Architect Drawings for Planning Permission

Let a CR Design architect turn your home design dreams into reality

Need an architect for your building project? Whether it’s for a renovation, extension, loft conversion or garage conversion, CR Design’s skilled and experienced team are here to get you started, from that first survey to planning permission advice.

The right architect team

Before we prepare your planning permission drawings, we will assign your project its own architect and design team. With decades of experience to draw upon, your architect team will develop your ideas and even suggest some of their own.

The team will also include a project manager, who will be your dedicated point of contact for the duration of your project.

An architect working on planning permission drawings
Working with us - our step by step guide on how to do a measured survey
Architect drawings with a quick turnaround

Your architect will prepare your planning permission drawings and have them ready for planning approval within 2-3 weeks.

During this time, your talented team will take that very first idea from concept design through to planning application – working with you every step of the way.

Measured survey

To produce your planning permission drawings, your architect will first require a measured survey.

You can provide the measured survey and photos yourself, or, for an additional charge, we can visit you to take the survey.

Find out more about our measured survey packages.

Planning permission v permitted development

Before your architect begins, we will perform a full check of your project against local and national planning permission advice and rules to determine the type of planning application required.

This will be either:

  1. Planning permission, which requires details of proposed finishes, materials, and the exact dimensions of the scheme.

or

  1. Certificate of Lawful Development within the rules of permitted development, which only requires concept designs.

Whether your project requires planning permission, or it can be completed under permitted development rules, your architect still prepare the same comprehensive package of drawings.

Find out more about the planning process and permitted development.

Visualising planning permission drawings
Planning permission drawings: what is included

Once we have the information we need, your architect will start by preparing a full set of drawings showing the floor plans, roof plan and elevations of your existing house.

The next step will be to prepare the set of proposed drawings based on your ideas, sketches and any example images you send.

When the drawings are done, one of our experienced structural engineers will perform an initial review of the project to ensure the layout is feasible.

Working with your architect

As your architect prepares your drawings you can have unlimited amendments and revisions to until everything is just right.

Though your architect and the rest of the team work remotely, we offer screen-sharing session and/or video calls to discuss your project and put some faces to names.

3D modelling & Ordnance Survey map

If you need some help visualising what your architect is designing, we can prepare a 3D model of your project showing the existing and proposed building.

We will also provide a licence for the OS map, valid for 1 year.

Applying for planning permission

When your architect has completed your planning permission drawings and you are happy with them, we will submit the planning permission application to your local council.

As mentioned above, this will be one of the following:

  • A full planning application
  • An application for a Certificate of Lawful Development.

As part of our service, CR Designs prepare and submit the application for you. For no extra charge, we will act as the agent for the duration of the application, and deal with the council on your behalf.

Please note that the council’s planning application fees are not included in our packages.
Our concept design & planning packages

Our comprehensive and affordable packages cover everything you need to get your building project started, including:

  • Architect and design team
  • Optional site visit to take a measured survey of your property (additional charges apply).
  • Planning permission advice and a full check of your project against local and national planning rules to determine the type of planning application required.
  • Screen-sharing session and/or video call to discuss your project with your architect and design team (optional).
  • All architect drawings required for the planning permission application.
  • Unlimited amendments/revisions.
  • A 3D model of your project showing the existing and proposed building (optional)
  • An initial review of the project by one of our structural engineers to ensure the layout is feasible.
  • A licence for the OS map, valid for 1 year.
  • Planning permission drawings ready to submit within 2-3 weeks.
  • Submission of full planning application, or an application for a Certificate of Lawful Development (Note: Planning application fees are not included).
  • CR Designs will be the agent for the duration of the application, and deal with the council on your behalf.

Our architect design packages are suitable for all types of house extension, renovation and self-build projects.

Let a CR Design architect design your next project

Get in touch today for further information and to request a quotation for your building project.

What's next?

Once planning permission or a Certificate of Lawful Development  for your drawings is obtained, you are ready to take your project to the next stage.

We can provide design support services for the duration of your project, including building control drawings and structural design calculations.

Our team will also be on hand to provide design and planning permission advice until your building project is completed.

Spotlight on:

House extensions

Depending on factors such as size and materials used, house extensions can fall under permitted development rules or require full planning permission. Find out more about planning your house extension here.

House extensions may require full planning permission or could fall under permitted development rules

Our other services

Building Regulation
Drawings

Your building control application includes a set of technical drawings and construction details for the project.

Structural Engineering Services

Most projects will require a structural design report as part of the building control application.

Measured Building
Surveys

A measured survey includes key information to complete planning drawings including measurements, sketches and photos.

5-star rated service

"CR Design were brilliant from first contact. They were extremely efficient and were very prompt in answering all my questions in relation to our garage conversion. They were very proactive in communicating with us and I only have positive things to say. I would not hesitate to use them again for our next project."

"Chris worked with us during the planning and design stage of our downstairs remodel. He was very patient as we went through the design iterations and with his team, took care of the drawings and building control application. We couldn't recommend more highly the professional and friendly service."

"Chris has provided us with a fantastic service. Great job and communication throughout....Very prompt service, highly recommended."

"Caroline & Christopher of CR Design Services were great to work with. They were both very supportive, efficient and very knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending them and working with them in the future. Thanks."

"Used CR Design Services for calculations and drawings for an extension/new build. We found the company through a web-search. Amazing response and turnaround times and Chris was always happy to help if we needed to changes to the design. High quality service and excellent value. Highly recommend and would definitely use again."

"CR Design were brilliant from first contact. They were extremely efficient and were very prompt in answering all my questions in relation to our garage conversion. They were very proactive in communicating with us and I only have positive things to say. I would not hesitate to use them again for our next project."

"Chris worked with us during the planning and design stage of our downstairs remodel. He was very patient as we went through the design iterations and with his team, took care of the drawings and building control application. We couldn't recommend more highly the professional and friendly service."

"Chris has provided us with a fantastic service. Great job and communication throughout....Very prompt service, highly recommended."

"Caroline & Christopher of CR Design Services were great to work with. They were both very supportive, efficient and very knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending them and working with them in the future. Thanks."

"Used CR Design Services for calculations and drawings for an extension/new build. We found the company through a web-search. Amazing response and turnaround times and Chris was always happy to help if we needed to changes to the design. High quality service and excellent value. Highly recommend and would definitely use again."

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