Lets face it, they’ve been living in your loft rent free for years. Lets turn that dark and dusty place at the top of your home into something quite fabulous
We are certainly not your typical architectural design studio, knocking out loft conversion plans willy nilly and charging rates that Nasa Astranaughts would be worthy of.
Our company ethic is to provide our clients with a fun, friendly and easy way for clients to get expertly produced loft conversion plans online.
We will take on board all of your ideas and aspirations and work with you to ensure your converted loft space becomes everything you dreamed of.
You will be assigned an architectural designer at the start of your project and they will go through the whole jouney with you from start to finish, allowing you to build up a real relationship along the way and many of our clients have gone on to become good friends.
You can message your designer at any time directly through your online project board or by downloading the app.
You can also schedule a telephone or video calls to discuss the progress of your loft conversion plans at a convenient time to suit you.
Excuse the pun in that last headline, we couldn’t resist !
Did you know that the average architect fee in the UK is around 10% of the buid cost of your extension (this can be as much as 15% in Greater London).
With the average price of a loft conversion now around £55K thats between £5,500.00 – £8,250.00 just for your loft conversion drawings!
One of the reasons for this is that many architects work on large commercial projects and a small domestic project such as a loft conversion is often overlooked or considered in someway to be sub-par to a large commercial project.
At Fixed Price Architecture we only work on domestic residential projects, it is what we do week in and week out and we are experts at it.
Typically, our fees for a set of planning and building regulations plans for a loft conversion are just £895.00
That’s a whooping saving of £5,605.00 from the most conservative figure of 10% of the overall build cost !
Okay, we promise to stop with all the roof puns now.
Some loft conversion plans providers, both online and locally sourced will only provide loft conversion plans that cover the planning stage, preferring not to get involved with the building regulations side of things.
There are two reasons for this, the first is laziness and the second is a lack of understanding of loft conversions in general.
We have an unrivalled knowledge of UK Building Regulations and are more than happy to provide building regulations drawings for your project.
This service can also be extended as your project moves along to include things such as steel beam calculations, party wall notices, party wall agreements, and much more besides.
In short, we offer a simple one stop service for all of your loft conversion project design needs with no need to outsource to anyone else.
We can offer you two types of design service.
The first is a fully online only service whereby we would require you to provide us with some basic floor plans (or old estate agent, or previous architect plans can also be used) together with photos of your home and of course details of what you are looking to achieve with your new extension
The second service is our at your home service. If you select this service then your designer will come and visit you at your home.
You will have the opportunity to run through your project with your loft conversion architectural designer and they will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Our at home service also includes for a laser HomeScan survey of your home.
This is an increibly accurate way of measuring your home and enables us to create a 3D BIM model of your home which means your loft conversion plans will be incredibly accurate.
Check out our other useful guides
Planning Permission Drawings
Online Plans Service or Local Architect
We have added some examples of our loft conversion plans to this page so you can clearly see the quality of our work. We believe that high quality loft conversion plans needn’t cost the Earth which is why we have set our prices so reasonably.
Why choose to purchase your loft conversion plans online instead of using a local architect or designer?
The first benefit is convenience, most of the ‘hard lifting’ is carried out completely online and within your own personal project board where you can communicate with your achitecturel designer, request alterations and see realtime updates on the progress of your planning and building regulations applications 24/7
If you are looking to convert your loft a key element to any loft conversion is a good quality set of extension plans for your builder to work from.
All of our building regulations drawings or combined planning and building regulations drawings include everything your builder will need to work from – all on one set of perfectly commisioned extension plan drawings.
Although we only survey properties within a 200 mile radius of our offices in Essex, we are able to offer extension plans to homeowners all over the UK via our ‘you measure we draw’ service.
All we need from you is a sketched floor plan with measurements together with photos of your existing home and some sketches and notes detailing your proposals.
Once we have all of this information we will invite you to an inboarding session over Zoom where we will run through everything together to ensure we have everything that we need to produce the extension plans for your home.
We can produce planning drawings, building regulations drawings or combined planning and building regulations drawings for your loft conversion
Q: I have my own ideas as to how I want my loft conversion, can these ideas be accomodated within your Architects plans?
A: Absolutely yes – our designers work with you and will always be looking to you as our clients to provide as much input into the design as possible. We will produce extension plans that bring your ideas to life, not replace them with ideas of our own.
We have added examples of planning permission drawings on this page. Typically speaking, they will need to show existing elevations and floor plans are all clearly drawn to a scale of 1:100 and that the proposed floor plans and elevations are drawn to a larger scale of 1:50 as the level of detail needs to be clearer.
We also provide a block site plan (proposed) at 1:200 scale and a site location plan at a scale of 1:1250
All of our clients will recieve access to their own online project board.
This is where you will be able to upload information such as photographs and sketches as well as post comments to your designer.
The project board is something we are incredibly proud of and we have made it as intuative as possible with comment features much like we are all used to using on social media platforms.
Furthermore there is a downloadable App for your mobile device which allows you to recieve instant notificatons and allows you to view the status of your project at your finger tips 24/7.
We are the first online Architectural Services provider to offer our clients such a platform to collaborate directly with us.
The benefits of our system are: