You may have noticed a series of “Simple Guides” slowly appearing on our website over the last 9 months or so. The idea behind these guides was to take things that Matt, Mike and Steve deal with every day at 3HW and explain them simply and concisely to a complete beginner with no previous architectural or building experience.
The task of writing these guides fell to me (an artist by trade and dealing with marketing in 3HW) as I am a complete novice in this area and am always having to get Steve, Matt and Mike to patiently explain the procedures they go through to me! I tried to take their ‘architect’s jargon’ and turn it into plain speak to help people through their first building projects.
So far we have produced “Simple Guides” to:
Building an Extension– An overview of what you will need to know before having an extension designed and built.
Other Specialists– A guide explaining some of the specialists you may not have realised that you could need when taking on a building project, and what they all do.
Pre-Application Advice– Here we look at what it is, when you may need it and what happens once you have received the advice.
Building a House in a Garden– a step-by-step guide from first having the idea of having a building plot in your garden, to getting it built or selling the land with Planning Permission if that is your preferred route.
We have many more “Simple Guides” in the pipeline such as a detailed guide to Planning Permission, another for getting Building Regulations and a guide to converting buildings with other uses. We are open to any other ideas so if you have any architecturally related projects or procedures that you would like de-mystified, please contact us and we’ll try and create some more useful “Simple Guides” for you.