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GDS - Grasp Design Solutions

Guildford, Surrey

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Architectural draughtsman experienced in residential projects:-
- Planning Applications
- Tender drawing packages
- Building Regulations Full Plans Approval
- Building over or near public sewers (often needed for rear extensions in older properties)

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Garages are usually single brick skin with concrete floors needing insulating.

- Speak to a planning consultant to confirm planning permission is not required.
- give notice to building control of your intention to start.
- move services if required
- form walls and window openings as required.
- add electrics and services as required
- insulate roof at ceiling or rafter level.
- Damp proof membrane to concrete floor with insulation over.
- insulate walls over battens
- plaster skim and decorate

The ceiling joists are often only 100mm or 4 inches deep, so a deeper, stronger floor will be required to meet habitable standards under Building Regulations.

- Does it need planning approval ? There are limits to the increased volume as well as restrictions in certain areas.
- Get at measured survey.
- Get scaled drawings. The stair arrangements are often important for a loft conversion.
- Agree the layout and then move onto detailed drawings.
- Decide if you are going to proceed under Building Regulations Full Plans Approval or under Building Notice.
- Get quotes from builders using the drawings and specification.

The creative and problem solving aspects that lead to a client being satisfied with the end result.

Travelling in Europe inspired me to take more control over my working life

I am experienced with the the design of buildings from concept to completion and take a practical view over the cost of the project.


Submission of house holder planning applications to the Local Authority for residential extensions. A full set of plans and elevations are produced with application forms completed.

Plans, elevations, details and specification are produced describing the construction, insulation levels, stair arrangements etc.