Technical Drawings, Structural Calculations & Building Regulations

Once planning permission is granted, you will be able to use the set of approved plans to seek financial estimates for the building work. These estimates are simply an educated guide to the cost of the work and are different to a quote, which is an exact cost. If you are looking to get a quote, you will usually require technical drawings.

Our team are able to provide these drawings for your project, working with the approved plans and yourself to provide informative and detailed drawings that will help you receive accurate quotes.

Contact our team to discuss your projects and your requirements. Call us on 01202 232423.

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What Are Technical Drawings?

Architectural technical drawings are a further set of plans that specify the construction method, structural requirements and material choices for the build. These are required by any builder and building inspector for the majority of projects for safe and successful completion of the build to Building Regulations and Standards.

The drawings contain all the necessary information to acquire fixed quotes for the project from builders. With these very detailed drawings in place, equally detailed costings can be drawn up in conjunction with your builder of choice, along with a Plan of Work.

Discover how our team can assist you by calling us on 01202 232423.


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Getting Quotes

Studio Arkell recommends meeting with and getting quotations from three or four building firms. This is because contracting a builder whom you feel comfortable with is as important as getting a reasonable quote.

If you are unsure of which builders to ask for quotes, Studio Arkell can recommend a number of local builders who we have previously worked with and know to be thorough and professional.

Structural Calculations

For projects where structural calculations are required, for example, where supporting walls are being removed in part or whole, you will require a structural engineer for certain calculations.

Studio Arkell has a set of local structural engineers whom we regularly work with to make the required calculations that specify which materials are required structurally to meet current building regulations.

However, we are just as happy to work with a structural engineer of your choosing. We will then incorporate the structural information along with the rest of the technical details in our technical drawings. Please note that any structural engineer appointed to do this work will have their own separate fees and fee structure.

Speak to us about getting structural calculations for your project today. We will be able to advise on whether you need these and who might be able to help. Call us on 01202 232423.

Building Regulations

Most building projects will need to be overseen by a registered building inspector to ensure compliance with Building Regulations and Standards. Each local authority has its own team of officers who you can engage to undertake the necessary inspections. Alternatively, there are also private firms that offer the same service. In either case, there are fees to pay for this service.

Work With Us For Technical Drawings

Studio Arkell offers our technical drawing service as part of a comprehensive residential architecture service or as a one-off service.

Our architect team are detail-orientated, ensuring every part of your project has focused and informative drawings that can be used when searching for quotes. In order to achieve this, we will work with you to ensure we fully understand your aims and objectives for the project and your desires for the space being created.

Communication is key to our service, so we will keep you informed at every stage of our work. Building projects can get complicated and overwhelming, which is why our services don’t just end once we have handed over your technical drawings. We are always on hand to offer support and advice throughout the construction phase.

If you would like to continue to work with Studio Arkell for the completion of your technical drawings or would like to appoint us just for this stage of work, we are very happy to provide a no-obligation fixed-fee quote.

Contact our team today by calling us on 01202 232423 or completing our online enquiry form.

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