Architectural Design Services
two storey extensions
ground floor extensions
first floor extensions
living rooms & kitchens
bedrooms & bathrooms
porches & halls
We usually start with an initial free, no obligation, visit to discuss your requirements. This is followed by a written fixed quote.
If you decide to accept the quote, the process starts with a detailed survey and often ends with a final visit to admire the finished works.
Fees are typically broken into the following two areas, quoted separately so that you can decide when you're ready to proceed to the next step. However, the process can also be tailored to meet your requirements if additional services are required.
DESIGN & PLANNING APPLICATION
This is by far the most important part of the process. Poor design can prove costly and it is important to consider all the relevant factors and alternatives. There are no shortcuts to the best design so the initial design is always a chargeable service. When the design is complete a planning application is made as necessary. Fees for the design and planning phase start at £500 plus the fee for your Local Authority (typically £206 for householder applications).
BUILDING REGULATIONS APPROVAL
Building regulations and construction details are also considered in the design stage. This phase consists of producing the detailed drawings necessary for your builder to work from and getting approval for the plans from Building Control. DLH Design is a registered partner of Local Authority Building Control. Fees vary according to the complexity of the works, typically a little less than the design fee, starting at £375 plus the fee for your Local Authority.