inspirational approach to the development of your ideas. This will enable us to provide economic as well as innovative design solutions. We understand the pressures that apply when improving or building your home and we will work with you to take your initial idea through to completion using our experience to ensure a successful outcome. We will tailor the full range of services that we can offer to suit your own particular requirements.
As Chartered Architectural Technologists we are bound by our institute’s code of conduct giving you confidence in our abilities. We have undertaken work for numerous Domestic Clients for Projects ranging from Porches to High specification House remodelling, Extensions and Roof conversions. Read out page about Architectural Technologists to find out how we work. This will provide you with information of the services offered by an Architectural Technologist.
Click here for link to UK Planning Portal for information on Planning and Building regulation information.
As the needs of you and your family change, you may find you have outgrown your home. When this happens, the decision to move house can be a difficult one, especially if the right property isn’t available in your area. House remodelling is an attractive alternative to both moving home and extending your property.
The remodelling process involves a total renewal of your interior and external rooms in order to make the most of the space you have. This can include rearranging walls, staircases and the layout of your rooms. House remodelling can be carried out on its own or as part of an extension project. At arch-tech, we have many years of experience redesigning properties to transform the look and feel of people’s homes.
Many people are unaware of the sheer potential inherent in their loft space. The average loft is dusty, hard to access and full of junk. At Arch Tech we are passionate about roof conversions – transforming unused space into airy, modern and vibrant living areas. Most homes can be adapted to accommodate a roof conversion. You may be surprised at what you are able to do with your space and how cost-effective it can be. Roof conversions cost significantly less than full house extensions and can add much value to your property.
We have carried out many roof conversions in Traditional cut and Pitch roof constructions, as well as modern trussed rafter roofs using Telebeam aluminium beam system to replace the struts within a trussed rafter.
Would you like an additional bedroom, games room or living area in your home, but don’t have the budget or space for a full extension? Talk to us, we are experienced architectural designers, and see how we can make it happen for you with a customised roof conversion.
Projects under taken in this sector contain many varied building type ranging from large storage warehouses, retail units and offices, all built in a manner of differing architectural styles. These include traditional and modern contemporary designs.
We often work with other consultants on these types of projects such as Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Energy Consultants, Quantity Surveyors and Landscape Architects. We also have a comprehensive selection of consultants at our disposal. We pride ourselves in being able to put a complete design team in place to deliver your project on time and on budget.
We have had recent opportunities to provide Architectural Technology support to local Architects working on a wide range of school buildings with in the Kent area. These include a number of new build replacement primary schools, extensions and re-modelling of existing schools including designing facilities for special needs children. Mostly working with and coordinating design information with other design team consultants. We have been involved in providing planning and working drawing packages for school extensions in association with local architects.
We also offer
Free initial Consultation
Measured and Photographic surveys
Bespoke design service
Full Planning, Householder Planning, Listed Building Planning and Conservation Area
Applications submission to Local Authority
Design and Access statements
Building regulation submissions
Project coordination and overseeing
Preparation of Tender information
Advise of Health and Safety obligations in line with the CDM 2015 regulations
Advise of forms of building contract to suit your project
When to use arch-tech UK Ltd and what for :
Professional and knowledgeable
We would thoroughly recommend Steve & Arch-Tech, he provided a very professional & knowledgeable service and helped to realise our dream of a beautiful contemporary garden/games room that fitted naturally within its historic surroundings. Steve suggested many innovative and practical ideas to make the building more interesting and suitable for our ever changing needs.
Matt & Sheryl
The result is beautiful
We chose Steve and Arch-Tech to design our new extension, moving away from a Victorian style to something more modern. They managed the planning, building, and budget for us. The result- a beautiful, contemporary, and bright garden room.
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