Municipal Approval Plans

At M Smith Architectural Group, our core service revolves around Municipal Application Drawings, the foundation of all the services we offer. However, we go above and beyond, engaging in an intricate design process that covers everything from layout and orientation to sun studies, site area restrictions, aesthetics, and much more.

With our Municipal Application Drawings, you can expect a comprehensive package that includes the following essential components:

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Site Plan

A detailed plan showcasing the placement and layout of the building on the property, considering site features and surrounding elements.
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Roof Plan

An in-depth illustration of the roof design, indicating roof pitches, ridges, valleys, and any special roof elements.

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Floor Plan

Precise floor plans depicting the interior layout of each level, providing a clear understanding of room sizes, walls, doors, and windows.

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Sewer Layouts & Elevations

Detailed drawings displaying the sewer layout and elevations to ensure proper sewage system integration.

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Building Elevations

Comprehensive visual representations of the building’s exterior, revealing its appearance from different viewpoints.

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Sections with Specifications

Cross-sectional views of the building, along with specifications detailing various construction elements.

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Area Schedule

An overview of the total area of each section or room in the building.

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Window Schedule

A schedule specifying the sizes, types, and locations of all windows in the design.

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SANS 10400 Energy Calculations

Calculations to determine energy efficiency and compliance with SANS 10400 building regulations.

Additionally, we take pride in offering a comprehensive set of 3D images and videos of your project. Our office standard involves designing and drawing in 3D, enabling you to visualise your future space with remarkable clarity and realism.

As part of our dedication to providing a seamless service, we take care of all the necessary application forms, including Building Application, SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession) forms, Engineer Form 2, SANS 10400 Forms 1 and 2, Copy of Title Deed, Erf Diagram, HOA (Homeowners Association) approval, Architectural Professional Risk Assessment, OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) notification, Power of Attorney, Consumer Protection Act, and Environmental Checklist.

Rest assured, we proactively submit plans to the Local Authority for approval on your behalf, ensuring that your project complies with all regulations and swiftly moves toward realisation. With our team’s extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of local authorities, we take the burden off your shoulders, facilitating a hassle-free path to obtaining municipal approvals for your architectural vision.

Value Added Services

Our value-added services are designed to enhance your architectural experience and bring your vision to life with exceptional precision and creativity. From 3D images and videos that let you visualize your project in detail to streamlined plan submissions for a hassle-free approval process, we go above and beyond to ensure your project’s success.

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Sun Studies

At M Smith Architectural Group, we harness natural light’s transformative power, using meticulous sun studies to strategically position windows, skylights, and shading, creating energy-efficient spaces that promote well-being and aesthetic excellence.

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Energy Calculations

At M Smith Architectural Group, sustainability is intrinsic; employing advanced energy analysis, we fine-tune buildings for optimal efficiency, integrating passive design and systems that slash energy costs and carbon impact, embracing a future-focused architectural commitment.

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Detailed Working Drawings

From concept to reality, our team’s precision shines in crafting comprehensive working drawings that breathe life into projects, ensuring flawless coordination across architectural, structural, and technical aspects for stunning, successful outcomes.

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Trust M Smith Architectural Group to navigate the complexities of the approval process, leaving you free to focus on your vision coming to life. Let us be your reliable partner in creating remarkable spaces that stand the test of time.