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.
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.
Homebuilding & Renovating
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.
WINCHMORE HILL - 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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We have the eye for detail right from the beginning. We will review your proposal and get the shape, size and appearance such as materials being used matched up to the councils requirements under SPD planning guidance. Your initial proposal will be then presented to the local authority for a senior member of staff to inspect the plans prior to submission to the council. Once reviewed by the case officer the registration will take place and in 8 weeks
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The Annual People’s Choice Award from the Houzz Community
DISCOUNT PLANS LTD Architectural Design Studio have won “Best Of Houzz 2020” awards Customer Service on the leading platform for home renovation and design. The award-winning Architectural design company based in north London was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodelling and design industry professionals.
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RECOMMENDING US TO YOUR READERS !!
We pride ourselves on our excellent service and ability to deliver. If you want to get an idea of the experiences that past clients have had with our services, we suggest you take a look at our client testimonials. Our repeat clients understand the benefits of working with us, because they trust us, as they know we provide the best designs in to offer.
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COMPLETED EXTENSIONS BEFORE AND AFTER EXAMPLES
Aram had a lovely story which came true, we helped him with planning permission to change a commercial disused building into a new residential family home for him, all was televised by the BBC.
Aram and other property developers come to us all the time to get results in theses kind of area to maximize the investment value from the property. These property's are popping up all of the time and we will be able to tell you what is feasible as an investment and what can be achieved.
Televised on the BBC
Arams's Story - Change of Use
UNDER THE HAMMER
PHOTOS OF ARAM'S PROJECT on THE GREAT CAMBRIDGE ROAD - A10
If its a change of use you require for your commercial project we will be able to assist you however complex it is. Call our team and we will give you FREE advise on what is achievable - 07838135957.