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Our Planning Process

Our London architect planning process and procedures…

A typical planning applications is made of 6 main steps, we have briefly listed them below to help you understand the process better. Once you have filled in the enquiry form we speak via telephone or email initially. One of our qualified architects then submits our fee quotation to you via email or post for acceptance.

STEP 1 – The Survey
One of our qualified team comes out and visits you once we have agreed a date and time. We discuss the designs and ideas at this stage. Whilst present, we measure the premises and survey your house in its current state.

STEP 2 – The Plans
We now have your thoughts, the measurements and at this stage we draft up the plans at one of our local offices. We aim to have everything complete within 10 days. All our engineers are chartered and insured so you have nothing to fear.

STEP 3 – The Application
In dialogue with your constantly and once agreed we submit a copy of the plans to you for approval. We make any slight amendments agreed, no further charges. The final plans are then submitted to your local planning office for approval.

STEP 4 – Support Statements
We work on a fixed fee basis, so without further charges, we prepare the Design & Access Statement, in some cases an Environmental Monitoring Statement, again no extra charges.

STEP 5 – The Negotiations
Applications have been submitted, of course as with all planning offices, there maybe slight alterations and middle ground to be agreed on. We reply to your local planning offices for changes and clarifications. We of course keep you updated with all negotiations at this stage.

STEP 6 – The Build Contract
The plans have been approved, the local planning offices are happy and now you’re ready to build. We invite a number of contractors to tender for your build. The contractors will be provided with a copy of the agreed plans and we speak to them on your behalf, answering any questions they have and clarifications.

Once all the tenders are in we speak with you and leave you to decide which is the best to go ahead with, you are welcome to submit your own contractor or course. We provide our advise and nothing we do at this stage is charged for, we do this completely free of charge.

Speak to our friendly architects today on 0800 282 267, or simply fill in the enquiry form and we will call you back at your convenience. Send your email enquiries to enquiries@architectsforhome.co.uk.