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Whether it’s rear dormer loft drawings, hip-to-gable extension plans, just a few Velux windows or all of the above, we’ll have your online drawings ready in a jiffy.

Maybe you need an extra bedroom and maybe you even have space for an en-suite too. Most loft conversion plans don’t require Planning Permission these days but it is still extremely likely that you will need some form of Architectural Drawings. Your Architect will certainly not be offering the cheapest plans and they will certainly not be offering the fastest drawings.

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
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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
Loft conversions

How Much Space Do I Need for Loft Stairs?

Loft conversion stairs Sometimes, moving house or buying a bigger property simply isn’t an affordable option and so creating space in an existing property is key for those looking to expand. Loft conversions are one of the most common architectural projects that homeowners embark on to economise on space for extra storage, another bedroom or perhaps an office. One of the most common questions an architectural designer is asked when planning a loft conversion, is how and where to position the loft stairs. When creating loft conversion plans, the loft stairs are one of the key design elements to consider…
Gemma Leon
4th May 2022
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Do You Need Planning Permission for a Loft Conversion?

Loft conversions can be built in all types of shapes, sizes, and scales. Whether you will need planning permission drawings for loft conversions in England and Wales, depends on specific factors. Some of these include : · Your location i.e. areas of natural beauty · The type of property you wish to convert · The size of the proposed loft conversion plans plans · The type of loft conversion design design Understanding Loft Conversion Permitted Development Rights In most cases, loft conversions are regarded as permitted development projects. This means that you are not required to obtain formal loft conversion…
Gemma Leon
4th April 2022
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The lowdown on loft conversions costs

Growing out of your dream home is a regular occurrence for homeowners. Perhaps your family is expanding and the property you've invested in no longer offers the space you require. You might find yourself contemplating whether it's time to sell, but that's not your only option. So what's the best way to extend your home on a budget? If you're weighing up the costs and time involved in relocating altogether, considering a loft conversion might be a more cost-effective option for you. Loft conversions offer you the opportunity to build up on your home, creating a new living space specific to…
Dave
9th June 2021
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Interior Design Tips For Your Loft Conversion

We recently teamed up with the wonderful people at My Bespoke Room so we asked them for their top interior design tips for our Loft Conversion clients.   What to consider when designing a loft conversion Loft conversions are an incredible solution to creating more space in your home as your family grows. However, these tricky spaces come with many design challenges! We’ve outlined here some of our favourite tricks and tips that we follow when designing these spaces for our clients and we hope they’ll be useful to you! At My Bespoke Room, it’s our job to bridge the…
Dave
2nd December 2020
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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
Loft conversions

Top Tips for a Stress-free Loft Conversion

A loft conversion can add significant space and value to your property. It’s a popular solution because it can be much easier, cheaper and less disruptive than a major extension project. If you’re thinking of converting your loft, here are our top tips to ensure your project runs smoothly and stress-free. Is your loft a useable space? The first thing to consider is whether your loft space is suitable for conversion. The good news is that most lofts are suitable, but consider these three key things to be sure for a stress-free loft conversion: Roof pitch – measuring the angle…
Dave
26th May 2020