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Whether it’s single storey kitchen extension drawings, two storey extension drawings or all of the above at once, we’ll have your online plans ready in a jiffy.

Maybe you are fancying a new open-plan kitchen/diner or maybe a couple of new bedrooms upstairs? Lots of house extensions don’t require Planning Permission these days but many still do. Even if your extension plans fall under ‘Permitted Development’, it is still extremely likely that you will need some form of Architectural Drawings. We are absolute experts in providing cheap extension plans online for planning permission or a Lawful Development Certificate.

Here at Arkiplan, we specialise in providing you were quick, cost-effective and easy, online extension drawings for your building projects. We’ve providing over 3000 customers with their drawings, so you can trust us to deliver.

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ExtensionsLoft conversionsNew buildsYour home

Home Improvement Checklist for Your Next Home Project

Home improvement projects are fun, but they can also be expensive and time consuming. Use this checklist to make sure that you're prepared for any potential problems before starting your next big project. Can You Afford the Project? Before you start any project, make sure you have enough money available to complete it. If you're not sure whether you'll be able to afford the project, talk with a lender or financial advisor first. The cost of building materials, building contractors, the cost of delays, potential storage options and even the cost of living elsewhere if needs be, all need to…
Gemma Leon
17th May 2022
ExtensionsLoft conversionsNew buildsYour home

Do I Need a Structural Engineer?

Structural Calculations for the Homeowner When considering a newbuild project or even simpler architectural plans, such as plans for a loft conversion or an extension, structural calculations must be part of the process. An architectural designer will create plans suitable for building control approval and in doing so, engage a structural engineer to decipher load bearing walls and/or how many structural beams would be needed to supoort the structure. Accurate structural calculations are crucial to an architectural project because no one wants to build something that later isn't considered structurally sound, or even collapses.  How are Structural Calculations Determined? Structural…
Gemma Leon
13th May 2022
ExtensionsInspirationYour home

Do You Need Planning Permission for an Extension?

There is no denying the fact that a beautifully planned extension can transform your entire home. An extension offers the opportunity to add space, value and contemporary design -  an investment that definitely pays off. Whatever your requirements may be, you should understand the specifications in regards to extension planning permission and extension building regulations, before starting your project.   Planning Permission or Permitted Development? Gorgeous open plan kitchen Planning permission gauges whether your extension plan aligns with local policies or whether it would cause unacceptable damage or impairment to the local area. Some extensions will not require planning permission,…
Gemma Leon
11th April 2022
ExtensionsYour home

Home extension ideas to consider in 2022

In light of the isolation all of us have been forced into for the last two years, it’s no wonder home renovation builds are on the rise. With endless time to reassess the layout of our living space, and what it's lacking, it's predicted that in 2022 an insurgence of homeowners is taking the plunge to update their space. House extensions are a fairly straightforward and affordable way to improve your property. They improve your living space by allowing more light into previously dull areas, opening up the flow from one area into another, or even optimizing a room to…
Dave
10th February 2022
ExtensionsNew buildsYour home

How To Get Building Control Approval

There are two ways to get Building Control Approval - which is best for you?   If you are in the planning phase of building or renovating a home, the need for Building Control Approval has probably entered your radar. This approval is essential for any build or renovation. The Building Regulations look at the construction standards to ensure all structures comply with the minimum standards of health and safety and conservation. While the regulations remain the same throughout England and Wales - each application must go through the relevant local authority. There are different ways to get approval. This…
Dave
3rd March 2021
ExtensionsNew buildsYour home

All you need to know about the CIL

What is the Community Infrastructure Levy? If you are building a new house or adding an extension to your current home, you have come to the right place. Arkiplan is here to help you through the beginning phase of this process, starting with what you need to know about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This charge is imposed by certain local authorities in England and Wales, to assist in maintaining and improving the local infrastructure that your build could impact. While this levy is a well-thought-out solution for areas where builds are taxing on the existing infrastructure, the impact on…
Dave
5th February 2021
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Interior Design Tips For Your Extension

We recently teamed up with the wonderful people at My Bespoke Room so we asked them for their top interior design tips for our Extension clients.   What to consider when designing an extension Sometimes a blank canvas can be the most daunting! It’s very common to feel a bit overwhelmed with ideas and the pressure to get the most from a new extension. In this guide we’ll take you through the most important factors to consider when designing your dream extension and the most common mistakes to avoid!  Our biggest piece of advice is to get the design and…
Dave
2nd December 2020
ExtensionsInspiration

Which Doors Would Be Best for My Extension?

Whether you’re planning a rear, side or wraparound extension for your home, the doors you choose can transform the look and feel of the entire thing. The right doors not only allow access to the outside world but let light into your home and can even be a special feature that creates the ‘wow’ factor for future buyers. We weigh up the main options to help you choose the best doors for your extension…   Sliding Doors Sliding doors have been a popular addition to homes for several decades now but still provide a modern feel. The reasons for their…
Dave
26th May 2020
ExtensionsGarden roomsLoft conversionsYour home

10 Home Improvements Without Planning Permission

We all know planning can be a nightmare. There’s plenty of horror stories circulating with the power to put you off home improvement projects for life. The good news is there’s plenty of improvements you can make to your home without ever having to seek planning permission. Here’s 10 ideas to get you started… 1. A Garden Room As long as you stay within permitted development rules, you can get a garden room without planning permission. The key here is that you don’t plan to use it as a separate sleeping area or an annexe. If you do decide it…
Dave
26th May 2020
ExtensionsYour home

Do I Need a Structural Engineer for My Extension?

If you’re embarking on your first home extension project, you may be confused about all the different professionals you may need to involve – architects, builders, structural engineers. What is the difference and which of these do you actually need? Continue reading for more information on what a structural engineer is and if you will need one. What is a structural engineer? Specialising in just a few key areas, a structural engineer may be required if your building project affects the structure of your property in some way. This includes things like rear extensions, loft conversions and room alterations involving…
Dave
26th May 2020
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Do I need planning permission?

Permitted Development Rights (Read more on the gov.uk website) were extended permanently this year. This gives you the right, as a homeowner, to build certain extensions on your property without the need for planning permission. The rules around this are specific and can, at first glance, seem complicated so here’s what you should consider before drawing up any plans… What is permitted development? Permitted development grants you permission to extend your property without having full planning permission, providing that your designs fall within government guidelines relating to the size and appearance of the extension. If you’re thinking of extending your…
Dave
5th December 2019