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It’s your Grand Designs moment. Assuming you have at least a vague idea of your dream house layout and exterior style, we’ll have your new house drawings finished in no time.

Maybe it’s a timid little two bedroom bungalow or even a six bedroom contemporary mansion… You are certainly going to need Planning Permission drawings and you are certainly going to need Building Regulations drawings. You aren’t going to get either of these without some professional, beautiful Architectural Drawings. We are here as an alternative to your local Architect. We will produce fast online planning drawings for your new house. Once your house plans are Planning Approved, we will produce the cheapest house building regulations available and submit them to your council free of charge for approval.

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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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
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Eco Friendly Plans in the UK

As the UK moves closer to becoming a Balkanized nation, it's more important to focus on eco-friendly project builds. These homes and buildings are more environmentally friendly and surprisingly, they can also be cost-effective. In this post, we'll look at some of the best eco-friendly build options available in the UK today. We'll have something for everyone, from timber frame homes to passive solar homes. Let's get started!   Green Building Plans and Eco-Design in the UK - A Brief History One of the biggest reasons to focus on eco-friendly architectural plans is to reduce our individual carbon footprint in…
Gemma Leon
19th April 2022
InspirationNew builds

What to expect when working with Arkiplan

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…
Dave
7th December 2021
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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
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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
InspirationNew builds

What is Broken Plan Living?

New trends in home design crop up so often these days, it’s hard to keep up. Open-plan living has been around a while now, well-known for its key traits of larger, open spaces and the removal of dividing walls to create an integrated, light and spacious feel. Now we introduce you to its younger sibling – broken-plan living which is all the rage in the home design world right now. Central to the concept of broken-plan living is the clever use of space and design to make an open-plan space look open but separated at the same time. This allows…
Dave
26th May 2020
InspirationNew buildsSustainable & RenewableYour home

Boosting Sustainability in Your Projects

Environmental decline is a huge issue which is capturing the attention of people worldwide. As such, people are increasingly looking for ways to be kinder to the planet in all areas of their lives and looking into boosting sustainability in projects. We find that more people are looking to add some sustainable elements to their home extensions or build, as this is the perfect time to incorporate them. Here we have a few tips for those looking to be more sustainable in their own home improvement projects.   Upcycling Upcycling is the art of taking old pieces of furniture and…
Dave
26th May 2020