Start Your Project with Expert Planning Advice

Residential architectural design doesn’t have to be taxing. With expert advice and the right designer this process can be made simple and informative, whilst keeping you as the client in the driving seat. 

At Architectural Designs we have the knowledge and experience across a range of sectors to help plan and execute your project as efficiently, promptly as possible and always keeping your budget in mind. 

Based in Aldershot, Hampshire, Architectural Designs offer tailored expert advice every step of the way from planning your dream home, to helping make it a reality:

Free Initial Consultation

Our experts offer a free one hour initial consultation on site at your property. During this informal chat you will get the opportunity to fully discuss your proposals. After which  we will assess your requirements, look at sketch proposals and consider any areas which will help or hinder your proposals, figuring out a potential solution to these.


During your consultation we will look to determine:

  • Clients brief and possible constraints
  • Budget and feasibility of carrying out the proposals within this
  • Discussion of procedures and methods

Planning Consultancy 

We offer several levels of service in the area of planning advice:


Pre- Purchase Advice - Architectural Designs offer a pre-purchase consultation service. This service is carried out under a fixed fee and should you proceed with the  property purchase and choose to use us for your further design services, we will reduce this from any future fee.



Feasibility Studies - If you have a portion of land or a property in need of renovation/modernisation and wish to maximise the potential of this. We can look at the councils local plan and give you advice on the best way to maximise the potential of your site. Providing you with advice and help to get the best possible return on your investment.


Pre-Planning Applications - With our vast knowledge of planning regulations and having carried out numerous projects throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, and Sussex, you can be sure that we will give you the best advice as to which schemes are more likely to achieve planning permission. Our consultants also offer a pre-planning application service, to help give your scheme the best possible start within the planning system


Planning Applications - With 14 years experience of working within the residential sector, we know what schemes will have the best chance within the ever increasingly difficult planning legislation. We offer advice on all aspects of planning and carry out planning applications on your behalf to ensure that these meet the high requirements of todays planning departments. To make your project as stress-free as possible for you, we will apply for your development and fully manage the process throughout the planning application.


Free Initial Architectural Design Consultation

Building Control Applications

Whilst not all projects will require planning permission, it is almost certain that if you are looking to extend or remove structure from your property you will require building control approval. Our team offer an efficient ‘Full Plans’ building control application service Using our knowledge of the current building regulations and construction techniques we will obtain approval for your scheme in advance of starting work on site. 


We carry out building control drawings for all types of projects, whether or not we carried out your original designs if you can provide us with the planning drawings we can convert these into a set you can ensure will gain building control approval. 


Once this set is complete this will enable you to gain accurate tender costs from your chosen contractors for your project. 

Planning/Pre-Application Service

Structural Engineering

Whilst Architectural Designs do not carry out structural engineering, we can assist you with this. With our extensive contacts and knowledge in the area, our experts can liase with engineers on your behalf, to help achieve the outcome you require. We help take the jargon out of the project and help you to understand the processes, and what you will require.

Party Wall Matters

With the growing number of alterations to dwellings, the need for party wall surveys and reports have grown with this. Taking the hassle out of the process, we carry out all manner of party wall surveys and can act on your behalf to resolve these in a quick and convenient manner.

Service Provider Applications

We can assist you with applications to your service providers to have these adapted per the needs of your project.

CONTACT our structural surveyors now, in Aldershot, Hampshire, for planning advice on your next project. Serving Hampshire, surrey, west sussex and berkshire.