Here at Proficiency we want your new home to be everything you want it to be – whether palatial or modest, an environmentally-friendly masterpiece or just more space for a growing family – and that all starts with a complete design service.
For over two decades, Proficiency has been working with homeowners and their property professionals to produce all the designs, elevations, drawings and 3D renders required to take a project from your imagination to its completion.
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From initial concept drawings that sketch out an artist’s impression of what your home will look like post-build to three dimensional modelling which adds precision and clarity to the design alongside a 3D virtual walkthrough, you’ll be able to view your project designs from any and all angles.
Then scaled floor plans and elevations for use in planning applications, building regulation plans to highlight health and safety and ecological measures of the build, structural drawings for the construction team and detailed finishes and fittings drawings will give you a vivid insight into the way your home will look inside and out.
Before proceed in doing any work to your home we advise you to book a site survey and feasibility study, our in house architectural design team will come around discuss your ideas and advise you of the best design options for your property
These can show a client different aspects of their proposed construction based on discussions between themselves and the architect.
The drawings will take into account factors such as space, function, context, layout, economic constraints etc and are often an excellent way of exploring and ironing out any differences of opinion and/or confusion. In other words, they can ensure that both the architect and client are on the same page prior to the more accurate designs going forward in the architectural design service.
3D Modelling is part of our architectural services and allows the architect to present their work to clients in the most vivid way possible ie one that will really strike a chord with them and that they will remember.
Not only does a 3D view result in a much more straight-forward way for the client to understand the construction than a 2D CAD or paper version, but there can also be an element of movement via 3D Virtual Walkthroughs
Most clients these days are incredibly excited to use 3D Virtual Walkthrough technology. That’s because it allows them to take a ‘virtual tour’ of their property before the first brick has even been laid
Using this architectural service, the client can choose which rooms to enter as if they were physically there and strolling through the building. That’s because they will see the space from eye level with a 360 degrees rotation and where walls, flooring the furniture etc will all be in perspective.
These are the type of drawings which are the finishing touches for the building. These design ideas often take the form of mood boards and demonstrate to the clients the type of materials they could choose for the kitchen work surfaces for instance (ie granite, marble etc and what type of flooring is available eg tile, reclaimed wood etc. The kitchen cupboards could be laminate or shaker-style.
The final architectural services London is for creating construction drawings which will demonstrate how the building is to be put together and what materials are to be used. It will include sizes, textures and is the ‘blueprint’ needed by the project manager who will in turn direct the builders, joiners, electricians etc based on these plans.
One of the most important parts of our architectural design services is submitting and getting granted planning permission for your project. Our architectural services are London based so our architects have very good knowledge with London councils planning restrictions and rules, this helps make sure the application is granted first time with no hassle, whilst maximising the potential of your property.
This is an 8 week process regardless if you go through full planning and/ or permitted development. During the process our architect will deal with all queries and request from the council regarding your application.
These are floor plans which are drawn to scale and show the room layout from a bird’s eye view i.e as if looking down from above. One of the big advantages of this technique is to highlight room flow i.e how people will move through the space. A floor plan is really a diagram which allows the architect and client to agree on a starting point.
2D drawings can also be specific rather than general and show a slice of a building e.g the side elevation or roof plan, for instance. All this is standard for our architectural services London.
Approval is necessary for certain type of build projects in order to ensure the design and construction falls within certain guidelines. These Building Regulations (or ‘Standards’) cover health and safety aspects for workmen on site, as well as access (ie for disabled individuals) and eco measures (energy consumptions and insulation should have certain environmentally-friendly aspects and particular ‘eco’ build materials are favoured over others).
Building Regulations are different from Planning Permission, but both are obtained via the local authority. Building Regulations look at how the building is to be constructed and what materials are to be used, this architectural drawing service is important for the build stage as it lets the builders know exactly what materials are to be used.
We work with leading Structural engineers who use our architectural drawing services 2D plans to calculate and produce structural drawings. This information is for items such as steel beams, foundations, structural slabs and any structural walls.
These can be considered as the most important set of drawings as they determine how your property will be supported and remain safe for years to come. We only use LABC qualified engineers along with appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurances.
The brief was to make better use of the existing internal space, create a new extension for an open plan kitchen and convert the attic space to add 2 extra bedrooms with a shower room.
The house was modernised to provide a contemporary living space for the family. A modern kitchen was fitted along with a complete renovation of the house to achieve a fresh brand-new feel.Find Out More
To find out how we can help you to transform your home contact us today. We’re here to answer any and all questions such as, interior design ideas, listed building advice, planning approval, party wall surveyor, or to book a time that’s convenient to you for one of our team member to come round for consultation.