If you want an extension, loft conversion or alteration to your house, David Haworth is the first person to turn to.
Architectural Technician David, 56, will draw up the plans which builders need to be able to provide a quote.
He explains: “Builders are reluctant to give prices without knowing what they are pricing for. I give an initial free consultation to say what people can and cannot do, how much it will cost to do the drawings and obtain planning and building regulation approvals. I make those submissions on their behalf and get the necessary approvals.
“Then people are able to get quotes from builders using my drawings.”
With more than 35 years experience, David is qualified up to HNC level and has worked for Blackburn Council and Thwaites Brewery until he was made redundant 19 years ago.
Without practice overheads, David, who also does commercial work such as shop extensions and pub refurbishment, says he offers a competitive price compared to an architect. Commercial clients include couriers APC Overnight of Leyland.