mark it out

  • Extension

    Absolutely spot on
    Had 6 persons turn up to quote but Mark was by far the best
    Not the cheapest but definitely the best
    The advice given was exactly what i wanted and it was obvious that Mark knew what he was talking about from the first visit (many did not)
    All plans completed and looked excellent, My planning went straight thru without a hitch
    Friendly and an A1 service happy to recommend

  • Plans required for a single storey lean to extension

  • Kitchen extension, side return extension

  • Plans needed for single storey extension

  • Draw extension plans

  • Planning Application Drawing - Dormer Windows

  • small single storey extension

    Mark has been brilliant, very thorough and knowledgeable with building regs too. He also has a fabulous list of contacts, and has saved me a fortune verses private contractor.

  • Single or double storey extension on a semi detached

  • Extension and Refurbishment

  • Single storey front bay kitchen and cloakroom extension

  • Floor Plan Required

    Mark provided an excellent service, and advice.

  • Plans to submit planning permission for fence

  • Plans for 2 storey extension

  • Redesign and extension

  • 4 meter extension and opening up the back of the house

  • Single Storey Extension Design

    Mark has been a pleasure to deal with & I would have no heaistation in recommending him.

    He has supported us with drawings for an extension to our home but also put us in contact with structural engineers, building control & submitted planning on our behalf.

    Throughout Mark has provided good advice and has been flexible around changes to our plans and resultant changes to the drawings. Importantly some of the additional support he provided was following his final payment showing that he genuinely cares about his customers.

    Mark and those he put us in contact with have proven to be very good but importantly also good value - we saved a significant sum by hiring Mark and his recommended contacts rather than some other local firms we contacted.

    There were a couple of times when things took a little longer than we would have liked but Mark was always easy to contact and kept us updated.

  • Single storey extension, Aylesbury

  • Renovation of Ladies and Gents Toilets

  • Single storey ext & internal changes

  • Extension to side and rear of house

    Pleasant man to deal with. Chose him above the rest as he took the time to call me to discuss my requirements instead of sending a generic "choose us we're brilliant" email
    Mark kept me informed at every stage of the process and I could call him at any time to discuss alterations or just to request more information
    The overall process of planning application was explained to me in language I understood
    Overall I was extreemly happy with the service provided by Mark and if we procced with this project he would be the person I employ
    Many thanks Mark

  • building a front elevation porch

    Mark is a very professional guy and guide me through the whole process. Will be happy to recommend to anyone that need a relaible ,trusted and very competitive CAD designer.

  • Change of amentity land to garden plans

    Mark was absolutely fantastic! We had a really tight deadline! He went above and beyond what he should have and he also stayed in contact all the way through. I would definitely recommend Mark if you want a both a thorough and friendly service! Thank you for all your hard work and if we ever need this type of work again we will definitely be using Mark!

  • Drawing for extension to replace existing conservatory

    Mark has been very professional throughout the process of designing and completing drawings for our single storey extension. He has been very helpful not only in relation to the design, but also when it came to selecting builders, what to expect when it comes to contracts for the work to be done etc. This is the first time we have been through this process and we had absolutely no idea what we were doing! He has been very willing to give advice on many matters, far over and above what we would expect from any architect. He dealt with all of our permitted development application documents which will hopefully be given the okay any day now, and took the worry of the process away from us. I cannot recommend Mark more. He has been fantastic and has provided very detailed and professional drawings. We couldn't have asked any more of him. Especially towards the end when we were in a bit more of a rush for the drawings to be finished and Mark worked hard to get them finished for us. Thank you very much Mark for all of your help and advice.

  • Extension to kitchen

    We purchased a property in March and was looking to extend across the back of the house with a kitchen/diner. We posted the job on the website and contacted a couple of architects, one being Mark. He responded very quickly and arranged a appointment. He was very accommodating to weekend visits as we worked full time. After looking at quotes Mark costs were lower than other companies, so decided to go with him. He took time to take measurements, and we not rushed, and did the applications to the council and amended drawings free of charge. Mark had been with us throughout the beginning of the build and even provided builders details. Mark has provided a stress free service during our build, which is just what we needed. I would recommend Mark for a professional and friendly service.

  • Single/double storey extension

  • extension

    Mark has really helped us get our plans to the standard in which the council asked (they have been very difficult). he went above and beyond to make sure they get through the process first time.
    will defiantly recommend and use him in the future should we need to.

    Thank you

    Kirsty and Jamie

  • small extension project

  • kitchen extension

    Used Mark Bly to complete drawings for a single storey extension, Mark completed the drawings promptly and co-ordinated building control, and the structural engineers. Overall he has done a great job and even recommended a builder who is also fab. This is my first experience of major building work and Mark has made it easy, keeping in touch even after he completed the drawings to make sure the build is completed to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend Mark Bly.

  • Single storey extension to rear

  • Driveway plan

    Very pleased with the service. Looking forward to getting plans approved

  • Need Architect for extension

  • drawings required for single storey extension

    Mark It Out have provided us with an amazing design for our single story extension. Mark was very patient in dealing with us and all our requests! He took the time to explain and talk through various options, and come up with interesting and new ideas for the build. He was always easy to get hold of and quick to turn around some urgent work needed at the final stages of planning. We've enjoyed working with Mark and would recommend him to others.

  • Single storey extension replacing existing conservatory

  • Prepare architectural drawings for small extension

  • Storage Unit Conversion To Office(s)

  • simple ole extension

  • Single story rear extension

    We hired Mark to provide us with plans for an extension and garage conversion. He got us up to the 2D stage eventually after taking weeks to respond to our calls and emails and only called is eventually when I said I would report him to trading standards as we had paid him and not received anything in return. Unfortunately we had to put the project on hold for a few months and when we were ready to commence we tried to contact Mark again but again received no response from him so we decided to cut our losses and hire an actual qualified architect who has completed our full plans within a week. Safe to say we will not hire Mark again.

  • small extension. Making utility room & kitchen same siz

    Mark, has been very professional throughout. he was competitively priced. He explained the whole process and took me through it in lay mans terms. He showed me previous work and offered references. He even offered tradespersons details to quote. The drawings were of a very good standard and he is supporting me through the process. will use again

  • Extension design and planning

    Great designs and a good price but took months to do a job that should have taken weeks and very hard to get hold of and doesnt return calls easily.

  • Planning drawings for a double garage

    Mark it out, provided planning drawings for a cart lodge and checked planning application paperwork. however local planning (in a conservation area) were difficult, upshot was to count garage area as parking (which was needed) local planning forced the building size up from 5.4m sq to 7m x 6m
    Mark it out altered the drawings and resubmitted, in all not a smooth planning experience but at least Mark It Out stay'ed with it and got it through. Its Good to have someone on your side.

  • Redraw plans for our 1-bed flat. Required by freeholder

    We hired Mark to redraw our flat layout after some internal alterations. Mark was professional and very competitively priced. He was accommodating to our work schedule and has been in contact throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Mark and would use him again on a future project.

  • Extension to rear of property.

    We decided to go with Mark-It-Out after reading his positive feedback on Mybuilder and have not been disappointed. Mark is friendly, approachable and clearly very experienced. It is the first extension that we have ever embarked on and he put us at ease, explaining the process in a straightforward way, We are very happy with the plans that Mark put together for us, and very pleased that we chose Mark for the work.

  • Conservatory fitted to existing extension

    We are very happy with Marks architectural services.
    He spent a long time at our property getting measurements for both existing and proposed floor plans and submitting a planning application for us.
    He kept us updated with the progress of our planning application through to the end and liased with the planning office on our behalf. Mark was professional, thorough and very knowledgable and we wouldn't hesitate to use his services again in the future.

  • Design and planning for a roof terrace/balcony

    Mark failed to show up for 2 consecutive appointments, with no notice. His first excuse was his garage delaying his car servicing. The second was traffic - meaning he would be more than 2 hours! late, and he was not willing to attend. After that he didn't even have the common courtesy to reply to messages to follow up on the time he proposed to reschedule (on one occasion he actually answered the phone and then didn't speak!)

    I'm particularly angry as I've wasted weeks on this - and as I explained to Mark at the outset the speed of the job was a priority. And by the fact I've really messed my neighbours about in the process; he needed access to the ground floor flat garden for the calculation, and I also arranged access to the balcony adjacent to mine - which has been a logistical nightmare; they were reasonably patient the first time I had finally agreed a time for them to be in on a Saturday morning that was then cancelled at short notice; now they don't even reply to messages on the subject.

    At the risk of hyperbole, I've never experienced shoddy experience of what is meant to be a professional service

    mark it out's reply:

    We are sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with our service. Due to unforeseen personal circumstances we were unable to attend the appointment. The second appointment out of business hours was agreed to fit with the client’s needs. However due to an accident on the M25 this would have meant we would have arrived in darkness and would not be able to take measurements outside. On both occasions we contacted our client by phone to advise of the situation and try to make a new appointment. However due to the clients work pattern and holidays we were unable to agree on dates to reschedule. We have tried to contact our client on Tuesday this week by phone but have received no response until this feedback comment was posted tonight.

  • Openings through party wall

  • Seeking planning permission for 2m high fence

    I am very happy with the service delivered by Mark. I sought his advice regarding the feasibility of a future project and his assistance with a planing application for an small one to be done in a near future.

    Mark came to my house and took the time to hear my ideas and understand my vision. He provide good advice on the my big future plans. It include ideas and opinion on feasbility.

    Then, we focus on my small project that required a planing application. He took measures and from that point successfully handles all the planing application process until approval.
    I want to point out he keep me well informed at every step. He also did a great job dealing with a somewhat difficult planing officer.
    He delivers good quality plans, documents and remains on top of the process.
    Based on my experience, I do not hesitate to recommend him. In deed he is on top of my list when the time comes to start a more ambitious project.

  • Kitchen/Dining room side extension

  • Elevation drawings for garden wall planning application

    Having met Mark, who spent some time walking around the site with me, I was impressed by his aura of professionalism and intelligent suggestions which have clearly been informed by actual experience in the field of planning applications.
    He made a special effort to get the drawings done quickly, which he did by the agreed time in less than 2 days. They are well executed, highlight relevant information and the layout and presentation is smart. He is happy to provided free minor revisions if required later on.

  • Architect for kitchen redesign in conservation area

    Mark was very personable on initial meeting, and provided an estimate for the job once visiting the property to get a clear idea of the work entailed. He is very attentive to detail, and takes his time to complete the tasks accurately. We faced a few delays in the initial production of the plans required for planning permission, as Mark was facing significant demands on his time from multiple projects. The plans were completed to a high standard, and he was also able to provide us with recommendations of other tradesman. Mark worked tirelessly to ensure we gained our planning permission in rather difficult circumstances, and went above and beyond including liaising with other agents. The job took considerably more hours than originally quoted, however Mark stuck to the initial quote. I would look to hire Mark again for any future projects.

  • Building Regulations Drawings

  • Side extension

    Mark is a reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable architect. Mark draughted the plans and helped with the entire planning process. Mark also,went the extra mile and visited the local planning department to discuss the proposals. Following planning permission Mark also helped with finding the right builder and even visited several times during the build. In summary if you are looking for a skilled professional architect you need not look any further Mark is your man. I have no reservation in recommending Mark.

  • House extension

    Mark did a brilliant job. We have managed to get the planning permission. We started the project end of March. Draft planning drawing was emailed in couple of weeks time. Mark suggested couple of ideas but we didn't made any alterations in the plan as we discussed on the very first day. Planning application with drawings was submitted by Mark on 24 April. So in one month time planning application was up and running. As per the feedback from council we had to make couple of adjustment in the drawings. Mark turned this around quickly. Best part is Mark didn't charged for this amendment he had to make. Finally we got planning permission by 3rd week of June. I would like to thanks Mark for the brilliant job he did for us.

  • Drawings for building control

  • a small extension and removal of some internal walls

  • Walnut Tree 2016

  • Plans for existing fire escape

    Great job great guy!! Hire with confidence he is a genuine guy, following through from start to finish I cant recommend him higher fantastic service. Make him your first choice he is easy to talk to and nothing is too much trouble .....

  • Converting garage to habitable space

    Mark did a great job as the architect for a garage conversion to a bedroom in East London. He did a good job on detailed plans and got the approval past the council first time despite there being some special conditions in place on the property.
    Mark was a positive and calming influence throughout and was very helpful, advising on areas outside his immediate remit which was useful for me as I'd never undertaken anything like this before. His can-do attitude was borne out by the results, I'll happily use him again next time we have a project to do.

  • double story extension

  • Kitchen Diner Extension Woburn Sands

  • Technical drawings needed in Yateley Hampshire

    Mark from mark it out
    Was great sorting our planning
    Permission was always available to
    Answer any questions we might of had
    I would not hesitate on recommending mark
    To anyone else we were very pleased with the end result.
    Elaine Mckenzie

  • extra eves space

    Mark is a pleasure to work with - receptive, hard working and always open to suggestion.

    He has done good work is drawing up plans for the extension and insulation of my flat. His prices are very reasonable and he has put in a lot of hours to ensure i have got plans which meet my needs.

    He is always available on a phone for questions and feedback.


  • Scaled elevation drawing of a shop sign

    Mark did the drawings/design of our business premises as we needed to submit those to the council. We had made few alterations and planning requested those to be submitted to them in drawings. Mark was in touch with the council through out his job. I would highly recommend Mark.

  • Kitchen extension with balcony above

    Mark was very helpful and completed the plans to my satisfaction. He sorted out planning permission and structural calculations via his contacts and I'm very happy with the results.

  • Plans drawn up

  • Design/drawings/planning for a garden room in Olney

    Mark was very helpful from start to finish, going well beyond his role. I would recommend him to anyone. Our garden room is fantastic.

  • plans for ground floor extension

    I hired Mark to complete the plans for an extension.
    He was on time and punctual.
    Very efficient and I would recommend to use him.
    I am a builder by trade and have seen many poor drawings in my time.
    His work is very clear and simple to understand.

  • Room on the top of the garage

  • Porch/Extension working plans (Twickenham)

    Mark was helpful, professional and considerate thoughout the project. This wasn't a complex build but the local planning regulations (Richmond, conservation areas) made it a little tricky. All worked out well in the end though. I would use Mark again.

  • Single Storey extention

    Mark Worked with us on our project to design and build a kitchen extension. The work is still taking place but have been happy with the attentive service that mark has provided. We had some planning issues at the beginning that mark followed up and dealt with. Things have run smoothly and we would not hesitate to recommend mark to others

  • new bathroom downstairs + kitchen (knocking thtough)

    Mark Bly was an excellent choice on my part. He offered very professional advice and yet most importantly was prepared to listen to what I wanted. He supported me and advised through the entire building work. I can confidently recommend his services to any prospective building/design work anyone is hoping to consider. Mrs Tucker, Watford Herts.

  • Architectural drawings requires for conservatory

    Mark was very professional and the drawings were excellent and returned in a timely fashion, needless to say planning permission was granted. Would highly recommend.

  • Planning permission submission for single story ext.

  • Drawings for Planning permission application

    Although Mark was not especially local to us, he was willing to travel. He took the time to visit for a consultation and was very happy to come back after we hired him. His work is of a high standard and he obtained planning permission for us with a minimum of fuss. He took our ideas into account and helped with his own complimentary suggestions.

  • Discharge of conditions on planning application

    Mark is a true professional who deals with situations effectively and fast when they crop up.his communication at all stages throughout the job was excellent and I always knew and was appraised of what was going on. I will definitely hire again in the near future and reccomend highly

  • Technical drawings required

    Could not ask for a better service. Mark was great with communication, visits and price. Our project was difficult in the respect that we had already got planning permission but Mark was happy to take it on half way through to completion of his role and he gave us every bit of advice he could.

  • Single storey extension to our house

    Mark is a friendly chap who made the whole process easy. No issues with planning. Highly recommend him.

  • Extension

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Mark did some architectural designs for me, really good, had to appeal to local authority and he dealt with it all very quickly, he gave really good advice. I have been really impressed so have used him on two other projects. I wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend him at all. Pricing is reasonable, no hidden extras, you know what is going to happen, when it\'s going to happen and how it\'s going to happen.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    We have used mark from markitout on numerous occasions where he has measured, done drawings and gained planning permission for our clients for conservatories, orangeries and garage conversions. We have found mark to be on time efficient and trustworthy and will be using him for all our planning applications in the future. We are also members of my so from our references you will see we are a trustworthy company.

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