PLANNING DRAWINGS & APPLICATIONS

At DMS Architects we work with you from the outset to help you achieve your ideal extension or dream
home. The key to any good design is to ensure that a home flows, has great light and functions as your
need it to, which is different for everybody. We take the concept design and work it up into drawings
suitable to be submitted for the Planning Application. We deal with the form filling, prepare a
Design and Access Statement when required, and liaise with the Planning Officer, where
possible, to ensure that we achieve the desired outcome.

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MARK & SOPHIE THORLEY, WEST BYFLEET


"David has designed a sizeable extension for us that will transform our home, making the most of our home and garden.

We are inexperienced in these matters, and have been impressed by his assuredness, his professionalism, and his ability to translate our ideas into real life, as well as contributing many excellent ideas of his own.

He has also worked seamlessly with the other professionals involved introducing us to many of those that we have required.

We have already recommended David to friends contemplating building works."

MARK LONG, FARNHAM


"From our first meeting with David, my wife and I knew that we had found a great architect. David was actively involved in the discussions, offered up some brilliant ideas, and turned our thoughts into a design. David guided us through the whole process from start to finish, and made it all seem so simple.

 

During our engagements with Party Wall consultants and a range of builders, all of them commented on how well done the drawings were, and our selected builder commented that they were some of the best architect's drawings that he had seen (in terms of layout and detail).

 

We also found DMS Architects fairly priced, and great value for money. We would thoroughly recommend DMS Architects for any job, big or small."

LYNNE COLGATE, CHOBHAM


"David was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish, he was very attentive, always available and worked within the agreed deadlines.

He was able to put together a design and layout that complemented the existing building which was also sympathetic considering it is an older property. Being a family man himself he understood the demands of a growing family and was therefore able to make some relevant suggestions.

David took ownership of the planning process which meant it was completely stress free for us. He was able to make recommendations of some excellent firms to take the building work on, one of which we chose.

We are delighted with the finished product and would highly recommend David"

WE PROVIDE:

CONCEPT DESIGN


From our first meeting and your brief, we will draw up sketch proposals to enable us all to understand what you are looking for. Often seeing something in a drawing brings things to life and helps you understand where you might want to make alterations to your original brief.

PLANNING


We take the concept design and work it up into drawings suitable to be submitted for the Planning Application. We deal with the form filling and, if required as part of the application, we will prepare the Design and Access Statement.

BUILDING REGULATIONS


Once we have gained the planning permission, you are required to submit a Building Regulations application before you start building. We can prepare these drawings and liaise with Building Control to obtain the relevant approval. We have close working relationships with Structural Engineers and Energy Consultants, with whom we may need to work with to cover all the aspects of the Building Regulations requirements.

WORKING DRAWINGS


For larger projects, you or your builder may require more detailed working drawings of how the building and its elements are put together. We can provide the necessary drawings and coordinate with your builder as necessary.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION


We can work with you to prepare tender drawings and documentation in order for you to obtain competitive prices for your project. Once the Contractor has been appointed, we can administer a standard building contract, have monthly site meetings with you and the builder, monitor the build quality and ensure things are being done as the drawings and specifications intended, certify the Contractors monthly invoices and issue the relevant Certificates that your mortgage lender often requires. For larger projects we would recommend that you appoint a Quantity Surveyor to work alongside us and the Contractor.

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS CERTIFICATE 


If you are a self-builder or developer, we can offer a Professional Consultants Certificate, which is required by the mortgage lender to show that the project has been built in accordance with the current regulations and to a satisfactory standard.

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