Interior Renovation Plus Dormer Window - Do I Need an Architect?


Postby EmmaM » Sat May 07, 2016 7:38 pm

We will shortly be moving to a property in Surrey, and the house requires quite a bit of renovation. Our current plan is to introduce a bathroom upstairs (this will take up part of a current bedroom), create a kitchen diner from three downstairs rooms and also to install a small WC downstairs. From our discussions to date with builders, we believe that adding a dormer window upstairs will maximise the space available for the new bathroom; the roof itself needs replacing so we would aim to have the new dormer built in while doing this.

My question is, do we need to engage an architect to design the rooms? Or perhaps an interior designer? I'm not quite sure of the difference between the two. There are some awkward bits to work around, e.g. a fireplace in the area we hope to have the bathroom - ideally this would be removed as we understand the chimney stack is unstable. We had really hoped to engage a building project manager who could do some designs for us, but we haven't found the right person for this so looks like we'll be going for a builder and sourcing designs elsewhere.

Any thoughts/advice/recommendations would be extremely welcome, thank you!
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat May 07, 2016 9:10 pm

As you are altering the exterior of the property, you will need to submit plans for approval, structural calculations will also need to be considered, so an architect is the best way to go.
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Postby EmmaM » Mon May 09, 2016 7:35 pm

Thank you for your reply!
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Postby mlammas » Wed May 11, 2016 10:06 am

Yes defo contact an architect first, or home designer.
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Postby michaelbailey » Wed May 11, 2016 1:27 pm

you didn't smention where the dormer is front or rear. any dormers to the rear do no normally require planning permission so a flat roof dormer would maximise headroom that's your choice. I have renovated many period terraced and have full plans free with project management schedule for anybody who could us them unfortunately pdf can not be posted. will gladly send free t via email if poss
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Postby michaelbailey » Thu May 12, 2016 1:05 pm

more terraced pics and plans
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Postby EmmaM » Thu May 12, 2016 8:27 pm

Fantastic, thank you!
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Postby michaelbailey » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:38 pm

I've found this that may help you unfortunately because you can't post post pdf files I've reduced the size and a lot of info has gone
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Postby michaelbailey » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:15 pm

found a drawein/quote from a project I did that may help alreadyb posted the pics
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Postby simonelectric » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:14 am

As you are altering the exterior of the property, you will need to submit plans for approval, structural calculations will also need to be considered, so an architect is the best way to go.
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Postby simonelectric » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 am

As you are altering the exterior of the property, you will need to submit plans for approval, structural calculations will also need to be considered, so an architect is the best way to go.
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