How It Works

Wondering how we can offer such good value? Home & Maker keeps everything simple to make our online architecture services and construction costs affordable. We then pass these savings onto you and help you control your budget!

How It Works

Your Steps

A collaborative, efficient and reliable service

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Our unique 3-in-1 quote calculates architectural services, construction costs and the value you could add to your home. Plus, we pride ourselves on offering unbeatable value.

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Your order phases

When you place your order, we divide it into the following phases, so you can pause your order and payment at any point.

Setup

See what your designer is working on, review your payment milestones and communicate with your designer to have full control over your architect plans and budget through your Drawingboard. Let us know all about your likes and dislikes so that we know how to design a home that is perfect for you.

Home Measuring

Our team will need measurements of your home to create accurate drawings. Sit tight and wait for your Self Survey kit to arrive in the post. Upload your home measurements and photographs, or if you prefer, have one of our team visit your home. Get existing architect drawings of your home and an initial 3D concept image of your design.

Design & Draughting

Once we have everything we need, it’s time to start collaborating on your design. Home & Maker starts your project from the ground up by draughting tried and true architect-approved home designs. If needed, we can submit the planning application or development certificate on your behalf - just add it into your quote!

Detailed Design

Our team will add that extra level of detail to your architect drawings so that you meet all the legal requirements to start on site. Finding a reliable local builder and getting an accurate quote can be challenging, so using our nationwide trade connections, our team are always on hand to recommend professionals local to you.

Aftercare

We’re proud to be in that elusive 3% of architects who offer aftercare. To be sure that our design is working for you, our ‘Home Health & Happiness’ check-up and site report is included as a standard feature of every project.

Our Services

We understand that everyone's needs are different, you can always chat with us if you’re unsure!

Setup

Let us know your home design preferences through our online quiz. Then connect with your architect or designer to talk over your extension ideas or vision for a brand new home.

Initial Design Meeting
Design questionnaire
Build your team

Self Survey Kit

To create accurate architectural drawings, we need measurements of your home. This is easy enough with our Self Survey kit.

Our Home & Maker design handbook
Survey Tools
Draughting tools
Online assistance (as required)

Existing Design Draughting

Your architect will need to spend time creating accurate drawings of your home so they can get the proposed design just right.

2D plans
Sections and elevations
3D clay render

Expert Surveying

If you prefer, one of our experts is happy to measure your home for you. Please note, this service is not available for West Country, NI and Scotland.

Half-day home visit
Condition report lite
Expert measurements of your home

Design Ideas

If you're just starting out, we’re here to help you imagine your dream home, provide guidance, and explain the next steps.

3D clay render
1-hour design workshop

Design & Draughting - Extension

Our expert team of online architects will design and draught creative and accurate computerised drawings of your dream extension.

Proposed 2D plans
Sections and elevations
One design review

Design & Draughting - New Build

Our team of experts will design and draught creative and accurate computerised drawings of your dream home.

3D clay render
Proposed 2D plans
Sections and elevations
One design review

Planning Application Handling

Don't fancy spending hours filling out forms for your local council planning application? We can handle the submission for you.

Full planning application handling
Location plan
Block plan
Required documents

3D Visual

3D Visuals offer a great opportunity to get a feel for your project and see it from every angle before it's built. A high quality 3D visualisation of your choice

A high quality 3D visualisation of your choosing.

Video flythrough

A video fly-through is a great option, if you’re eager to experience your project, before it is built.

A high-quality 3D fly-through.

Design Review

Adding a design review means you can double check that you are happy with every last detail.

Revised proposed designs
Design call

Building Control

Technical drawings get you one step closer to approval, organising construction and helping everyone understand what the plan is.

Proposed plans
Sections and elevations
Proposed detail drawings.

Aftercare

We want to be sure that your home is working for you so we're in that elusive 3% of architects who offer aftercare (at no extra cost!)

Complimentary ‘Home Health & Happiness’ check-up
'Happy Healthy Home' report
Home appointment (if you’re unhappy with any part of your project)
Free Architect Consultation Call

Still unsure?

If you need advice or guidance, we'd love to talk about how we can help you on your way to ultimate home happiness with a free 30 minute consultation call with one of our architects or designers.