Are 3D extension renders worth it?

3d render of a side house extension with a basement

Aiding the House Extension Planning Process

When you start planning your house extension, you will be trying to visualise how the finished project will look. An architect or a design and build extension London specialist will then expand on this by producing detailed architectural drawings, plans and specifications.

However, a two-dimensional sketch will not let you build up a clear picture of your completed extension.

This is when 3D visualisations can help by bringing the concept to life, allowing both the client and the extension builders to perceive the complete design idea before the construction even starts.

3D visualisation of a side return house extension

Obtaining 3D Visualisations 


Architectural rendering requires skill, attention to detail and patience. To successfully execute 3D architectural visualisations, knowledge on how buildings work is necessary.

This is why a design and build company or architects who have been closely working with building companies in London can design and produce the most accurate renders that fulfil their intended purpose of providing a clear vision of the project.

With the help of specialised software, experienced architects can create realistic pictures of the building exteriors so that you can benefit from their expertise.

3D render of a house extension with yellow bricks and white doors

3D Rendering Process

The process starts with detailed architectural 2d plans and drawings, which include separate architectural drawings for all elevations and floor plans, measurements of the external walls, the positions of window and door, and the proposed type of bricks or cladding and other materials.

When this stage is complete, our architect will combine the use of state of the art CAD software and artistic skills to turn the drawings into a high-quality 3D visualisation of the extension project.

3D architectural renderings come in a digital form so can be shared across different devices and social platforms, making it easier to collaborate.

3D visualisation of a side extension with red and grey bricks

Benefits of a 3D Extension Visualisation

There are many advantages to both the homeowner and the builders from utilising a 3D visualisation. It could allow the build stage to be more efficient and cost-effective by enabling the architect and the builder to see any possibly problematic areas. It could also help assist the client with the choice of the best type and colour of windows, doors, bricks, render, etc., avoiding possibly costly alternations at a later stage of the construction.

Fundamentally, 3D rendering can let the client see different perspectives of their project to understand better how it fits with the existing building and its surrounding. If they are unsure of specific aesthetical details, we can make changes to the design, to make sure that the client is delighted with the result. This can also make communication between the homeowner and the building contractor easier, as the builders will be able to see what the client wants to achieve. 

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