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Garage Conversions Barnet

At Detailed Planning, we pride ourselves on providing you with an expert, reliable and professional service. Every client and every project are treated with excellent care to ensure the success of your project.

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Garage Conversion Services in Barnet, North London

A garage conversion is one of the most cost-effective ways to personalise and expand your home. By using the existing structure of the garage, you can extend your property without the large construction process involved with a traditional extension.

Many garage conversions have provided homeowners with a larger living space, a personal office or even a second bathroom.

You may already know what you hope to do with your garage or you may want to discuss potential ideas. Either way, we ensure your conversion will meet your needs and provide the perfect addition to your home.

Established in 2011 we have been providing architectural services for all types of residential projects, working alongside homeowners, builders and developers. So, if you’re a homeowner looking to open up your home and create more room, or if you are a developer looking to maximise property potential, we will ensure your needs are met. You can check out our Garage Conversion Beginners Guide for more information.

The service was first class and we were kept informed of all developments throughout the whole process. We word certainly recommend Detailed Planning Ltd to all our clients and we use them every time we need planning services.

Would definitely recommend for any detailed drawings required, we got them in late in the day to provide building regs drawings, were really efficient in completing within the required timescales and went into a lot of detail to make sure everything was right.

Great service, professional and efficient at meeting deadlines. Clear communication on the whole planning and building process. Very nice people to deal with.

Garage Conversion Planning, Design & Build

Understanding Your Project Goals

When we begin, we’ll take time to understand your brief, you may also have ideas of how the end product will look. We’ll take this into consideration but also consider costs, planning constraints and buildability. There’s no point designing something that can’t be built!

Striving to Create Quality Spaces

Our number one goal is to create spaces that meet requirements and go beyond the expectations of our clients. We love to hear that our clients are enjoying their new home and this gives us the energy to go on.

Believe In Quality Design for Everyone

Good design should not be limited to some Architects only. We are here to provide excellent architectural environments to all, at a more realistic cost compared with some architect fees.

Pushing Technical Detail

Every project is unique and ensuring it is buildable should be considered from the outset. Should we provide technical drawings, we’ll make sure risks on site are reduced by considering all parts of your project. This should lead to overall cost savings and minimised delays.

High Planning Success Rate

We never take on a project where the principle of the development seems unlikely to be approved. During the design, we’ll use our knowledge and check planning policies to give your application the best chance of success. We have worked with many authorities and understand how planning applications are decided.

Flexible Design Approach

We are not fixed to one design style; therefore we can be used for realist extension design to ultra contemporary. We will listen to your brief and design a bespoke extension meeting your needs.

Free Quote

Want to talk about your project? We will always check your enquiry to ensure there is a reasonable chance of success.

Our quotes are free and we can provide free office consultations should your project be viable.

Our Process

1. Design

Whether your family is growing, and you need an extra bedroom, or you want a new bright modern open plan living; we can help find a solution to maximise your space. Here at Detailed Planning, we have a team of trained designers that are specialised in creating amazing spaces for all types of briefs. We understand the cost of developing a property, so we’re sensitive to our costs and guidance. We aim to help you stretch your money enough to get the best results!

2. Get Approved

We are experts at obtaining planning consent for a loft conversion. If your house benefits from permitted development rights, we’ll complete the necessary drawing and documents to demonstrate your proposal falls within guidance and the permitted cubic allowance. Should your loft conversion require planning consent, we can give you the best chance of planning consent by acting as your agent throughout the process.

3. Technical

This is the stage where the detailed technical drawings are carried out by our design team. We believe in providing extra detail so your builder construction your project with the quality it deserves. Remember, in order for a project to go accordingly, having a good, detailed set of drawings is crucial.

4. Ready. Set. Go

At last! Your dream home is now ready to go under construction! This is all very exciting and you now have all the relevant drawings to hand. At this point of the project, we provide a continued support service, so feel free to call us whenever you like. All that’s left to do now is grab a cup of tea and relax!

Site Visit/Measure

  • Consultation to Review Brief
  • Laser Measure of Your Property
  • Floor Plans and Elevation Measure
  • Existing Drainage and Property Investigation
  • Photographic Schedule
£250 +vat

*this price is an estimate based on previous project, not an actual quote

Drafting/Design

  • Existing Drawings
  • Proposed Drawings
  • Up to 3 free revised drawing sets
  • Planning application preparation (exc. council fee)

  • Act as your planning application
  • Negotiations and revisions with your case officer to achieve a successful application

£450 +vat

*this price is an estimate based on previous project, not an actual quote

Technical

  • Building regulation specification
  • 1:50 detailed plans
  • 1:50 section drawing
  • 1:10 detailed sections
  • Submission and liaising with Building Control (excl. fee)

  • Liaising with other consultations, i.e. engineer and party wall surveyor

£450 +vat

*this price is an estimate based on previous project, not an actual quote

£250 +vat

*this price is an estimate based on previous project, not an actual quote

£450 +vat

*this price is an estimate based on previous project, not an actual quote

£450 +vat

*this price is an estimate based on previous project, not an actual quote

Questions to Ask Your Designer

1. How much experience do you have?
Detailed Planning have completed hundreds of successful projects, from small extensions to large glazed modern extensions. We are up to date with planning and regulation policies to help avoid bumps in the process.
2. Have you worked within my local borough?
We’ve worked within every London Borough as well as the surrounding counties; this means we have excellent knowledge of what’s likely to be approved. Should we work further afield, we’ll make sure we’ll study the policies to determine if the development is feasibly, before proceeding.
3. Do you have liability insurance and a quality control process?
Our company has liability insurance of up to £1,000,000. To reduce risk, as well as using our depth of knowledge, we have a team to check others work prior to issue of any documents.
4. Will you manage all the pre-construction approvals?
The project will usually involve multiple approvals, not just planning consent. This will likely include, building control plan check approval, party wall agreements as well as structural calculations.
5. Will you assist with liaising with other consultants?

Yes, we will ensure that all the necessary consultants are instructed and are carrying out their duties. We discuss the project with them directly and make sure they have everything they need.

Did You Know?

We have completed over 1000 projects
We have 97.5% success rate on planning application
100% building regulations approval!

jemsmith1
jemsmith1
10:44 23 Dec 20
We have used Detailed Planning a couple of times now for planning issues related to our nursery business and they have... always been efficient and communicative and got the result we needed.read more
Francesca Malone
Francesca Malone
19:02 28 Oct 20
We have used Detailed Planning to help design and obtain planning for our single story extension converting our one... bedroom flat to a two bed. We have found them to be extremely helpful, communicating the process and how things work throughout. We were particularly happy with their ability to negotiate our extension depth with the planning office, resulting in 3.5 metres instead of the permitted 3m, which was crucial for our space to work. We look forward to working with them for the rest of the project.read more
Sharon Marsh
Sharon Marsh
15:51 21 Oct 20
We used Detailed planning for a loft conversion and side extension. Very helpful guidance with respect to what would be... allowed by the Planning department. Very efficient service. Would highly recommendread more
Christian Constantinides
Christian Constantinides
19:07 10 Oct 20
I used Detailed Planning for a new build home in the London Borough of Enfield. They managed initial feasibility and... concept design, the planning application process, building regulation drawings and support throughout the build. All in all the entire service was fantastic and I would certainly use Detailed Planning for future projects.read more
Claire M
Claire M
12:52 15 Jun 20
I hired Detailed Planning for the design of my loft extension along with the corresponding planning permission... application. Absolutely brilliant service.They know exactly what they're doing. They were open to my design changes whilst keeping a sharp eye on local council requirements. I'm so pleased - planning permission was granted sooner than expected with no changes. Thanks so much!read more
Komal Lulle
Komal Lulle
08:35 28 May 20
Excellent team and superb service. They are best a there job and they provide guidance, support, work and plan... according to your requirement. And do not hesitate in making changes until you are satisfied. Truly recommend themread more
Emma cheevers
Emma cheevers
15:00 20 May 20
Paul and his team were absolutely excellent to work with. I couldn't recommend them more. So professional, quick and... always ready with advice. Really enjoyed the experienceread more
Mel D
Mel D
21:03 13 May 20
Paul & Emily are fantastic, they have done everything from start to finish for our planning permission and technical... drawings and the quality of their work is very high (I guess it is in the name - detailed!) They have been patient with all our design changes, provided lots of advice, walked us through the process of who to engage with, when etc. and were always responsive and helpful when we have questions both via email and phone. This is our first major project and we are doing a loft conversion and remodelling the entire house so to have this support has been invaluable and well worth the money. We actually found them on trust a trader and obtained a few other quotes, DP was the most reasonable price wise, had the right qualifications, good reviews and a big plus was their well evidenced portfolio of work & experience in the area. It was a no brainier and they really have delivered beyond our expectations, most things have also been done via emails and zoom calls so the flexibility was there which really worked for us, would recommend them to anyone!read more
Gopinath V
Gopinath V
16:14 24 Jan 20
Detailed Planning were recommended to me by a friend. Right from their initial visit and all the way through to the... finished plans, they were very good and we could not have asked for better service. Paul and Emily were always very good in their work they answered every query we had and solved every issue that we encountered during the planning They work extremely well with their recommended engineer, surveyor and building control company to deliver a very good package. Thank you Paul, Emily for your excellent work, We can't wait for our extension to be completed.read more
Ornela Haxhia
Ornela Haxhia
11:48 09 Jan 20
We found Paul and Emily very professional, insightful and helpful during the planning approval stages of a rear... extension to our property. They provided us with regular timely updates. We highly recommend. We have already passed on their details to friends who are looking to make changes to their property in the summar.read more
Nicky Freedman
Nicky Freedman
19:51 23 Dec 19
Nothing a problem for the team at Detailed Planning, helpful, always at the end of phone, attentive and reliable and a... fast efficient service. Would definitely recommend and use again.read more
Stephanie Coward
Stephanie Coward
11:09 18 Dec 19
The service provided by Detailed Planning was exceptional, with fast response times and excellent communication... throughout the project. We would definitely recommend Detailed Planning and look forward to working with Paul and the team again in the future.read more
Oliver Jenkinson
Oliver Jenkinson
19:30 21 Nov 19
Pro active and efficient and got the job done.
Vinay Rughani
Vinay Rughani
18:55 20 Jun 19
Detailed Planning were recommended to me by a friend. We found their prices very reasonable so instructed them to draw... up plans for our extension. Right from their initial visit and all the way through to the finished plans we could not have asked for better service. Paul and Emily were always very easy to get hold of, which I'm told is not the case for all architects. They answered every query we had and solved every issue that we encountered during the planning and party wall agreements with minimal fuss and in good time. They even sorted our build over agreement for our manhole to be moved. They work extremely well with their recommended engineer, surveyor and building control company to deliver a very good package. Thank you Paul, Emily and everyone at Detailed Planning. We can't wait for our extension to be completed.read more
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