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.
New and more complex building regulations are now in force to find out how that might affect your building project, please contact us .
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.
Hip to Gable Conversions
Loft Conversions in Timber Frame Houses
Upgrading Existing Conversions
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.
For simple structural openings we now provide Structural Engineering Design & Calculations
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.
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.