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Direct Design Architecture is one of the leading Architecture & Planning Consultant firms in London. We are a small group of Architectural designers and structural engineers who specialize in House Extension Plans, Planning Applications, Building Regulation Drawings, and Project Management. If you are looking for an Architecture firm to take you all the way from creative direction to the ground up, Direct Design Architecture is here to help.

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Our process

We have an experienced team of CAD technicians and architectural assistants to create your architectural plans to gain approval from the council allowing you to start work on construction with minimal delay. We cut out the initial site survey and unnecessary meetings and instead request that you provide the information to allow for us to start work immediately.

Upload measurements

All you need is a tape measure! Download our guide for instructions on how to take the necessary measurements for us to work with.

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Upload photos

No need to hire a photographer, a simple smart phone is enough. Please provide pictures of the internal and external of your property. The more the merrier!

Wait

Now its out turn to get to work. Our Standard Drawing time is 9 days; however, we can offer fast track packages, within 6 days (+ £49.00), within 3 days (+ £147.00) or next day turn around (+ £297.00).

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Receive your drawings

We will email you a copy of your plans as soon as we are able to. We will then work with you on the design until you are happy for the plans to be submitted to the council. We don’t charge for amending your plans and we submit your application free of charge so you do not have to worry about any additional charges.

FAQ for Planning Permission

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Can you advise me prior to purchasing a property or land?

Yes, our clients often ask us to provide professional pre-acquisition advice. We always begin with a thorough site appraisal to evaluate all aspects of the project site in terms of planning restrictions, development opportunities, and design criteria. Our aim is for each pre-acquisition study to make the most of the opportunities that your site presents, and maximize potential with sustainability and longevity whilst minimizing client risks.

Can you guarantee Planning Permission?

Nobody can guarantee a successful outcome as these decisions rest with the planning authority. So there is no guarantee that planning permission will be given – or that it will be obtained quickly. When submitting an application, your architect must consider local authority guidelines and statutory requirements so it has the best chance of success. So be wary of anyone claiming they can guarantee planning permission.

Although it’s not possible to offer guarantees, there are certainly ways to maximise your chances. As planning experts we can maximise your chances by finding the sweet spot between your council’s planning policies and your project guidelines and what is commercially right for you.

Do you have sufficient experience to secure Planning Permission for my project?

We have proven processes in place to ensure we can gain planning permission for tricky sites and complex projects. Our unique six-step sequential model of planning system incorporates safeguards for many of the pitfalls and failings of typical planning applications. With a dedicated focus in developing a good design with our clients and seeking collaborative negotiation with planning officers, we secure planning permissions for unprecedented and quite exceptional projects.

Our rigorously tested system allows us to specialize in crafting creative planning application strategies for residential developments with sensitive planning conditions and restrictions. These include complex projects such as alterations to listed buildings, developments within conservation areas, challenging multi-unit residential schemes, and new dwellings on Green Belts. As our client, we’ll maximise your chances by finding the sweet spot between your council’s planning policies and guidelines for your project and what is commercially right for you by using our unique approach.

Should I submit a Pre-Application to the council?

If your project is contentious – such as alterations to listed buildings, developments within conservation areas or new build homes in Green Belts – seeking pre-application will help you increase your chances. Following the pre-application meeting, your architects and planning consultants can develop your case further according to the planning officers’ input. By doing this, the planning officers will be more likely to offer their support when the time comes.

Don’t forget that if you work with architects and planning consultants with no experience in multi-faceted projects, you may spend weeks putting together a design scheme, only to find that you’ll need to make countless modifications. What’s more, once the officer has flagged your initial design as being out of character with the area, they may continue the process with a bias against your project which is very problematic.

What is the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations approval?

Planning Permission covers the principles of a development by assessing whether the development will accord with local and national policies and whether it would cause unacceptable harm, for example, to neighbors’ amenities. Building Regulations cover the structural aspects and progress of development throughout construction.

The difference between the two processes is that when you apply for Planning Permission you’re seeking permission to undertake your project development; and when you make a Building Regulations application, you’re seeking checks and approval of the details of your development in compliance with construction standards.

Will I need Building Regulations approval?

Most building work – whether new builds, alterations, extensions, or change of use – require Building Regulations approval. Examples of when building control approval are required include but are not limited to: building extensions and loft conversions, converting garages into habitable rooms, carrying out specific structural alterations, installing cavity insulation, changing the use of a property, underpinning and carrying out drainage works.

There are two ways you can make a Building Regulations application, either by making a Full Plans application or by submitting a Building Notice notification. A Full Plans application consists of detailed plans and full specifications of the construction details together with the appropriate fee. A Building Notice application is used when you’re doing simple work on a domestic building and doesn’t generally require the submission of detailed plans or full specifications of the construction details. However, you won’t receive the protection and reassurance that an Approved Plan would give you, and the whole process of making sure your work complies with the Building Regulations is carried out at the site inspection stage.
Our Services at a Glance:

Planning Drawing Prices

For Projects that are going to require Planning Permsission
Porch Extension
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£495.00

Outbuilding /Detached Garage
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£495.00

Garage Conversion
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£595.00

Single Story Extension
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£595.00

Loft Conversion
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£695.00

Double Story Extension
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£795.00

Multi Category
Planning Drawings and agent services
Just

£800.00

Building Regulations Upgrade Prices

For Projects that have Planning Permission
Porch Extension
Building Regulations Package
Just

£245.00

Outbuilding /Detached Garage
Building Regulations Package
Just

£395.00

Garage Conversion
Building Regulations Package
Just

£295.00

Single Story Extension
Building Regulations Package
Just

£395.00

Loft Conversion
Building Regulations Package
Just

£495.00

Double Story Extension
Building Regulations Package
Just

£545.00

Multi Category
Building Regulations Package
Just

£390.00

Permitted Development package Deals

All the Planning and Building Regs documents required for a Permitted Development Project in one simple package.
Outbuilding/ Detached Garage
Permitted Development Planning Drawings, Building Regs Package, and Agent Services
Just

£695.00

Garage Conversion
Permitted Development Planning Drawings, Building Regs Package, and Agent Services
Just

£695.00

Real Single Storey Extension
Permitted Development Planning Drawings, Building Regs Package, and Agent Services
Just

£795.00

Side Single Storey
Permitted Development Planning Drawings, Building Regs Package, and Agent Services
Just

£895.00

Loft Conversion
Permitted Development Planning Drawings, Building Regs Package, and Agent Services
Just

£995.00

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