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6 Shillinglee    Purbrook     Waterlooville     Hampshire     PO7 5RW       Tel - 023 9225 8315







Are you planning an extension or perhaps some other alteration to your home?

If the answer is yes, then the chances are you already have a very good idea of what you want. What you now need is an design and planning service that delivers what you want and can afford.

By specialising in only the domestic side of architecture – home extensions, conservatories, out-buildings and the like we understand that our role is to give you the design that a builder will be able to understand and build within your budget.

Our architectural services include:

What is Planning?

Put simply planning permission is granted by your local authority to develop and extend your home, and these days is something that many home extensions, domestic developments and even some loft conversions need.

However, it can also be a maze full of pit-falls and has been likened to a game in which a house-holder can be left baffled and confused.

By understanding this, we can work on your behalf with the local authority planners, not against them, to ensure that during the planning application procedure both the legal requirements and your dreams are fulfilled.


What are Building Regulations?

Sometimes confused with planning applications, building regulations (also known as building control) are the details of how the structure will be built. They tell the builder and the buildings inspector what materials will be used, the method of construction and more.

What’s the difference between a Building Engineer or Architectural Technician and an Architect, an Architectural Technologist or a Surveyor?

This is a question we often get asked. The answer we give is that there are many different types of architects, engineers and surveyors specialising in a wide range of areas within the construction industry, so we cannot give a definition for them.

What we can say is that building engineers and architectural technicians are qualified construction professionals who take projects such as an extension through each stage of the design process and more. Building engineers’ and architectural technicians’ training and strengths are in design (such as aesthetics and appearance), building engineering, construction science and architectural technology.


CONTACT us for a FREE initial consultation and written quotation.


We provide our building engineering and architectural services in the following areas:

Waterlooville  Purbrook  Havant  Widley  Bedhampton  Hayling Island  Rowlands Castle  Leigh Park  West Leigh  Emsworth  Cowplain  Catherington  Lovedean  Horndean  Southbourne  Westbourne  Cosham  Drayton  Portsmouth  Denmead  Southwick  Wickham  Fareham  East Meon  Petersfield  Clanfield  Liss  Hawkley  Burition  Froxfield  Liphook  Milland  Rogate  Steep  Sheet  South Harting  and other areas in Hampshire.