What to expect when working with Arkiplan

by | Dec 7, 2021 | Inspiration, New Builds

It’s no secret, just the thought of starting a home extension project might already be overwhelming to just consider for most homeowners. With a reputation for constant timeline extensions, spiralling costs and outdated processes when using a traditional architectural process it’s no wonder online architectural drawings services are considered the future of design.

At Arkiplan, our top-tech architectural design service uses modern camera technology, video-conferencing and highly specialised designers to produce architectural plans and get council permissions for domestic building projects way more efficiently than traditional design processes.

We understand as a busy homeowner, your home extension plan needs to be as streamlined as possible, that’s why we’ll assign an expert Architectural Designer to your project that will guide you through your entire process from start to finish, taking the stress out of your home extension process.

How to get started


Part of what sets Arkiplan apart from other traditional architects is our simple, streamlined process for stress-free extension design.

After asking you a few questions about your building project, we’ll be able to provide you with an instant quote for your Architectural drawings.

Using our top-shelf technology, we’ll be able to take a 3D scan of your home to get accurate measurements of your house.

We do, however, understand the current pandemic brings a lot of hesitation to home visits, bearing this in mind, we have provided a few other options for you to choose from:

  • Book a 3D scan of your home through Arkiplan
  • Take your own clear photographs and upload them to Arkiplan & Provide measured floor plan sketches
  • Provide previous Architects drawings

Once we have the required measurements, we’ll be able to accurately draw up what your property currently looks like.

Next, you will be sent a request to schedule a video-call meeting where you will meet your Architectural Designer who will go through the finer details of your design vision. We’ll discuss your needs and the design proposal from the ground up. During your design meeting we’ll answer any questions you may have and ensure everyone involved in your project is on the same page.

Then our drafting team will get to work!

During this 14 days standard turnaround time, sit tight and relax knowing your drawings are in good hands. If you are in a rush to get started, you have the option of a 7-day drafting turnaround (+£99), 3 days (+£399) or even next day delivery (+£499).

We will issue the drawings to you using our mark-up tool you can review the design, scribble on the plans on-screen and ask questions/request amendments. We’ll tweak the plans as much as you want for no extra charge.

What’s next?


When you are 100% happy with the plans provided, we will send you a payment request for the remainder of your balance.

Upon payment, we will submit your Planning/Building Regulations Application for free! (if required). *Once submitted, we will send you instructions on how to pay your application fee to the Council.

Why choose Arkiplan?


When working with Arkiplan, you will receive a free AutoCAD (.dwg) file, *free Council Submission, a fixed price from the start, as well as a fast turnaround time of completion of plans.

Some other benefits to consider when using Arkiplan are:

  1. We 3D scan your home in just one hour.
  2. You meet your Architectural Designer online at a time that’s convenient for you.
  3. We start drafting your architectural plans immediately.
  4. Your price is fixedfrom the start and we can advise on potential cost-savings throughout the project.
  5. You can track everything on our app.

Taking our commitment to provide the best possible service to another level, during the consideration process of your Planning/Building Regulations application, we will chase up the council every week ensuring a decision is reached promptly and will communicate everything to you along the way.

Our team of expert Architectural Designers have a minimum of 10 years of experience each in the specific area of homeowner architectural design. They know the Planning and Building Regulations rules for domestic extensions, loft conversions and garden rooms inside out. This means the quality of architectural drawings you receive from us will be exactly the same standard as your local architect but the entire process is just far more streamlined, convenient and specialised.