McNicholas Architects - Design, Planning & Building Regulations
About Us
All our work is managed by John McNicholas (RIBA Chartered Architect) supported by Vincent McNicholas (Architectural Technologist) and a small team of Associates.
We specialise in remodelling and extending homes:  adding a utility or boot room, a bedroom,  a porch or maybe a new rear extension and kitchen. However, we also have an excellent reputation for designing new houses and flats for developers and private clients.
We use the latest AutoCad drawing packages and rendering programmes. We can also produce advanced design boards, 3D walk-through motion video and a range of Presentational Drawings and Art Work to support larger projects.
Now is a great time to get your planning permission in place so that you are ready to extend your home or develop new homes when the time is right for you.

Outline of Services.
Home visit and advice
Research on materials & exemplar designs
Measured Survey of the Property
Existing Plans and Elevations drawn to scale
Client ideas & proposals drawn to scale
Our design experience in the local area, ideas and architectural support
Amendments to drawings
To complete the local authority planning application forms
Submission & Liaison with Planning Authority
Additional copies of planning/permitted development drawings
Building Regulations:
Detailed Technical Drawings and Notes for Building Control/Builder
Drawings include locations of electrical sockets, switches, radiators, etc.
Liaising with structural engineer and other professionals
Submission & Liaison with Local Authority Building Control
Additional copies of Building Regulations drawings
Revisions to drawings as necessary 
Further copies of Building Regulations approved plans for builders
Indicative fees shown below for ALL of the above  services:
Very small single storey extension e.g. small porch from £599
Small single storey extension e.g. kitchen/additional room from £799
2 storey extension; or, large single storey extension (e.g. full width or length of the house, or wrap around rear / side), from  £1,200 
Loft Conversion (standard semi/traditional construction/standard escape route) from £1,200
Garage Conversion from £799
Mid sized Orangery with lantern from £799
Internal Layout & Remodelling from £249
External Layout & Remodelling (i.e. driveway layout, patio etc.) from £249

Add VAT at 20%.  See notes below.

As we usually offer fixed quotations our indicative fees are subject to a number of factors. The prices above would relate to an average semi-detached house / small detached house. Larger houses, period properties and complex projects will cost more. Typical jobs involve both the extension/s and at least a small element of remodelling existing spaces (if so, see fees for both above).

Clients usually pay half the fees when the drawings/plans are ready to be submitted to the Local Authority for Planning Permission; and the other half of the fees when the Building Regulations drawings/plans are ready to be submitted to Building Control for approval. 
Whilst we want to be as transparent about our fees as possible, we can only give a fixed quotation for our services following our consultation visit (all fees are inclusive of expenses e.g. travel, postage, and copying).

Consultations/Free Consultations:

Free consultations are for homeowners about their own home they are living in, and also only within the areas we serve (which is Chapel Allerton, Leeds up to North Ripon; and from Tranmere Park, Guiseley, across to Wighill, near Tadcaster). Areas such as: Shadwell / Alwoodley, Wetherby /Boston Spa, Bramhope /Horsforth, Harrogate /Knaresborough and Colingham / Bardsey are at the heart of our region.

If you are thinking of buying a house as a new home, or to develop, but want to talk to us first about your plans to extend/remodel we can help. Our charge is  between £100  and £200 (+VAT), depending on the time involved. 

McNicholas Architects is a trading name for McNicholas Architects Ltd. Head Office - 59, St. Winifreds Road, Harrogate. HG2 8LR. Company Number 9036699

VAT No. 234713128

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