First, I’d like to know what kind of property you are renovating?

What information can you provide about your current layout?

Are you looking to increase the size of your property?

what is this?
Under 'permitted development' rules, you are allowed to make the following adjustments without applying for planning permits:
- Single story extensions to the rear of the house, not exceeding 4m in height, not extending more than 4m (detached house) or 3m (attached house) from the rear of the existing house, where the extension (including previous extensions and outbuildings)
does not exceed 50% of the land around the original house. - Two storey extensions to the rear of the house, extending no more than 3m from the rear of the original house and not within 7m of the opposite boundary, no higher than the existing house, where the extension (including previous extensions and outbuildings) does not exceed 50% of the land around the original house. - Single storey side extensions no more than 4m in height, with a width no greater than half the width of the original house, where the extension (including previous extensions and outbuildings) does not exceed 50% of the land around the original house.
what is this?
Under 'permitted development' rules, you are allowed to make the following adjustments without applying for planning permits: Loft conversions within additional volume limits (40m3 for terraced houses; 50m3 for semi-detached and detached houses), not extending beyond the original roof slope at the front of the house (facing the road) and not extending higher than the existing roof

What type of service would you like us to provide?

what is this?
This service is for property buyers who wish to assess whether the prospective property is right for their needs. Through this service we can provide basic advice aimed at validate your design goals. You’ll get one-on-one consultation time with a designated floorplan expert to discuss the design goals
 Creation of basic scale-accurate drawing illustrating the possible post-renovation scenarios 
Tips and advice on the best design and planning strategy.
what is this?
This service is for home owners who wish to improve the existing layout of their home. This may includes adding extensions, making structural changes, changing the number of rooms and altering the layout of walls, fixtures, fittings and furniture. This service includes architectural design of multiple rooms and floors and the creation of a professional floorplan document showing the optimal layout of your furniture, fixtures and fittings within the specified space (Unlimited revisions)
what is this?
This service is for home owners who wish to improve the existing layout of their home without making structural changes or changing the layout of internal or external walls. This may include the layout of fixtures, fittings and furniture.Interior Design of multiple rooms and floors The service includes the creation of a professional floorplan document showing the suggested types and layout of furniture, fixtures and fittings 
You will also receive style tips including image boards for multiple area.
what is this?
The lighting and electrical planning service is ideal as part of a renovation project. It includes the creation of a floorplan which maps the location of all lighting and electrical outlets, including lights, switches and sockets.
what is this?
The 3D visualisation service offers customers the ability to visualise a prospective design in a realistic way so that they could get a better understanding of the space. As part of this service, we will create a 3D floorplan image (top view) for each of the floors as well as 2 interior images of the space.
what is this?
This service is aimed at customers who’s proposed new design requires planning permits. If you are not sure, we can help you find out wether your design requires planning permits. As part of this service we provide a planning application pack which includes drawings of the current state of the property (floor plans and elevations) as well as all drawings that show the proposed design (floor plans, elevations, site plans). The pack also includes a planning design and access statement document, a site plan, a block plan and the completion of the planning application forms
what is this?
A site survey is required to document the current state of a property, for example, when seeking permits to modify the existing design. This service involves a physical inspection of the site, taking of measurements and photographs, noting any visible architectural features and producing scaled drawings and sketches.
what is this?
Details of the current state of your space are necessary before any design work can take place. If you do not have sufficient details of your current space - our site measuring service is for you. The service includes a physical site visit, taking of measurements and producing a basic floorplan sketch.
what is this?
This service is for communicating specific design details to a contractor or supplier so that they could construct the works, fabricate components, assemble or install design components. This pack includes the production of detailed floor plans and side elevation which provide dimensioned and graphical information of the proposed design with focus on technical details.
what is this?
A design and access statement (DAS) report details the framework of a proposed development within the site and demonstrates its’ adequate access. This service is required if your property if of more than 1,000 sq. m, if it is a housing development of 10 dwellings or more and if it requires building consent.
what is this?
This service is for customers who already had a planning application refused by their planning officer. The service includes a review of your planning application with focus on whether the correct regulations and conventions were properly followed. 
It also includes legal advice leading to an appealing against a refusals of planning permission (provided by 3rd party)
what is this?
If your new design includes modifying structural walls or any part that would impact the building’s structure, then you will need to involve a structural engineer. This service includes structural analysis and calculations conducted by a qualified structural engineer to determine structural viability of a proposed architectural design. 

The engineer will assess the reinforcements necessary to withstand the loads, create calculations, textual and illustrated specifications that accompany the construction drawing.
what is this?
A tender drawing is necessary for communicating aspects of the design to your contractor or supplier. The pre-construction tender pack shows internal materials and finish specifications including various construction and mechanical drawings for specific areas as per the design.
what is this?
A tender drawing is necessary for communicating aspects of the design to your contractor or supplier. The pre-construction tender pack shows external materials and finish specifications including various construction and mechanical drawings for specific areas as per the design.
what is this?
Choose this service if you need help estimating the cost of your building project. The budget estimation document includes a detailed programme of works with task descriptions and estimated cost.
what is this?
Choose this service if you need help assessing your prospective contractor or supplier and their quote. We will professionally assess your proposed vendor and their quote.
what is this?
A building regulations document is useful for communicating to your contractor or supplier issues such as structural matters, fire safety, sound insulation, energy conservation concerning your new design. As part of this service, we will create detailed drawings focused on the consideration of materials and workmanship requirements relating to structural matters, fire safety, sound insulation, energy conservation and access to and use of building.

How would you like to communicate with us?

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* We may not be able to provide our service face-to-face. You will be notified in advance if we will not be able to meet you in person.

What stage of the project are you currently in?

Does your property require special attention?

How did you hear about BetterSpace?

In your own words - is there anything else you could tell us about your project?

Suggestions
The house needs complete renovation
The house needs minor alteration
The house needs a better flow
The house needs updating
The house has structural problems
Modifications are restricted by planning regulations
I have objects that can’t be removed (specify)
I have walls that cannot be altered (specify)
I want to change my stairs
I can’t / don’t want to extend
I want to increase the value of my house
My budget is limited
I have a specific budget in mind
I need to compare a few design alternatives
I already have an architect plan
I know exactly what I want (specify)
I need help with measuring my space
I don’t have an existing floor plan
I have high ceilings
I have low ceilings
My place needs rewiring
I would like to keep existing plumbing
I want to keep my existing kitchen
I already chose a kitchen layout
This is my holiday home
This is my rental property

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