Architectural planning services & building regulations approval applications

Services Explained

We provide a wide range of services and professional expertise for all your architectural projects and design needs:

Your Projects

Home Improvement

We can support you through the process of improving your home. Including internal or external insulation, underfloor heating, to updating your electrics and plumbing.

New Build

A new house or building can be designed with your personal requirements fully incorporated into the plan.  We will provide you with professional advice every step of the way.


All types and styles of extensions are undertaken. It is proportionally the largest part of our business.  We therefore have very extensive experience in this field and can efficiently work to produce designs and drawings.


Do you wish to convert a garage or outbuilding into habitable space? Contact us and we will come up with some ideas to make it a reality.


A house or building, as a whole, or in just one particular area that needs repair or renovation. This is another field where we have particular experience and expertise. Large historic buildings with grade 2 listing, down to simple window repairs.

Internal Alterations

Often if space is not the primary concern, internal alterations, or conversion can provide the most cost effective solution. Additional cloakrooms, an en-suite, enlarging a living space can make a huge difference to house occupants.

How we can help

Free Online Consultation

If you wish for us to have a look at an idea you have, we offer a Free Scheme Checker Service. You send some notes, sketches with dimensions and photographs, we will look at it and reply to say if your ideas are workable. Contact us to get a Free Online Consultation.

Architectural Drawings

Drawings and plans prepared using the latest CAD technology. A standard set of drawings would include: site plan, block plan, floor plan, sections, existing and proposed elevations. Additional custom drawings completed according to project requirements. CAD drawings are converted to Adobe pdf format for easy viewing and e-mail distribution.

Building Regulations

Construction Notes prepared and Building Regulation Applications made. For further explanation on building regulations & planning see our advice page.

Planning Permission

Planning Applications made.  We will advise to which issues are likely to meet with the planners approval, or cause concern.  Click here for further explanation.

Permitted Development

In certain cases, particularly with domestic extensions, Planning Permission is not required. Although in practically all cases Building Regulations will be needed.  Click here for further explanation.

Structural Engineering

Some types of construction require the services of a Structural Engineer to calculate the loads imposed on a structure and design a custom solution.

We have a good and long standing relationship with a local engineer and liaise with him in a friendly and pragmatic way. Due to our extensive experience in the actual building process we are able to advise the engineer on the most convenient and economical solution to a particular problem. We do try to design using standard structural products wherever possible, to negate the use of the engineer and project delays. At all times the building has to retain its structural integrity and we will not contemplate an idea unless it achieves this primary requirement.

Feasibility Study

Some clients require estimated costs for a particular scheme before progressing with a planning application and/or building regulations. We are able to draw a draft design and estimate the total build costs for a much reduced fee. Click here for further details on our prices.

Building Cost Estimation

This is a most valuable service and one our customers find hugely beneficial when formulating a budget for a project. During our prolonged and extensive experience as both a design and building business. We have had to compile competitive quotations and tenders for many types of works and can now offer an offshoot of this service to our customers.

Historic Buildings

These building require a more sympathetic and pragmatic approach. We have extensive experience of dealing with: conservation, preservation, stonework, traditional lime mortars and plaster, slate and stone tile roof covering, lead work, oak timber frame and traditional carpentry.

Heat Loss Calculations

To our design we can calculate the heat loss through any part of the fabric of the building. Radiators or an underfloor heating system can then be sized and given to your plumber.

Kitchen Design

Often for projects such as kitchen extension, the kitchen design has to be incorporated in the building plans. We are able to draw a kitchen design that the client is able to take to their supplier/installer to finalize. Door, window positions, electric points and the plumbing requirements will then be placed accurately.

Bathroom Design

The correct positioning of bathroom sanityware can be shown and dimensions given. In some cases an increase or decrease in space around these products will be requested by the client, which we can readily do.

Heating Systems

Simple additions to the existing, up to a complete new heating and hot water system can be specified. Boilers, heating controls, zoning, radiators and underfloor heating can tailored to the customer and building requirements.

Electrical Layouts

Help and advice can be given to deciding an electrical layout. Or a full plan drawn up. Occasionally a scheme may require additional circuits and/or a new distribution board. We can put forward our recommendations so your qualified electrician may complete the work required.

Agricultural Planning

This section of planning has many specific rules of which we have experience of dealing with. Buildings, greenhouses, glasshouses, reservoirs can have their own particular planning requirements and in many cases do not need permission. We can make the necessary investigations before compiling a design to put forward.