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November 24, 2014 18:41

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An Englishman's Home is his Castle, so they say. Why then do so many people allow just anyone through the front door to draw up Plans which usually include structural alterations, when they want an extension?   Especially when you take into account that their Home is the most valuable asset they more than likely possess. With interest rates currently stable, and more people opting to improve, rather than move, the Business for Extensions is Competitive.

But nothing in life is free and the home truth is there is no such thing as a CHEAP SET OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS. You could end up paying a lot more to have the WRONGS put right on site, in the form of extras, which can amount to thousands of pounds. The cheap set of plans, then become a very expensive set of plans. All Architecture Shop WORKING DRAWINGS have full Building Specification notation, and are based on a very thorough and accurate measured and photographic survey, and can be used in confidence as the basis of a CONTRACT between yourself and the Appointed Contractor.


   The Practice was established in 1983, since when it has grown steadily with an ever growing catalogue of Satisfied Clients to its credit.


   The Principal Mark Lightfoot holds the Architects and Surveyors Institute Diploma in Building Surveying, and was elected to Fellow in 1998, this Institute has now merged with the CIOB. He is also a Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Building.


   In addition the Practice has a number of

qualified consultants who can be called upon if required for expert advice. They include a Structural Engineer, a Town Planner, an Architectural Technician and a Quantity Surveyor.


   The Architecture Shop also have a number of Approved Builders whose work and Client Satisfaction is Constantly Monitored, to ensure the best results. These builders can be contacted and asked to tender a quotation in absolute confidence.

The Architecture Shop offers a comprehensive service to Clients, allowing them to select from designs of Character and Charm and take advantage of the LATEST TECHNOLOGY, be it for Home Extensions, or a Multi-Million Pound Project.


   Mr Lightfoot has been solidly involved in Architecture for 53 years, and is a renowned Designer and Building Technologist. He was also a Local Authority Building Inspector for five years. This affords him vital expertise when dealing with planning authorities on the question of consent for developing properties. Indeed the practice has also successfully carried out a number of planning appeals for Clients, and has achieved four outright wins in succession when the national average is  only about one in three.


   It is also refreshing to know that all main design work is carried out by the principal of the Practice, and not the office junior.


   For home buyers, The Architecture Shop carry out Property Survey Reports, which are an in depth appraisal of the property in ‘plain English. Which gives a good indication of what the remedial costs could be, coupled verbally with the properties extension and alteration potential, if required, giving the client sound information on which to base an offer. In some instances savings from the original asking price have been quite remarkable.    


   This kind of highly personalised service means that people get good value for money, the benefit of Expert Opinion and Sound Practical Advice from one source. The Architecture Shop's fees have not increased since 2010. Clients are offered an excellent starting point for home improvements or development, projects, and Value for Money.