A F Architectural Designs

Turning your vision into reality

 

A.F Architectural Designs are based in the North West England / North Wales.

We specialise in offering planning, design and consultancy services to home owners looking to extend or convert their existing property.

Whether you are simply adding a porch to the front of your house, converting your existing space or adding an extension – we can help by offering cost-effective practical solutions

Based on your initial thoughts we will advise how to achieve the most potential from your proposed building works.3D1

We can also provide your drawings in 3D should you require.

Call us to discuss any requirements on: 07980 799827

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Please feel free to contact us for any advice or your free no obligation quotation.

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The Process

Contact us by either telephone or E mail, we will then to contact you to discuss your proposed work and arrange a time convenient to you for us to come and visit.

This initial visit will consist of a free consultation where we will discuss your requirements and offer you suggestions and helpful advice.

We will provide you with a set price for us to carry out your requirements.

If you are satisfied and decide to proceed, we will survey the site while we are there or arrange another convenient time.

We will then produce drawings for your approval.

 


Remodelling

Remodel existing rooms

Knocking down internal walls

Dividing rooms with partition walls

Installing en-suite bathroom or downstairs cloakroom

Remodelling is often the best solution if you need different living accommodation rather than extra living space.

In normal circumstances, planning permission is not needed for this work. However, the work must usually comply with the Building Regulations if it involves alterations to the structure of the building or the drainage, for example removing a load-bearing wall.

Extensions

Extending your property

Single storey, two storey extension or conservatory

If you are running out of space at home you have two choices, moving or extending.

A single storey rear extension or a loft conversion is a popular choice for terraced homes, but if space allows, semi-detached houses may benefit more from a two storey extension or loft conversion.

New Build

If you are looking to build a new house, garage or outdoor building, we can assist you to design your dream build.


Converting

Converting unused space within the house or a garage conversion

Conversions offer a convenient way to add an extra bedroom, bathroom or home office.

If your garage is only used as a junk store, ask yourself if it would be better used as habitable space.

You will have to upgrade the structure to meet current Building Regulations covering energy efficiency, damp-proofing and ventilation.

Planning and Building Regulations

Planning and Building Control are two separate departments within a local authority. Depending on your proposals, it may be necessary to submit separate applications to each department.

Building Regulations

Building Regulations are a set of national standards that are in place relating to all aspects of a building’s construction.

Building Regulations make sure that buildings are safe, energy efficient and accessible to all people, including those with disabilities.

In most cases, any construction work will require Building Regulation approval.

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Planning Permission

When new buildings are constructed, major changes to existing buildings are made or significant changes are made to the local environment, it is often necessary to obtain consent from the local council. This is known as Planning Permission. This ensures that buildings are not constructed in an inappropriate manner and that consideration is given to the needs of the people who live and work in the area.
The Planning Department of your local council is responsible for deciding whether any new development or changes to existing buildings can go ahead.
It is not always necessary to obtain Planning Permission for domestic extensions as some works are classed as Permited Development.

What our Clients have said

Totally professional. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in using A.F.Architectural Designs again and have recommend Alun to a friend who intends to use his service in a couple of months.. We would have no hesitation in recommending AFAD to anyone. Totally professional throughout the process.

Chris. Wirrall, Merseyside. October 2015

What our Clients have said

Not only did Alun provide me with the plans for my proposed house extension he also helped me by sorting out my Planning application. I cannot thank him enough for the help he has given me.

Richard. Bootle, Merseyside

What our Clients have said

We contacted AFAD to obtain drawings for a garage with office space above. He listened to our needs and supported us throughout the process ensuring the building mirrored or existing property. AFAD have always got back to our queries within the same day or at latest the next day and have explained each step so we’re fully able to follow the process. We are now looking at adding an extension to another property and will without hesitation use AFAD to carry out the planning process. Many thanks

R.Lincoln, Mold