Home extensions from start to finish or simple drawings to submit for building warrants and planning permission.
Our smallest job to date was to submit an application for change of use on an old police phone box – less than 2sqm!
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Our latest project is converting a high street shop into a restaurant.
We can take care of it all, including adding fine design details to your new home.
Avoid trying to recruit expensive staff through agencies, email me on the details at the bottom of this page with the job details, some files I might need (such as .DWG or PDF) to fill the request and I will respond with a price - you won't be disappointed!
Alternatively, call me on the number at the bottom of the page, we can quickly work out how I can help keep your "out tray" full.
Do you need your elevations and plan drawings converted into a 3D model to help your client visualise the final product but don't know how or don't have the time?
No job is too small, feel free to contact me with any requests.
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Got it nailed down pretty good, more practice makes perfect though.
Working on it, always something new to learn and it keeps getting better.
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