You will need both drawings meaning you will have to pay for both so why not just get both done at the same time? It means the drawing process is completed in one rather than two separate parts therefore taking less time. It also protects against the risk that once planning is approved and when the drawing is amended to build to there is no realisation that you can’t physically build what has been approved. There are exceptions in this thinking, for example when obtaining planning permission for the reason of selling a property or land with the permission. There would be no need in this instance to pay out extra to get a technical drawing. Another example is for large projects, such as apartment blocks and housing developments as the planning is such a long process and can change dramatically. This meaning the technical information will be constantly changing as well, causing drawing revision delays. At KPD we only tend to do full technical drawings as that is what the client will need to build their project therefore no wasted time producing one drawing after another and no extra cost that wasn’t expected.
At KPD we rarely just do planning drawings and there is very good reason for that. Why have a pretty picture that you can’t use to build to? Yes, you have planning approval that’s great, but you will still need a technical drawing for the builder to build to, so the drawing will have to be improved to bring it up to a build standard with another fee. Planning permission drawings are focussed on the overall look of the development and set up to show the council and anyone looking at it what the layout will be and what the end product will look like. A technical drawing is showing how the development is going to actually be constructed. This is done by showing construction views, section views and notes all over the drawing.