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VJM DESIGN HOUSE LTD

Architecture for Everyday Life

We are now in our 21st Year !   

We are a small family based local business providing clients in Gloucestershire &  neighbouring counties with Architectural, Planning & Building Regulation Drawings for Loft Conversions & Extensions.   Free initial Consultation / Visit.

Back to it !

Happy new year to you all.  We are fully open as of Monday 8th January but this week have had the highest number of enquiries for over two years  - looks like it will be a busy year. 

If you wish to extend or improve this year please contact

us to make an appointment.

Building Consultancy  

New and more complex building regulations are now in force to find out how that might affect your building project,  please contact us .

 

Construction Drawings

 Do you have planning approval but no construction / building   regulation drawings, we can help.  Working from your Architects drawings we can provide construction drawings / building regulation drawings sufficient to allow a builder to provide you

with a quotation, please contact us for more information.

OUR SERVICES

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LOFT CONVERSIONS

Skylight Conversions

Dormer Conversions

Hip to Gable Conversions

Loft Conversions in Timber Frame Houses

Upgrading Existing Conversions

Structural Calculations 

Full construction drawings

EXTENSIONS & ALTERATIONS

Single Story Extensions, Two Story Extensions, Internal Alterations, Structural Alterations . Timber Frame & Traditional Construction

We can work from the smallest porch addition up to large multibedroom schemes.

            STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS

For simple structural openings we now provide Structural Engineering Design & Calculations

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Blueprinting

PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

Planning Drawings & Applications 

Building Regulation Application Drawings

Construction Drawings for Quotation Purposes

NB. The Majority of Builders will require fully detailed construction drawings and Structural Engineers Details before providing a

detailed building quote.

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RELATED ITEMS    

When considering a building project there are a number of items that need to be considered other than obtaining planning permission & building regulation approval, these include:

Climate Change: For many Planning Departments how  extensions and loft conversions are designed now need to take account of climate change. 

This, among other items, will affect: window design, materials, orientation, heating, overheating, heat loss together with the usual planning considerations.

Party Wall Agreements, Drainage Build Over Agreements &

Structural Engineering these will all need to be agreed well in advance of building works commencing and may require

the involvement of specialist third party providers: Party Wall Surveyors & CCTV Survey Companies etc. 

A SAP10 Report will be required where extensions

comprise excessive glazing ( excessive = glazing

representing more than 25% of the floor area of the

extension)  NB. if the SAP indicates the building fails to meet the building regulations changes to the amount of glazing or quality of glazing will be required.

The Building Safety Act ( resulting from the Grenfell fire)

has now come into effect this has changed considerably

how the building regulations work.  As this is a very recent change we will update this once the full effects are known.

Construction Design & Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)

Health & Safety (CDM) is an important requirement for all projects however only certain domestic projects need to be notified to the HSE (form F10).  Whilst almost all of our projects do not need to be notified to the HSE we have been asked to consider much larger and complex projects recently, these may require notification to the HSE to be notified.

Notification is required if the project is to last for more than 30 days or have more than 20 operatives on site at any one time  OR  take more than 500 person days. 

CONTACT US

26 Whaddon Road
Cheltenham
GL52 5NA

07467085834

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