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About

We are a small architectural practice based in Central Essex, serving the East Anglia area and further afield when requested. Having completed sites all over the UK, we provide Planning and Building Regulation applications, as well as 3D design where required.

 

JE Designs started from small beginnings at the end of 2015 providing 3D drawings for clients to check plans and ideas before going ahead with them. This proved massively successful and within a few months had turned into a full time business. We now provide 3D drawings for garden studios, large and small extensions, new builds, garages and even a 24 plot apartment block! Really, no matter how small or large a job/development we can help.

We pride ourselves on our customer service and remain happy to help with any advice throughout the design process.

Please feel free to call us on 07803 841 644 for more information or to discuss your plans.

 

Jonathan English

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Founder of JE Designs, Jonathan qualified from Anglia Ruskin University, Essex in 2010. He has since worked for various architects practices and also a housing developer. More recently branching out into the field of SIP Paneling for 'sustainable' design.

Miriam English

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Miriam has been running JE Designs for over 3 years, providing working drawings and 3D design. Miriam is generally the first point of contact for clients, from initial queries to completion of Planning and Building Regulation applications.

The Team

The Process

Starting any building project can be a bit daunting, however we would like to make the process as easy, smooth and stress-free as possible for you.

Most clients approach us initially with ideas and rough sketches of what they want to achieve. We will then arrange a time convenient to you, to meet and discuss these dreams in more detail. Once you are happy we will survey the existing property or arrange a site survey for a plot of land.

Using the information gathered from our initial meeting, we will then produce working drawings for your approval. Once you are happy with the design, we will then submit to the appropriate Council for Planning Permission (at this point the additional Council Planning fee is required). Most applications take around 8 weeks from submission for the Council's to make a decision, with occasional changes being required before approval.

Once we have Planning Approval, we will then proceed with the Building Regulation application. This process is a more detailed set of drawings based on the Planning drawings and will show, essentially, how the project is to be built. Building Regulation decisions are generally made within 6 weeks from submission to the Council (at this point the additional Council Building Regulation fee is required), although this can depend on the size of the project. It is at this point, the Council will make comments which may require amendments to drawings to meet the conditions that they raise, however, some of these conditions may need to be cleared by the builder on site once the project has started. The builder will need to arrange with the Council an appropriate time to visit, so that the officer in charge of your project can sign off the related conditions.

Once Building Regulation Approval has been awarded (subject to the conditions mentioned above), the drawings will then be handed over to you and your builder of choice, who will then see out the project to completion.

 

Portfolio

Below are some examples of previous projects that have been completed.

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Contact

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07803 841 644

 

SuperSIPs is our largest client and are one of only a handful of UK manufacturers of SIPS Panels (or Structural Insulated Panels).

 

These are manufactured using facings of OSB (Oriented Stranded Board) with a filling of PUR (polyurethane) insulation. These structural panels offer an energy efficient building system that substantially reduces on-site labour times & cost alternative to the traditional timber frame or masonry construction. The insulation used in the panels is continuous and not bridged by timber studs and has been in use for over 50 years.

Meridian Homes is a family run business with over 30 years of experience in providing    a wide range of home improvements.

 

Most of their 5,000 customers have been acquired through client recommendations from family and friends.
 
We believe this is the fine testament to the building trade in respects of their design advice, product quality and overall level of customer service, whether its windows, conservatories or a home extension.

My Eco Space specialise in contemporary & traditional garden offices, made to measure from the finest timber.

 

All garden buildings supplied, can be customised to the size and style the client requires.

 

Their office and garden rooms are designed to comply with UK planning regulations. ECO Friendly Garden Rooms any size, for any Space and for all budgets.

Clients