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Planning submission 3d renders in Devon and Cornwall

Offplan3d is a Computer Generated Image business based in the South West of England. We specialise in producing professional quality 3d house renders for planning applications.

CGI 3d architectural models are created from supplied plans and elevations. Using these models we then produce computer generated images, known as 3d renders, of the building project. These images are then submitted with your planning application onto your local authority Planning Portal. From here they can be viewed by the planning department officer, parish council planning committees or the public.

CGI 3d renders have taken over from architects sketches as the best way to showcase your proposed building project. Our studio can use real world lighting and materials in a Computer Generated environment to produce highly accurate photo-real images.

Basic CGI model of house

Trained in Architecture, experienced in Planning applications

CGI view from adjacent property for planning officer

The image above shows the proposed house from the ridge line of the neighbours house.

Why use Offplan3d?– We have years of experience sitting on planning committees as well as architectural training and experience. This allows us very useful insider knowledge.

In addition having been shown our competitor quotes by our clients, we know we offer lower prices while maintaining high standards.

We cover all areas of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset although we often work further afield as well.

3d render of south devon house

Our 3d rendering service can show how the new build blends into its’ location.

planning department image

At Offplan3d we produce a wide range of CGI image styles. Wether the purpose is sales or visual assements for planning, we can provide the right solution for you.

Clear and impressive CGI property renders

detailed planning submission 3d render

The image above shows views from inside the proposed new home looking out over the neighbouring property. This is useful to assure planners there will not be any ‘over looking’ issues. Architects plans alone can miss a lot of this important information.

The advantage of 3d renders for planning– Many people can find it difficult to visualise the actual buildings represented by architects plans and elevations.

Most Councillors who sit on committees and make recommendations are usually neither architects nor builders. They can find it difficult to really visualise what is being shown to them.

This is when 3d renders really can make a big impression. Our CGI images accurately show the proposed property. In addition they also convey that the applicant is serious about getting the project approved.


3d house render with roof removed

A variety of cut-away and roof-off CGI shots can help to explain your property layout to planning departments.

Cost effective 3d renders with good ROI

How much does it cost? Prices can vary from a £100 upto £10K depending on the project and the amount/ standard of work required. This covers any budget from kitchen extensions to new build houses to the new national planetarium.

We understand how to get the required results with effective planning application 3d renders. Outline or detailed planning consent are obviously different to final sales images.

If the purpose of the CGI images was to sell the completed property to a potential homeowner then adding ‘aspirational lifestyle set dressing’ would be desirable. However this would be an expensive distraction to a planning department. By cutting out the clutter we are able to cut costs by up to half on our competitors.

Often quoted prices are given per image but the actual work is 85% 3d model creation. Once this is complete we offer additional images at low prices.To see examples of our property CGI render prices click here.

Or ring us for an informal chat about your 3d house render for planning applications requirements on 01237 45 23 23

Easy and accurate 3d visualisation for planning

Our clients– vary from architects and design firms, to design and build, architectural designers and planning consultants.

Daylight studies- Using the location, date and time of day our software can show exact sunlight and shadows for your property.

Amendments– the planning department will often reject an application and make recommendations at the early stages of outline planning. Our existing 3d house model can be changed and new 3d renders produced. The additional cost of the changes will depend on the amount of work required.

Flexibility– whether you require interior 3d renders or exterior 3d renders we can produce professional results on time and budget. Cutaway  cross sectional images are another potentially useful option. We also offer online interactive 3d model viewers and immersive ‘magic window’ viewers on mobile devices.

Click the images below to enlarge. This project in Sidmouth was completed in about a week for around £1,400 in 2018

To find out more about 3d house renders for planning applications please send us a message or ring for a chat on 01237 45 23 23

Sidmouth new home CGI

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