WHY CHOOSE US FROM ALL THE OTHERS
With over 35 years of PLANNING LAW we will get you the results you are looking for. We get straight to the point and tell you what will pass or fail, We have to be straight with you from the beginning as we understand the process and know the latest SPD, permitted development guidance set out to this years planning policy's written booklets. Call the team today!
THE BEGINNING STORY
Twenty years ago, I required an essential single story rear extension on my first 1930's three-bedroom house the reason? Was to extend our current ground floor kitchen and living room as we had a small house. Back then the internet was relatively new, and people referred back to the local directory the yellow pages or the Thompson where the most popular books find local architects and drafting technicians to create drawings for planning and building control approval. I was phoning around from company to company and was shocked at the jargon other architects were giving me! 20% of the build cost! Is what they wanted for drawings! or we need to come out and have a look at the project in mind and charge you for site visits! And surveys.
"ARCHITECTS EXTORTIONATE PRICES AND CONFUSING SERVICES"
All was not clear with the pricing and services others were offering, I was going around in circles, and all we were doing was building a small extension like a square box on the back of our house. Why was it so difficult to get the service I wanted?
After one month trying endlessly
from others, getting pricing from
£1800 to £3000 for a set of
drawings (that's 20 years ago
pricing too) I thought I would give it
ago myself. My background was
working in a structural engineering
office in baker street where I was
having inside training from senior
collogues on a daily basis which
helped me understand how to put
these drawings together. After two
weeks of working on the drawings
and looking through endless
building regulation booklets, getting
help from the other
workers I had a full set of plans
ready for submission to the council.
After two weeks the council signed off all
the design works issuing certificates for the
build to take place.
The idea then came to me to help others
in need of the same service.
"OUR FIRST PROJECT"
It all started 20 years ago from here, now providing an all in one service for you the home owner helping in every angle of the design to construction phase at affordable pricing and high quality drawings
Now looking back we have been educating so many home owners and builders during our years in the design field and still keeping up the excellent reputation we have in helping others achieve their objective in getting all design plans approved by all the authority's
DISCOUNT PLANS LTD
architectural design studio
Still producing high specification drawings at the best price since 2005 - London - Surrey - Herts - Essex - Cambridge - Kent
"ARCHITECTS MAKING SUCH A BIG THING OUT OF NOTHING"
I then started DISCOUNT PLANS LTD 5 years later in 2005 making a unique service for everyone in need of technical drawings for extensions and loft conversions. I put a small advert in the Yellow pages with all my services we offered to clients with pricing for all drawings listed, it all kicked off from there. As the times were going on the television was airing loads of programs everyday during the daytime like homes under the hammer and other renovation programs which educated home-owners into what they needed to do to renovate and extend their home. The TV programs were actually on our side recommending us "the technical draughtsmen" instead of using the expensive high street architect which where charging extortionate high prices for drawings for straightforward extensions and loft conversion designs. Next the 2008 recession came in and everybody felt the pinch, we then where seen as the ideal company to use for any kind of design service. the rest is history.
DESIGNED by DISCOUNT PLANS LTD
Architectural Design Studio
Listed in January's edition we are proud to have been the designers of an award-winning ground floor extension design for our returning client Effe. Congratulations on being published with such a big article of 7 pages listed in 2021 Jan issue. We all at DISCOUNT PLANS LTD wish you all the best in the new year for 2021 and onwards and hope that all will get back to normal after a hard time for all that has suffered in 2020 due to the COVID -19 crisis.
NORTH LONDON GROUND FLOOR EXTENSION
DESIGNED UNDER A FULL PLANNING APPLICATION - BUILT BY POTICO BUILDERS - JOE DAVIES
POTICO DESIGN AND BUILD - JOE DAVIES -
JANUARY 2021 EDITION
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