No. There are actually some quite nifty shortcuts you can use to get your floor plan layouts over to us.
1. Estate Agents – Almost all properties have their floor plans measured and drawn to scale as part of the sales process nowadays. You may be able to find an online record of these on Rightmove (or similar) or by Googling your address. Please just make sure you carefully check the layout and the room sizes for accuracy before uploading them.
2. Previous Planning Applications – Every Local Authority has an Online Planning Register with every historic Planning Application available for public viewing. If you search your address on the Register, you will be able to download any previous Architect’s plans that were produced for your house. The plans are publicly available and we will only be scaling measurements off them so there is no breach of Copyright with the previous draftsperson.
3. Neighbours drawings – Has your neighbour done an extension and you want one too? It’s very common for two semi-detached houses to have the exact same floor plan layout. You can actually use either of the methods above for one of your neighbours houses. All you need to do is thoroughly check the room sizes and overall layout for accuracy before sending it over. We will only use their plans for scaling while we produce an entirely new set of plans for you.
4. Developers Plans – If you live in a relatively new housing estate there is a good chance your house was built from a catalogue of options that the developer has replicated in many locations. Often, these catalogue-style house layouts are available online. Or are sometimes provided as part of the sales particulars. Just check the house was built exactly as per the plan and send it over to us!