Exterior View of Extension:  Terrace house by Resi

The Resi guide to getting the perfect house extension

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When it comes to modern residential architecture that perfectly caters to one’s personal needs and style, the pros at Resi certainly know what they’re talking about. Based in London, this seasoned architectural firm aims to be the quicker, more cost-effective and, above all, more accessible option for anyone looking to extend their home. 

Their secret weapon? Their architectural experience, combined with a streamlined approach, that’s all thanks to their unique platform, which allows homeowners to manage everything online.

Although Resi started out with only four professionals, the company has quickly evolved into one of London’s larger firms thanks to its growing team of hardworking and experienced professionals. Ticking all the boxes that relates to modern architectural projects (from design and engineering straight through to marketing and top-notch customer service), Resi is the answer for everyone seeking first-rate and affordable architectural assistance.

Outside View of the Kitchen Extension:  Terrace house by Resi
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Outside View of the Kitchen Extension

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Setting a budget

Dining Area: minimalistic Dining room by Resi
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Dining Area

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Your house extension costs will depend on a number of factors from the size of your house and your foundation to what kind of insulation you plan to have. Setting a budget and keeping an eye on it through the entire process will help you to avoid any complications or excessive spending. 

Part of what makes Resi stand out from the crowd is its online service, which allows them to be faster and cheaper than many traditional architect practices. Through their site, homeowners are able to upload home information, message their architect, and even share their favourite Pinterest boards. All the while still getting that personal touch, as their team of surveyors are on board to measure up any property ready for a makeover.

Prices for various design and project packages at Resi, start bewtween £250 to £900.

Top-notch support

Exterior View of Extension:  Terrace house by Resi
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Exterior View of Extension

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At a fraction of the price and in much less time, 100% accurate 2D floor plans and 3D renders are produced by Resi. To help streamline your house extension project even more, homeowners are assisted with securing Planning Permission and receiving a better understanding of their permitted development rights. 

Every project commences with an initial telephone conversation to help the team understand a project. 2D floor plans are then proposed. 

As soon as the client approves, the project moves on to the 2D external elevations that are required by planning authorities. 

Resi then assists with the submission of the relevant forms to secure Planning Permission on the client’s behalf and/or to certify their permitted development.

Available packages for clients’ needs

Bedroom: modern Bedroom by Resi
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Bedroom

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Concept Package: Designed at the beginning phase of a house extension project and tailor-made to keep costs as low as possible. This option allows the client to explore their options while creating a design that suits their needs, wants and budget. After receiving the initial brief by telephone, as well as the client’s requirements, the team will start working on the new design in 2D. Afterwards, the plans will be dispatched to the client for approval – an alteration by the client is completely free of charge. Resi are also on hand to give customers advice on timelines and budgets for their projects.

Planning Package: Perfect for clients planning on renovating or extending their home and who require Planning Permission. After the team has received the floor plans and measurements of the client’s property, a telephone consultation follows to better understand the needs and requirements of the client’s proposed design. A screen share allows both client and architect to interact with one another while scrolling through various possible design ideas. Once a final design is chosen, the team commences work on a 2D layout of the new space (which includes a free revision, if necessary). Help is then provided to ensure the correct forms are submitted to secure Planning Permission and a lawful permission certificate

Planning and Survey: The ideal package for clients who do not have access to existing floor plans. Clients are provided with everything contained in the Planning Package, but with an on-site measured survey. This involves a visit to the property and, via the latest technology, accurately capturing its existing dimensions and elevations.  

Building Regulations: After finalising the design, the client must consider whether they’d like a detailed design package. This ensures various advantages, including building regulation drawings that can be used to provide more accurate contractor prices as well as secure approval from building control. Every phase of this package also goes hand-in-hand with professional advice to ensure deluxe results for the client.

What info do I need to provide?

Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Room: classic Dining room by Resi
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Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Room

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As soon as a client signs up with Resi, work on his/her extension can begin. All clients will be briefed on the firm’s easy-to-follow process and will be asked to provide: 

• Their name, contact details, and property’s address 

• Their property’s basic information 

• Their preferred design style, estimated budget, and a quick description of what they are hoping to achieve 

• Optional uploads of floor plans, plus any relevant property photos for inspiration. 

Resi will always inform the client if any additional information is required before work (drawing) on a house extension project commences.

For a more in-depth look at one of Resi’s projects, be inspired by The traditional side extension in Cunningham Place.

Which projects can the professionals at Resi assist you with?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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