Frequently asked questions

Detailed Planning FAQs

The initial consultation allows us to understand exactly what you are looking to carry out for your project. When going over your ideas, we can offer you advice as well as discuss realistic time frames and fees.

Clients sometimes ask why they need a site measure. Having your own personal set of existing drawings is a must when looking to develop a property, they will be needed at every stage and will almost always be submitted to the local authority and building control body when required. It will also allow other professionals such as structural engineers to better understand the property and proposed works.

Every project is unique and must be dealt with individually to resolve its specific challenges. It may be that the deliverables must be tweaked to ensure we meet the needs of the project. Our architectural technologists will be able to inform you of this decision whilst also ensuring that the survey is carried out with minimal disruption; a typical residential property will take 2-3 hours.

The resulting measured survey will allow us to progress through the stages of work with the peace of mind that we are working in line with the existing property. It will also allow us to assess the design scheme to guarantee that your vision is adhered to whilst complying with local planning guidance.
Following on from this we can then ensure that Building Regulation details are drawn alongside this data, allowing for a seamless transition from existing to proposed. It is this sequential progress through the project that allows us to take what can be a complex process and simplify it for you; breaking it down into manageable stages. This all relies on a high quality detailed measured survey.

If you are interested in our measured surveys or would like to discuss our architectural services, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team today.

Once you’ve explained your project details to us we’ll be able to calculate the fees.

Property size, location, and scope of the project are all considered.

Once you’ve signed and returned the agreement form you will need to make a deposit.

Design stage £200 + VAT

Building regs = 25% 

At Detailed Planning we provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings – we are skilled at identifying the aspirations and needs of our clients and we bring our special skills, knowledge, and experience to all of our projects. To find out more about us, click here.

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  • Site Measure

    We arrange a visit to the property to take the measurements, relevant details and discuss the brief.

    Timeframe: up to 3 hours

  • Design Stage

    We then prepare existing and proposed drawings suitable for a planning application or to develop the design.

    Timeframe: 2 – 3 weeks

  • Planning Application

    We prepare and submit the planning application documents (if needed) and we deal with any negotiating.

    Timeframe: up to 8 weeks from submission date

  • Technical Phase

    Building regulation drawings include detailed technical drawings to be submitted to Building Control.

    Build Over Agreement – this includes the submission of the application.

    SAP calculations.

    Timeframe: 2 – 3 weeks

  • Partywall

    This will include the letter and drawings required for the party wall notice.

    Timeframe: 2 – 3 weeks

We work with structural engineers, town planners, councils, highways, energy performance calculator and building control.

We contact the relevant people for our clients depending on each project.