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.

Click for questions and answers on Building Regulations.

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.

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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

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I am very happy with my dealings with A.F.Architectural Designs. Alun has been very helpful and has made some very useful suggestions regarding the design of my project
I would recommend them and have already done so to a friend.
C. Dormer, Cheshire

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A.F Architectural Designs have been from start to finish a pleasure to deal with, right through from the initial free of charge consultation through to advising structural engineering consultants and managing the council enquiries that have occurred during planning permission stage, have shown professionalism of a very high standard.
N. Austin, Sale, Manchester

What our Clients have said

“We have not undertaken a large extension before, so my partner and I were relatively in the dark when it came to correct procedures in applying for planning permission. Alun was really understanding to our needs and provided us with advice during the whole process, which took the pressure out of what could have been a stressful procedure. Nothing was too much trouble and Alun has offered to provide advice, not only to ourselves, but also to the contractor once we engage.
We found that Alun’s costs were very competitive and his friendly, helpful manner made it easy for us to choose his services. If in the future we decide to have any further work done we will definitely go with Alun”.
S. Barley and M Cutmore
Chester

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Just writing to say how pleased we were with the service given regarding our property. Alun was very prompt and amicable and we would rerecommend you to friends . Thanks again
Mr and Mrs Humphreys, Flintshire

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I was very happy with the excellent service provided.
D. Craufurd, Manchester

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I hired Alun to make my drawings and building regulations. He did the job under my direction and in the way I wanted. He was very helpful.
He is very reasonable with his fees and he delivered the work on time .
Very good !,
Drawing/Building Regulation. Hemir, Bootle – Liverpool. September 2016.

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A.f architectural designs Supplier Feedback: Excellent company, very nice guy and did an amazing job of our loft conversion plans.
Architectural Design. Jon, Hyde. August 2016.

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A F ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS.Mr Alun Jones, he is very professional efficient and polite, quick to response to all your email and text. he promise to come to site to see work and was very punctual. The work was completed on time with no delays his service include filling in forms and sending off. We needed a Structural engineer and with Alun recommendation they were also very professional and experience. price and jobs are highly recommended. I will definitely recommend friends and family.
Architectural Design Services. Sue, Radcliffe. July 2016.

What our Clients have said

Very happy with the service provided by Alun at A F Architectural Designs. Alun was very flexible in regards to meeting us to discuss the works and carried out our request in a timely manner. We felt that the work was done to a high standard and the cost very reasonable.
I would be happy to recommend Alun and indeed have done to a number of friends seeking similar services.
Architectural Design Services. Jen, Stockport. July 2016

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Brilliant! Very professional, friendly and helpful. Quick service at good rates.
Architectural Design. Gill, Whitefield. April 2016.

What our Clients have said

Promptness of response : Alun contacted me straight away and was very helpful. He was prompt with all email replies and very professional.
Architectural Design (Medium projects), Eccles, Liz – January 2016

What our Clients have said

Promptness of response : The supplier was in contact with me immediately upon searching and it soon became evident that this was the company I was going to do business with.
Quality of service : Alun has been very professional and curteous in all my dealings with him both through email and telephone communication. He has always supplied an instantaneous reply to any of my questions.
Value for money : 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.
Professionalism : With instant communication whatever time of day I have called him and his knowledge of how to deal with any problems I have asked him advice on I would have no problem in recommending him. He deals with the situation in a quick and curteous manner.
Architectural Design (Small Projects). Richard. Bootle, Merseyside. November 2015

What our Clients have said

Promptness of response : We received an email from Alun with half an hour of posting my enquiry.
Quality of service : Absolutely! The service, attention, attention to detail and ideas , as well as our own ideas, were excellent.
Value for money : The whole service from start to finish , for our alteration and extensions plans were very good value and completed in a very timely manner.
Professionalism : Totally profession. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in using A.F.J Designs again and have recommend Alun to a friend who intends to use his service in a coulpe of months.. We would have no hesitation in recommending AFJ to anyone. Totally professional throughout the process.
Architectural Design (Small Projects). Chris. Wirrall, Merseyside. October 2015