Architectural Design

At Planning By Design, we take pride in providing our clients with expert advice alongside our meticulous architectural design services. We provide equal care and attention to all our clients and their projects throughout the design process, ensuring the highest level of service to lead your project to success.

We also collaborate with land agents and developers on residential or commercial projects to produce high-end designs and planning management services.

Need Help with architectural Design?

When considering any new development, one of the most important and exciting elements is the architectural designing process. After all, if you are going to invest in building something, whether it’s something small like a porch or something larger like a house or a commercial building, you want it to look great. Whether you have a clear vision in mind of what you want your finished project to look like or need a little inspiration and guidance, our architects will help you achieve your ideal project design. Contact Us for a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your architectural design requirements for your project.


At Planning By Design, we have a highly skilled and experienced architectural design team, including ARB and RIBA chartered architects, who come together to work on our architectural design services. We are passionate about creating beautiful and functional designs that meet our clients brief as well meeting the validation criteria with local authorities. We understand that every project is unique and requires careful consideration of both form and function. Whether you are looking to build a modern masterpiece in London or restore a historic building in the countryside, our chartered architects have the knowledge and expertise to bring your vision to life. They will work closely with you to understand your needs, preferences, and budget, ensuring that the final design exceeds your expectations.

2D Architect Drawings

Our architectural design team can produce all required 2D architect drawings for any development, including elevations, floor plans, block plans, site location plans, street scene elevations, sections, visibility splays and more. We understand the importance of securing planning permission for projects in the UK, where required. Accurate scale drawings that meet the councils validation criteria are an essential part of any planning application. Additionally, our RTPI town planners can work alongside your architect to ensure your architect drawings meet all necessary planning policies. Whether in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, our team will maximise your chances of securing planning approval. Visit our Portfolio to see lots of examples of our previous architectural designs.

3D Architect drawings

Our architects can also take your 2D drawings to the next level and create 3D architectural designs and drawings. While 3D architect drawings are not a validation prerequisite for planning applications, they can prove extremely beneficial for both the applicant and local authority in visualising the scale and design of the proposed development. 3D drawings enable clients to see how their plans will look in reality, making it easier for them to make informed decisions about any necessary changes or adjustments before applying for planning permission or starting construction. Ultimately, this can save a lot of time and money, while also achieving the best possible design.

3d Renders

If you're looking to bring your architectural design to life and showcase its beauty and intricacy, our architects can create breathtaking 3D render drawings. These realistic visuals provide a fully immersive experience that enables you and others to explore every detail of the project and envision the final result. In addition to showcasing the beauty of your architectural design, our 3D render drawings can also assist with project planning and decision-making. By visualising the final result before construction begins, you can identify any potential issues or make changes as needed. This ensures a smoother construction process and helps avoid costly mistakes down the line. Investing in 3D-rendered architectural designs is an excellent way to bring your architectural design to life.

Interior design

Our experienced architects can assist you in achieving your design goals by creating innovative designs that are tailored to your preferences and requirements. Whether you're seeking a fresh new look or want to maximise the use of space, we have the expertise to deliver exceptional results. Our team has the capability to provide 2D, 3D, or full 3D renderings of interior design drawings, which enables our clients to experience their design concepts in a realistic and immersive manner. We understand that every project is unique, so we take the time to listen carefully to our client's objectives and concerns. This enables us to develop customised solutions that meet their individual needs and exceed their expectations.

residential developments

Our architects specialise in creating drawings for a wide range of householder development projects, including extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions, porches, new build houses and more. Architectural design is very personal, therefore, we work closely with you to grasp your vision and development objectives before commencing work. Whether you want to increase your home's space to accommodate a growing family or enhance its functionality and appearance, our architects can create drawings that align with your brief. Our architects will provide you with a detailed outline of the proposed design that includes the layout, and materials required to secure necessary planning permissions or building regulations in the United Kingdom.


Our range of architectural design services also covers large commercial projects, where we aim to create innovative and practical spaces for businesses in different industries. Whether you have plans for constructing numerous residential properties, an office complex, a hotel, a shopping centre, or converting former offices into homes, our architectural design team is here to turn your ideas into reality. We recognise the importance of striking the right balance between functionality, aesthetics, and cost-effectiveness in commercial ventures, including project management.. With the help of our town planners, we guide your proposal from its initial concept stage to the completion of the major planning application process.

urban design

Planning By Design is well-versed in urban design and planning. Our team works with clients to create comprehensive architectural designs for large-scale projects or urban revitalisation. We ensure that the spaces we design are not only visually appealing but also practical and eco-friendly while adhering to local and national planning policies. Our architectural design team takes into account factors like transportation, infrastructure, public spaces, and the environment to create spaces that align with community needs. These considerations play a crucial role in making your proposed development a success as they ensure that the space is functional, sustainable, and meets the needs of the community it serves.

BIM models

Staying at the forefront of architectural design is crucial in today's world. At Planning By Design, we take pride in our ability to provide innovative BIM (Building Information Modeling) models that prioritise sustainability and practical experience. These state-of-the-art digital representations surpass conventional 2D and 3D drawings by offering a comprehensive and dynamic outlook on your architectural project. Our BIM models encompass every aspect of your architectural design, from structural elements to mechanical systems and everything in between, providing you with a virtual representation that is incredibly detailed. This level of detail enables accurate analysis, clash detection, and coordination among various disciplines, guaranteeing a smooth construction process.

Example Architect Drawings for a Dropped Kerb

Why Choose Planning By Design For Your Architectural Design Services?

At Planning By Design we offer high-quality architectural design services. Our years of experience and customer satisfaction are a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of our architectural design team.

We take a creative approach to providing all of our clients with quality solutions to aid the overall success of your project. We will work closely with you throughout the architectural designing process to ensure that you are happy with every design element making our princess both cost and time efficient for all of our clients.

We have developed strong partnerships with a variety of businesses that could aid in supporting you with your project or planning application, take a look at our partnerships to find out what each company does and how they may be able to help you.

The first step in any project is to have an initial chat so that we can understand your objectives. We can then advise you on the feasibility and let you know what would be involved to achieve your development goals including any associated costs.

Contact us now for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your architectural design project.

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Architectural Design Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Architectural design services help to ensure that all construction plans are designed effectively and are fit for purpose. Our design services will help to ensure that your designs can be fulfilled accurately and to a high standard, while our design drawings will aid in securing planning permission and meeting building regulations for the project.

Design models will typically fit into one of 3 models, including:

- Conceptual Designs - A conceptual design is simply created from an initial idea - it provides a base for other elements to be worked on and gives our design team a good idea of how the space needs to be used during the project.

- Working Designs - This type of design model usually comes once a broader idea of the design has been developed accurately. It gives a wider sense of what it meant to be achieved at the end of the project.

- Presentation Model - These models are close to a finished product, they provide greater details and accurately reflect the materials used and the scale of the finished design. This is usually what will be presented to a client.

The architectural design process is typically made up of several phases including; pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction administration, building permits, and negotiation