VJM DESIGN HOUSE LTD
Architecture for Everyday Life
We are now in our 20th Year !
We are a small family based local business providing clients in Gloucestershire & neighbouring counties with Architectural, Planning & Building Regulation Drawings for Loft Conversion & Extensions. Free initial Consultation / Visit.
For the first 5 new clients in December we are offering
40% off our design fees.
Please note that we do not undertake drawing
work for buildings that require Listed Building Consent as we do not have access to the specialist knowledge required.
Climate Change SPD
We have been advised that Cheltenham Borough Council will be
using the Climate Change SPD as a material consideration when determining planning applications. This will impact the design of extensions & loft conversions with immediate effect.
(it is likely that other local authorities will have a similar stance)
Hip to Gable Conversions
Loft Conversions in Timber Frame Houses
Upgrading Existing Conversions
Loft Conversion News: up until recently most loft conversions were designed with an enhanced smoke detector system avoiding, in many cases, the need fire doors. However, we will now be specifying fire doors in all loft conversions unless a property specific fire engineering report can justify otherwise.
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.
PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Planning Drawings & Applications
Building Regulation Application Drawings
Construction Drawings for Quotation Purposes
40% off our fees
October 2022 marks the start of our 20th year in business!
To celebrate this anniversary we will be offering various deals / discounts on our fees each month until September 2023 - please keeping checking our website for the deals as they are launched.
For December we are offering 40% off our fees for the first 5 new clients to sign up.
Given this discount of 40%, which I'm sure you will agree is a very competitive deal, we are adjusting our usual terms of business slightly. (Yep there is always a bit of a catch - but we promise it isn't much of a change).
If you are interested in our offer we will register your interest and forward you a copy of our terms of business for approval before moving forward.
December Deal Project Fees: ( first 5 new clients)
Survey, Design & Drawings for Lawfull Development ** and or Planning Applications. - We do not charge VAT
Single Story Rear Extension £400.00
Single Story Side Extension £400.00
Combined Single Story Side & Rear Extension(s) £525.00
Two Story Side Extension £500.00
** Loft conversion with Skylights Only £400.00 ( no planning or lawful development approvals required)
For other projects please call for fee
Building Regulation Drawings are also subject to the same discounts.
Please note that this deal does not include fees for any outside agencies or application fees where normal terms will apply.
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 SAP 2012 Report will be required where extensions
comprise excessive glazing ( excessive = glazing
representing more than 25% of the floor area of the