Design Stages of Work
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Urban Conservation Area Project - Guildford, Surrey
WS Design appointed to oversee building control - March 2011
WS Design are delighted to have been appointed as the Architectural Practice to provide Building Regulation Drawings and Project Manage every aspect of attaining Building Control Approval within an urban conservation area. The design scheme involves a substantial wrap around double storey extension and interior alterations. Careful consideration and research into material choice is required to ensure the character of the property and surrounding area is preserved.
Planning Approval Win - Guildford, Surrey
WS Design win planning approval against all odds - Feb 2011
WS Design are proud to have achieved full planning consent for a design scheme on a property within a green belt settlement area following two failed attempts by previous Architectural Practices. The scheme will involve a substantial loft conversion, single storey extension and interior alterations. WS Design's careful negotiation with Local Authority Planners to overcome environmental challenges helped secure this positive outcome.
Listed Building Project - Dorset
WS Design win new project - Jan 2011
WS Design are delighted to have been appointed on an exciting new project to design and develop an architectural scheme for a period property with listed status. The design scheme will involve an interior remodel, single storey rear extension and outbuilding conversion. WS Design will be required to work closely with local Conservation Officers to overcome the sensitive environmental challenges this project may present during the planning phase.
Renovate - Not Relocate!
Why not consider extending your property as an alternative to moving?
A property with planning permission is usually more valuable than one without and obtaining permission is a cost effective way to maximise your property’s value for minimum outlay (even if you do not intend to use it yourself).
Adding a room or converting readily available space such as the loft or basement, are great ways to help increase your property’s value.
Homeowners choosing to improve rather than move, with funds that would have been spent on stamp duty and legal fees, are maximising their present enjoyment of, and adding value to, their current property.
- .. Loft conversions are very popular and can increase a property’s value by as much as 20 per cent.
- .. Provided it is well built and in keeping with the rest of your property, an extension will add value.
- .. Urban properties with limited space may benefit from converting the cellar or digging out new basements to create extra living accommodation.
- .. Garages, particularly doubles, will almost always add value especially in busy urban areas.