Plans & drawings
Whether you are designing a new home, extending your current one or building into the loft to add value and space, at Blink Architecture we guide you through the entire process. From initial design, securing planning permission, obtaining Building Regulations approval through to construction and completion – we’re with you every step of the way.
Planning and Building Regulation Drawings
Our key service is to provide plans and drawings to obtain planning approval, and enable a builder or contractor to provide a quotation for your project.
There are usually 3 stages of drawings we provide to our clients:
- Feasibility Sketches / Preliminary Plans
- Formal Planning Drawings
- Building Regulation / Construction Drawings and Detailed Drawings
At the start of a project we work very closely with you to gain an understanding of your vision. This process starts with some initial sketch floor plans, investigating as many options to meet your brief as you need. Some clients approach us knowing exactly what they want – but we still like to give you alternative options you may not have considered. At this stage, you can also send us your own sketch plans or images of other projects you like and that match your ideas.
Formal Planning Drawings
When submitting planning application drawings, we adopt a more artistic approach to the drawing style to sell designs to the planning officer. These drawings show the existing building and the proposed building with plans and elevations. They do not contain any technical information as the planning drawings are used gain permission to build, rather than how it is built.
Building Regulation / Construction Drawing
This style of drawing is purely technical and details exactly how the building is to be constructed. We include as much information as we can to enable the builder to construct and meet your design, and provide any additional information they may need. At this stage we incorporate any additional information from a structural engineer (where applicable). These drawings can also be used to send to builders to price for your project.
We think it’s important that you understand the process as much as we do, so that you aware of all the different stages involved.