How to get cheaper architectural drawings

Whether you are looking to build your dream home, extend your existing property or convert that loft or garden area into beautiful living space; we here at Arkiplan can provide the ultimate solution to your architectural needs.

Even if you aren’t 100% sure of the type of build you are looking to create but have the confidence to figure it out and oversee a builder completing the work we are able to offer a consistently reliable service – but what does it really take to get cheap and fast online drawings for planning and building regulations? It’s probably a lot easier than you think!

Step 1 - Get your free quote

You’ll just need your name, information about the type of drawings you require (planning permission drawings, permitted development drawings or building regulations drawings) and a basic description of the type of project (i.e. three storey extension, garage conversion, carport etc.) This information will allow us to provide you with an instant price for your architectural drawings. We don’t do spiralling costs or start adding fees unexpectedly; this means that the price you get is the price you will pay!

Step 2 – Send us Measurements

Now that you have your quote, we’ll need some measurements. Not totally confident about pulling out that tape measure and making your own sketches? Don’t worry – we can accept existing floorplan sketches, plans from the estate agents, plans from previous Architects and even neighbours’ drawings if their house is the same layout as yours.

Step 3 – Send us Photos

After that it’s time for photographs. Pull out your smart phone or digital camera and get snapping, We can also accept images from Google Streetview.

Step 4 – Tell us About Your Ideas

At the same time as you submit your photos and measurements, you’ll get the chance to tell us more about your proposed ideas for the space you are trying to create. Here you will pay a deposit (£49) to secure the booking of your project. We will only request the remaining balance when you are 100% happy with your first set of drawings.

Our standard turnaround is 14 days which means you don’t have to wait for long. There are even options for you to receive your drawings faster!

Once the drawings are complete – we will send you copyright-free PDF files. If there are subsequent amendments or corrections these will be done for free. Once you are completely happy, we can submit your Planning/Building Regulations Application for free (whilst we do not charge for this service you will need to pay an application fee directly to the council).

As you can see, there is no need for the process to be expensive and drawn out. At Arkiplan we offer a transparent service that provides you with everything you need to get your project signed off and ready for construction. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about the service. If you’re ready to get the ball rolling, you can begin here