High Quality Home Extensions, Loft & Garage Conversions & House Refurbishments in the North West

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Design & Planning

Are you right at the beginning stage of planning your dream home extension?

If so, our Design & Planning services are the perfect way to start your project on the best footings.

Please find below our typical fees to provide our services

Services Single Storey Extension Double Storey Extension Loft Conversion Garage Conversion
HOME CONSULTATION AND DESIGN SERVICES £495.00 £595.00 £495.00 £495.00
SUBMISSION TO PLANNING* £550.00 £550.00 £550.00 £550.00
SUBMISSION TO BUILDING CONTROL** £395.00 £445.00 £395.00 £125.00
STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS REPORTS £245.00 to £545.00 £295.00 to £695.00 £245.00 £0.00 to £245.00

* If your proposed extension is exempt from planning permission under permitted development, we would apply for a Proposed lawful use application.
** The local Building control inspection fees are not included in these figures and would be payable directly to the Local Authority before the building works commence.

HOME CONSULTATION AND DESIGN SERVICES

Following our initial free consultation, we will carry out a full technical survey of your home, allowing us to produce your proposed extension design for your review and comments. Any necessary amendments would be made until you are happy with all aspects of your design. It is imperative that the home extension design meets your requirements, and that you are happy with our proposals before you proceed to the next stage.

What's included in this package?

  • Home consultation to discuss customers schemes
  • Full house survey to allow scaled drawings to be produced
  • Full telephone & email support throughout the design & drawing process
  • Full CAD drawing package of your home comprimising of final scheme
  • Existing & proposed floor plans at 1:50 scale
  • Existing & proposed elevations (views of the outside of your home) at 1:50 scale
  • Electronic PDF copies of your drawing package

SUBMISSION TO PLANNING

Most new buildings or major changes to existing buildings, or to the local environment need consent - known as planning permission. First Choice Extensions can submit and validate your application to your local authority. We will also provide all the services required working with both you, the client and the planning case officer to achieve a successful application.

What's included in this package?

  • Submission of your planning application to your local authority including all council fees
  • Completion of your planning applications forms
  • Copy of the submission of your planning application to your local authority including all council fees
  • Design and access statement if your local authority requires
  • Energy efficiency checklist if your local authority requires
  • 3 x paper duplicate copies of all planning drawings
  • Site location plan at 1;1250 or 1:2500 scale
  • Existing & proposed site block plan at 1:200 or 1:500 scale
  • Monitoring of your applications progress with updates via email
  • Provision for any required additional details/ammendments or information to obtain your planning decision
  • Full telephone & email support throughout the planning application process

SUBMISSION TO BUILDING CONTROL

First Choice Extensions can provide full Building Regulation drawings showing the construction details (cross sections/assumed drain runs & current regulation specifications) Your chosen contractor is to ensure all current regulations are met, as detailed on the provided drawings. First Choice Extensions would then submit a building notice application to the local authority or independent approved inspector which would allow the build to be started.

What's included in this package?

  • Full Building Control notice submission to your local authority (fees vary - not included)
  • Completion of any local authority Building Control or application forms
  • Electronic PDF copies of your building regulation drawings and specification
  • 3 x paper duplicate copies of all building regulation drawings/applications
  • Existing & proposed site block plan at 1:200 or 1:500 scale
  • Proposed cross section (a view slicing through your home extension) at 1:50 scale
  • Proposed detailed floor plans at 1:50 scale (inc assumed drain runs)
  • Proposed roof layout at 1:50 scale
  • Detailed building regulations specification
  • Monitoring of your applications progress with updates via email
  • Full telephone & email support throughout the application process

STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS

Your home extension may require structural calculations to realise your design. Any structural alteration made to residential dwellings, whether it’s a small extension, or removal of an internal load bearing wall, needs Building Control approval. Structural calculations should be carried out to demonstrate compliance to the local authority. The Building Inspector will require these calculations during his visits to allow for the final certificate to be released. First Choice Extensions would provide all the required structural calculations where necessary, these can include, all steel work and connection details and timber roof specification requirements, which would allow continuity of your project and assist your chosen contractor and Building Control officer.

What's included in this package?

  • Design consultation with the structural engineer
  • Full hard copy and PDF copy of the structural engineers report
  • Existing & proposed roof plan at 1:50 scale
  • Production of the roof timber specification requirements and first floor joists
  • Production of the required Catnic lintels
  • Production of all required steelwork including all fabricated details and connection details
  • Production of all required padstones and footing/foundation requirements

If you already have your drawing packages available, we would be happy to provide a quotation for the build.