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 

LISTED BUILDINGS

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)

 

Holiday

NB. we are away on annual leave from  12th to 22nd August.

Our next available appointments will be in September 2022. 

NEWS

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.

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  

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 .

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Blueprinting

PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

Planning Drawings & Applications 

Building Regulation Application Drawings

Construction Drawings for Quotation Purposes

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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

extension)

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CONTACT US

26 Whaddon Road
Cheltenham
GL52 5NA

01242227197

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