Private House, London, 2018
Residential House Extension
From exciting drawings to proposed planning application drawings pack
Adding an extension to a property is often considered to be a worthwhile investment as its purpose is two-fold: 1. granting the occupant(s) additional room to use however they see fit and 2. increasing the property’s worth whilst maintaining the value of the sum invested (or even providing a return) for if or when it is to be sold.
To extend a building, a defined and reliable planning process should be adhered to. Part of this process is the production of new drawings, based on original plans, which accurately convey what a proposed extension would resemble.
In this particular case, the client desired an extension to the rear of the property and some extra space in the form of a loft conversion. The former was commissioned in order to accommodate an enlargement of the kitchen (making it more functional and pleasant to cook in) and a new dining room. The latter opens up the loft area in order to fit an extra bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on the top floor.
To submit a planning application that has any chance of being approved, a drawing pack clearly outlining the proposed works is required. For the extensions of this private house, Ana Sidorova produced the plans that can be seen here; the areas highlighted in red identify where the property is to be extended.
Quality plans, resulting from an exciting process whereby the client describes the outcome they seek to the interior designer tasked with interpreting this into visual form, are imperative for the structural modifications envisaged to be successfully executed; dimensions, angles, layouts, etc, all need to be correct to ensure that the property is extended in accordance with the client’s intent and industry recognised building standards.
Hence the need for a competent and capable architect/designer who not only can comprehend a client’s vision, but who can also develop plans of the highest calibre to match.