Planning Drawings

Dimensional Survey

We are based in Chichester, West Sussex and can undertaken a Home Survey in our Area, but if you live anywhere else in England or Wales you can draw you own Survey and send it to us.  Below are examples of what is required, but we will give you further guidance.

As you can see from the Survey Sketches below, you don't have to be an artist to draw a floor plan of your house.  The rooms on the sketch are not to scale but the shape is there andclear measurements will mean we can draw it correctly, if any measurements are missing or incorrect we'll find the problem and ask you to double check.

A piece of grid paper maybe easy for you to use or you can use an old set of estate agents floor plans to write on.  A great tool is a sketch app you can find on your ipad.  Whatever why works for you, we just need it as a PDF or image file such as jpg/png.  Make sure if you take a photo of your sketch that it can be opened on a computer at full size without blurring.

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Lots of measurements 

Draw boxing around soil pipe & chimney breasts with measurements and make note of loft hatches, meters, boiler, hot water tank

If there is a step in floor levels, draw a line, take a measure difference in level and a photo showing the opening between one room and another

If there are different ceiling levels in the original house compared to a later extension, show the ceiling height in the main house and the extension on the plans, with little a triangle.  We need to know floor to ceiling heights on every level.

Show width of windows & doors, (H) height of windows & (C) floor to sill height of windows

If there are different ceiling levels, show the ceiling height in every room, shown with a triangle.

Rather the squash everything in, make notes or even draw a complicated room on a sheet of its own make a note of where it is on the main floor plan

Loft Conversions - Don't forget to get the loft height.  When standing in the centre of the loft under the main ridge board, we need the distance from the top of the joist you are standing on to the underside of the ridge board.

Use different colours if you can, it helps to identify elements easier.  We shown the manholes with measurements to the house in orange, and shown where the proposed extension is to go in blue.

Distances to boundaries, garages or any outbuildings that could be close to the proposed extension

Site Photos

Photos are extremely helpful, they show us how the house looks , the relationship to the neighbours houses and it's useful to explain things that can't easily be sketched.   We have shown examples below, so you can see how much is included in each photo to help us connect the dots.  You cannot take too many photos of your house.  

Please do not compiled the photos in a word document or PDF.  

Front Elevation Photo

Front Photo

Side View of Conservatory

Side View Conservatory

stairs survey


Survey Photos

Front Photo

Fireplace survey


Garage survey

Inside of Garage

Rear Elevation Photo

Rear Photo

Stairwell survey


Columns and Beams

Columns & Beams

Eaves Room Survey

Eaves Room

Loft Survey

Cut & Pitch Roof

Truss Roof

Truss Roof Roof

Survey Photos

Lower Roof to Wall Join

Example Our Design Plans 

Existing Elevations
Existing Floor Plans
Proposed Elevations
Proposed Floor Plans
3D Visualisations
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