Design and Planning Services in Devon and Cornwall

We offer a comprehensive architectural and landscape design and planning service throughout Devon and Cornwall.  From initial feasibility studies and sketch designs to detailed construction drawings and visualisations. Our skills and knowledge range from architectural design, landscape and garden design as well as planning consultancy and project management.

A Standard Service from Appointment to Completion Would Typically Involve the Following Stages:

On-site consultation – Site strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats being discussed.
Design brief – This will set out out the objectives, goals, scope, budget and timescale for the propsoed project.
Existing site survey – A full measured site survey with existing site plans and sections created in CAD format.
Sketch Designs – Initial sketch designs to explore options with the client, often hand drawn sketches.
Outline design – The approved sketch design will be drawn up in detail.
Planning advice and final design discussion – Advice on planning constraints, including the possibility of permitted development and certificates of lawful use.
Planning submission – Outline design drawings would be turned into full planning drawings along with any required reports and submitted to LPA.
Planning application management – After submission the application will be tracked through the process and ammendments made as nessercary as comments are recieved.
Planning conditions discharged -If applicable conditions will be discharged and a plan of action will be discussed.
Working drawings – Building regulation information will be added to the plans and then submitted to an approved building control inspector.
Specilised Consultants – If nessecary we will instruct specialised consultants on your behalve. These may include: Structural Engineers, Ecologists, Arboriculturalists, Flood Risk Assessors, CDM Co-ordinators and Property Valuers.
Contract Management – This may include quotations, tenders and project management through to practical completion of your project.

This list is not exhaustive as every project is different therefore we offer bespoke services for every client and tailor our design and planning services depending on how much you require from us.

A Different Approach

We take a more relaxed approach to the client/consultant relationship than many traditional architectural design firms. We believe it is important to build a rapport with our clients so we can learn to understand exactly what they are trying to achieve with their projects. This does not mean we are not professional, quite the contrary. We have just learnt that an autocratic approach to consultancy is archaic and doesn’t achieve the best results for our clients. Please flick through our services pages and learn more about how we can help you with your next project.

In brief the main services we provide are as follows. Architectural Design, Planning Applications and Advice, Building Regulations, Project Management and Monitoring and Landscape and Garden Design. For any other specific services please contact us as we will be more than happy to discuss how we can assist with your requirements.