Remodelling, refurbish & space planning
If you are looking to create much needed space without building an extension, adding a loft conversion or garage conversion then some clever remodelling can achieve this. The internal layout of many homes does not make good use of the space available and with good design and careful consideration we at DMD Architecture can help solve this problem. Something as simple as removing partition walls, altering door positions and adapting windows can create a workable space to suit your needs with the added benefit of increasing the light and space available to you.
You will need to employ the services of a good architect, architectural technologist or architectural designer who can initially create an accurate floor plan from which you can work and they will provide knowledge and ideas that will create a workable living space to suit your needs. Once a measured survey has been carried out the designer can create many drawing options to scale. These accurate drawings can show things like kitchen layouts, bathroom layouts and bedroom furniture. They will look at the flow throughout the property and try to incorporate any views the property may have.
Planning permission is not normally required for internal alterations but building regulations will need to be adhered to. A good architectural designer will assist you with applying for building regulations approval and using the services of a good structural engineer. At DMD Architecture we carry out all building regulations and planning applications on your behalf, completely taking the hassle away from the client and will recommend tried and tested qualified structural engineers. Other issues that may need considering could include if your property is within a conservation area or is a listed building.
Some things to consider when opening up your living space is if any walls you wish to remove are structural and will therefore require steel support. Your architect will advise at an early stage and will work with the structural engineer to design, calculate and specify a solution.
If you are looking to remodel your home Dylan Morton Design and Architecture offers a comprehensive service from start to finish. We take care of planning permission, building regulations, provide structural engineers, recommend builders and offer project management. A one stop service you can use as little or as much as you like. For a free no obligation initial consultation please give us a call.