House extension example plans - what should you be looking for
All house extension designers or architects will be able to show you their previous range of home
extension plans as examples of their work. You can either ask them direct during a site visit to their office
or search online at the surrounding local authority council web sites under the public access systems for planning
When looking at house extension plans examples, you should be checking for a number items in
assessing the designers ability and skill sets. Firstly, what is the quality of their line work or
drawing presentation skills. Are they well detailed and clear to understand?
Can you easily identify the new works? Do they look as though they have been professional prepared? Are the
house extension example plans been drawn on tracing paper using traditional drafting skills or are the CAD outputs
using a computer? Most longer term house extension designers should now be using CAD drafting software due to
its efficiency and ease of alterations to accommodate any client changes.
The house extension plans examples should also demonstrate a high degree of design quality (not to be confused
with the drawn quality). Is the house extension design sympathetically designed to match the existing
property or does it look incongruous? Does the house extension fit well on the site and respect the scale &
character of the local area & the existing property?
Regretfully, these tests are more difficult to assess as finally, the house extension designer will be preparing
a design to their clients brief that may well override what the house extension designer would have preferred.
Viewing house extension example plans are a really useful way of vetting your home extension designers
ability on several levels that excludes price. Many homeowners simply want to use these example plans as
inspiration for their own home extension scheme which is a bit cheeky but fully understandable.