VJM DESIGN HOUSE LTD
Architecture for Everyday Life
Est. 2003. 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.
NB. given the continued high level of
business activity we ask that all correspondence be made via Email to ensure we can deal with all enquiries in order
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)
NB. we are away on annual leave from 12th to 22nd August.
Our next available appointments will be in September 2022.
We are please to advise that from September we will be welcoming our first apprentice to the company and look forward in assisting Xavier to achieve his RICS qualification.
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.
NB. we currently do not undertake design/planning work on new houses .
PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Planning Drawings & Applications
Building Regulation Application Drawings
Construction Drawings for Quotation Purposes
When considering a building project there are a number of items that need to be considered other than the need to obtain planning permission & building regulation approval, these include:-
Climate Change:- For many Planning Departments how extensions and loft conversions are designed will need to take account of climate change. This will affect:- window design, materials, orientation, zero carbon heating, overheating, heat loss and the planning decision.
Party Wall Agreements, Drainage Build Over Agreements &
Structural Engineering these all need to be agreed well in
advance of building works commencing and might 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