I would like to draw up my own building plans for an extension, only a small 3x3 metre extension to the rear of my property with sliding patio door, tiled room etc, which I plan to have built.
Does anyone have a software package which will help me out with the aforementioned drawing up of my extension, which I can then happily hand in to planning for approval?
For drawing up your proposals you should consider using sketchup, a free programme from google. You will find it easy enough searching for it on the web. It will allow you to draw your building in 3D and then from the model take the required views you will need for planning, elevations plans, sections etc. Text and dimensions can also be added to the drawings. You will need to print them off to scale for the planning submission.
Sketchup is a very easy programme to use and no where near as complicated as some of the CAD programmes avaliable.
Sketchup also has a very good and helpfull web based community so if you get stuck the answers can usually be found on the sketchup forums.
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