VJM DESIGN HOUSE LTD
Architecture for Everyday Life
***HAPPY CHRISTMAS*** to all of our clients past & present,
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
APPOINTMENT UP DATE 06.12.21
We are please to advise that we are now taking appointments for January 2022
CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19) from 06.12.21
For the foreseeable future on all visits we will be
maintaining our current COVID 19 measures & trust you
will be happy to comply.
We require that at least 10 minutes prior to our visit all
windows throughout the property are be opened. Masks
are to be worn by all parties present for the duration of
the visit. Weather permitting conversations are best held
outside where masks will not be required, if social
distancing rules can be met.
If on arrival we find the windows are not open we will
request they are opened before we enter the building.
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.
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 and complete remodelling.
NB. we currently do not undertake design/planning work on new houses but will provide Building Regulation Drawings where approval is obtained by others.
PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Planning Drawings & Applications
Building Regulation Application Drawings
Construction Drawings for Quotation Purposes
RELATED ITEMS 20.10.21
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
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
New for 2022 The government is continuing to move towards
green forms of heating - Heat Pumps & Hydrogen Boilers etc.
to ensure our country meets its Zero Carbon Targets, However
all of this will be in vain unless insulation (floor, wall , roof,
windows etc,) in the current housing stock is improved! The
ideal and most economic time to improve the insulation in
your home is while your existing house in undergoing
extensions / alterations. VJM Design House are committed to
achieving Zero Carbon both in our own operations and on our
clients projects and will ask you at the start of a project if you
would like us to design all building work to assist you
achieving this. Some insulation upgrades can be simple and
cost effective - loft and cavity wall insulation to the existing
house; replacing windows for higher performing triple glazed windows. We find that the new building works - extensions
etc. can be upgraded to insulation levels above those of the
building regulations quite economically and will be
recommending this to all of our clients. For our own part,
transport to and from clients / project is the largest part of our
carbon footprint which we are currently working on and will let
you know over the course of 2022 and beyond how we are getting on.