House extensions form the mainstay of planning permissions throughout the UK and Sure Planning Permissions is set-up to provide homeowners and residential property developers throughout Greater London a professional, fast, friendly and creative architects service.
BIM Building Information Modeling BIM Building Information Modeling - Takes a leap from two-dimensional drawings to open 3D design on your computer. Its aim is to enable all skill sets involved (not only at the design stage but during construction and beyond) to refer to, and input their components of the project and visualise the impact.
As the house owner you can have a real understanding of what goes where in your new home
Even after the build is a complete, future craftsman and designers will be able to see the projects otherwise hidden secrets so as to save time and minimise assumptions and guesswork when carrying out repairs or alterations.
3D Renders are the norm for property developers who wish to sell their creations to a prospective home buyer but its also used for home owners to really understand and almost feel what us, as architects we are trying to achieve. The render process enables architectural design finishes and fittings to be changed quickly and an almost photo quality visulisation to be explored by rotating the image to any viewpoint.
Virtual walk-through & fly-pass visualisation Our computer-generated graphics (CGI) take 3D to the next level and enable you to experience your design before it's built. It adds realist lighting effects, surface textures and colours making your exploration through your ideal home a lifelike experience. It enables you to experiment with alterations until its perfect for you and your family. Take a look for yourself.
Most extensions will require a planning application although we always advise if a building project can be built under permitted development in which case a certificate of lawfulness will be sought. This is not essential, however it is best practice as when you sell the property the conveyance solicitor is likely to request it as proof the development was in fact within the permitted development laws of the day.
The planning portal offers in full detail what you can and can't do but doesn't consider other important considerations of design, such as building regulations, ergonomics, aesthetics and construction methods. All of which impact hugely on overall design and cost
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