Create Your Dream Home

Getting Started on Your Project


Find the right architect



Collaborate on your brief



Begin the design process


Help getting organised...


There are a large number of things to think about when starting out on a build.  This is why we have created a toolkit for people planning a build.  Follow the link to access the toolkit and then watch the video to explain how to use it.


Start your project with a feasibility study...

We can help you explore different options for your build to help enable you to decide how to take your project to the next stage. Prices start at £2,450 for an illustrated report ready to take to the planning office for pre-application advice.


How our Process Works

The RIBA defines 6 different work stages that we work to with you on your project. The distribution of our work is broadly outlined below and more general information on the plan of works can be found following the link below.

Stage 0-1


Preparation and brief; feasibility study, site/building surveying

Stage 2


Concept design; outline design proposals, prelimenary cost information and finalised brief

Stage 3


Developed design; updated design proposals, outline cost information, specifications and submission of Planning application

Stage 4


Technical building design; incorporating structural design*, building services design*, preparation and submission of Building Regulations submission


Stage 5


Administration of building contract; regular site inspection, progress reviews

Stage 6


Handover of building and conclusion of building contract

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