Architectural Services for Householders
We provide Architectural Services for householders, mainly house extensions and loft conversions. We also do associated work including, garage conversions, granny annexes, porches, off road parking, dropped kerbs, structural calculations and specifications. We specialise in all aspects of preparing plans, specifying work and obtaining planning permission and Building Control approval.
Here’s how we can help you….
- There are no hidden charges for you to pay: we will give you a fixed quotation
- Trading Standards Approved
- Local Authority Building Control Partners
- Plans prepared on full size A1 architectural paper, using the latest industry standard software
- Acting as your agent, we deal with all enquiries from planning and building control
- A full specification and structural calculations included
- Paper copies of plans and PDF copies of plans included
- Over 25 years’ experience of major home improvements
Design, Planning And Specification
We offer a complete service of design, planning and specification, all for a fixed cost with no hidden extras. We can tell you the likelihood of obtaining planning permission, or even if permission is required, as it often isn’t even needed. In the unlikely event of the council refusing permission, we will tell you this might happen before undertaking any work, enabling you to make an informed decision. A lot of the architectural work we do is for services around the permitted development rights of the property, so permission often isn’t even required!
What is always required for all the plans we do, is Building Control Approval, often referred to as ‘building regs’. This is included in all our plans, a full specification including cross sections, construction detail in the plans and structural calculations, are all supplied with every drawing. This enables builders to give a fixed cost for the building work, not estimates of the cost. It also means if you’re a self-builder or keen DIY enthusiast who is going to be doing the work yourself, or project managing the work, you have a specification to work to. Being Approved Building Control Partners, we will have the plans, spec and calcs, approved for you before the work commences, so they’ll be no nasty surprises.
If you’re in the Medway, Gravesend, Maidstone or Swale areas these are the planning departments we work with. We have a good working relationship with them, whilst we are keen to maintain that relationship, we are also not afraid of pushing the council if what you want is a little unusual or different. It’s not always about giving the planning department something that will be approved easily. Sometimes Architectural services are about understanding the boundaries of planning permission, then pushing those boundaries!
“I would say your drawings were really good and what I liked is you listened to what we were asking for but had the patience and skill to understand what wouldn’t work from a planning perspective. You were friendly, courteous and efficient and kept us informed as to what happens which is really important.”
Alan & Joe Castle, Paddock Wood, Kent.
“I would highly recommend KCR Design as Keith was very friendly but professional from the start. The drawings he done we really good and made the best of the space in our house. We were over the moon with the outcome and love our new extension”
Sarah & Dominic Farrugia, Gravesend, Kent.
“I would not hesitate to recommend Keith Rogers from KCR Design. Keith is a talented architect who dealt with the whole process of drawing up plans for our ground floor extension expertly and without fuss. He also saw us through the various stages involved with gaining planning permission and even recommended a reliable local builder who finished the work to a high standard. I would not hesitate to use Keith again.”
Gill & Alan Greenwood, Borough Green, Kent.
“We choose KCR Design because we were impressed by their previous work. Initial plans were drawn up very quickly and we were led through the planning process, being given invaluable advice along the way. The same was true of the Building Regulations. Even when we wanted to change things on the drawings, nothing was too much trouble.”
David Johnston, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent.
“We were very impressed with Keith’s straightforward honesty, right from the outset he always kept us informed. The extension we wanted was difficult because our house is built on a slope, but planning was taken care of and a specification passed building control. We found the whole process of getting planning permission to be painless and would not hesitate to recommend Keith’s services.”
Mr & Mrs Green, Meopham, Kent.
“We just wanted to say a big “thank-you” for the wonderful job you did on our first floor extension. We wouldn’t hesitate to use you again and recommend you to our friends.”
Jonathan and Debbie Hawkins, Erith, Kent.
“Just to let you know we have found a builder, I would like to thank you for all your assistance. Pop in for a coffee in 3 months’ time if your passing to see the end result.”
Kevin & Ruth Sturla, Gillingham, Kent.
“We would like to thank you for the wonderful services you provided for our new extension. We have no hesitation in recommending you.”
David and Jackie Ferguson, Gillingham, Kent.