in North London
However, we also offer an extensive range of competitively priced architecture services to clients across all London boroughs. Whether you are seeking advice on planning permission applications or ensuring your residential and commercial developments conform to building regulations, contact Simplicity Designs today.
Our Architectural Services
Are specifically catered to both residential and commercial developments. These include.
- New builds
- Alterations and extensions
- Flat conversions
- Loft conversions
- Basement conversions
- Change of use
- Building planning alterations
- Conversions on upper floors
- Internal and external layout
- Shop front conversions
- New build apartments
- Mixed use developments
- Office building planning
- Site development
Construction work in England and Wales must comply with the Building Act 1984 and Building Regulations 2010
At Simplicity Designs our team possesses a swathe of architectural design and consultancy expertise, including the provision of structural calculations for building regulations approval.
Any construction or development work which entails structural changes to a property will require this building regulations approval. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- All structural work
- Extensions and alterations
- New builds
- Installation of bathroom, washing or sanitary facilities with new plumbing
- Drainage works
Our team of architectural experts work hand-in-hand with qualified and accredited structural engineers to ensure your development project conforms with building regulations.
Your project will be observed by a building inspector who will assess conformance to building regulations in terms of the following categories: Structure, Fire Safety, Contamination and Damp, Toxicity, Sound, Ventilation, Hygiene, Drainage, Fuel, On-Site Safety, Conservation of Fuel and Power, Access, Glazing and Electrics. Simplicity Designs’ architectural experts are well-versed in completing Full Plan Applications.
Our architectural experts work closely with qualified structural engineers to ensure a successful application is submitted every time.
For more information on Building Regulations, you can visit: https://www.gov.uk/housing-local-and-community/building-regulation
Simplicity Designs’ architectural designers and consultants are experienced in delivering all manner of residential architectural services. In this regard, securing planning permission is the very first step to be undertaken.
At Simplicity Designs, our comprehensive architectural services ensure that your proposed build is safely within the remit of your local authority’s requirements. We have extensive experience working with numerous local authorities in London.
Accordingly, we are best placed to advise you on acquiring planning permission for new builds, extensions, alterations, flat conversions and loft conversions in Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea. Thus, following initial consultation, Simplicity Designs’ architectural expertise will contribute greatly towards your planning permission application.
Where required, as part of your planning permission application, we will also help you draw up a Design and Access Statement (DAS). Local authorities planning departments usually address the following “material considerations,” when assessing planning permission applications:
- Design, appearance and materials
- Layout and density of buildings
- Impact on neighbours
- Impact on listed buildings and conservation areas
- Loss of trees
- Local, national and strategic planning policy.
At Simplicity Designs, our architectural expertise and experience with local authorities enable us to plan projects which will be readily granted planning permission. For more information, please contact us today.
Simplicity Designs’ architectural designers and consultants specialise in the planning and development of new builds. Based in Aldgate, Simplicity Designs offer new build architectural services in Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea. Importantly, we have extensive experience dealing with local authorities in these areas.
Consequently, we are extremely well-versed in their requirements for granting planning permission and fulfilling all building regulations for new builds. Our architectural experts drawn up plans in close to coordination with structural engineers, thereby ensuring the new build that you desire.
From feasibility studies, to sketch proposals, to planning permission applications and building regulations submissions, Simplicity Designs have you covered.
For new builds and self builds, our team of architectural experts possess great vision and a keen eye for the visual arts. We believe that each new build should express a unique creative vision, that of the client and the architectural expert, in tandem.
For new builds in Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, contact Simplicity Designs. Our team of architectural experts is supported by a qualified and certified structural engineer, who will ensure conformance to building regulations every step of the way.
Our architectural drawings and plans will ensure your project is both feasible and achievable.
By consulting with the architectural experts at Simplicity Designs, you can boost the revenue from your property, with a flat conversion.
In the areas of Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, property prices are skyrocketing. Similarly, rental prices are also forever on the rise.
If you are a landlord, maximise the yield from your investment property, with a flat conversion. However, with a myriad of considerations before you, it is vital you consult the architectural experts at Simplicity Designs, before going any further.
Can I convert my property into flats? What are the planning permission requirements for converting my property into flats? What are the building regulations for flat conversions? How many flats can I convert my property into? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, Simplicity Designs’ architectural planners and designers are here to answer them.
We have worked with a broad range of clients in Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, on flat conversion projects.
The vision and expertise of our architectural designers will ensure maximum yield for your investment. Simultaneously, from the seminal stages, we will ensure complete conformance with planning permission requirements and building regulations.
Thus, we will ensure the feasibility, viability and successful completion of your flat conversion project.
Simplicity Designs specialise in residential extensions and alterations. If you want a property extension in Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, contact Simplicity Designs today. We have extensive experience in lending our architectural planning and designing services to:
- Single storey side or rear extensions
- Kitchen extensions
- Double or multistorey extensions
- Garage conversions
- Loft conversions
- Basement conversions
- Outbuildings, orangeries and conservatories.
Our architecture experts will ensure your nascent home extension idea is feasible and conforms with all legal requirements. From planning permission for your extension, to conformance with building regulations, our structural engineer will ensure the success of your vision.
If you live in a house (not a maisonette or other form of dwelling) your home extension idea may come under the remit of permitted development. Thus, our architectural experts can ensure the integrity of your build, without the need for planning permission.
If your property is located in Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Hackney, Enfield, Islington, Kensington or Chelsea, Simplicity Designs are here for you. We have served a broad range of clients with our architectural planning and design expertise, in these areas and beyond.
If you want an extension or alteration of your residential property, before doing anything else, contact Simplicity Designs today!
Simplicity Designs possess extensive experience in planning and constructing new builds, alterations, extensions, flat conversions and loft extensions.
Our architectural expertise will help you ensure fulfilment of all legal obligations associated to these residential development projects. Our comprehensive architectural consultancy service will also ensure, where possible, that permitted development rights are aptly utilised.
Permitted development rights exist by order of Parliament to allow homeowners limited scope for domestic extension projects. However, these rules only apply to houses and not flats, maisonettes or other buildings.
The architectural service offered by Simplicity Designs will help ensure your intended domestic extension falls within the scope of permitted development rights.
Certificate of Lawfulness
Simplicity Designs’ architectural experts have dealt with the acquisition of Certificates of Lawfulness on numerous occasions. A Certificate of Lawfulness is a legal document whose purpose is to regularise unauthorised development.
Perhaps you, or a previous owner, have made changes to a property without acquiring planning permission. Or, perhaps a house has been converted to flats, again without the appropriate permissions.
If certain criteria are met, a Certificate of Lawfulness can be retrospectively issued. If you find yourself in this situation, the experts at Simplicity Designs are here to help. For further information, contact us without further ado!