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Building regulations

Our architects will prepare detailed technical drawings to make sure that your plans comply with all the correct regulations


Why we love the building regulations stage

Technical drawings

An eye for technical detail

This is where our architects’ technical skills really shine through. From structural integrity to fire protection, they cover every aspect to ensure your home is safe and secure.

Network of professional

Our professional network

Your project will likely need a Structural Engineer or a Party Wall surveyor. That’s where we come in! We’ve got an enormous list of trusted third parties we can recommend.

Project Manger

Managing the whole team

Managing the building regulations process takes time. This is why we take it all off your hands to make sure everything happens on time and you move into your lovely new home sooner.

Functional Design

Form and function

Our architects will work with you from the outset to make sure that the space isn’t just beautiful, but that it’s smart, intuitive and functional for you to use and enjoy for years to come.

Construction costs


Once our technical drawings are all ready and the engineers’ calculations have been finalised, we can help you understand exactly how much your project will cost you to build.

Modern Materials

Choosing your materials

This is the fun bit! Our creative architects love to stay up-to-date with the latest building materials – whether it’s to help flood your home with natural light, or underfloor heating to keep you warm.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Building regulations questions we’re often asked


What’s involved in the building regulations stage?

First, our architects will prepare a set of technical drawings to make sure your plans meet all the relevant standards. Next, those plans are sent to an engineer who will prepare a set of structural drawings and calculations. After that’s all completed and checked, we can then submit your application to building control and help you choose a builder.


Do I need a structural engineer?

If you plan on doing any structural work at all (like removing a supporting wall, building an extension or doing a loft conversion) you will need input from a structural engineer to make sure your home can carry that extra weight safely. We work with structural engineers all the time, so we would be happy to introduce you to some.


What’s a party wall agreement and do I even need one?

If you’re carrying out any building work on or close to a party wall (a shared wall with your neighbour) then you’ll need to serve them a party wall notice. With any luck they’ll happily accept the notice. Even if you’re friends, make sure you have that acceptance in writing. If they don’t agree to sign the notice, you’ll need a formal party wall agreement.


Can you recommend a good builder?

We get asked this a lot. The answer is: of course! We work with lots of fantastic builders who come highly recommended, so we’d be more than happy to put you in touch. If you want some extra reassurance, why not go and see some work at a home they’ve done for a previous client? They’re always happy to take people around and it might throw up some inspiration for you at the same time.


Do I need a Thames Water build over agreement?

If your project requires you to move a manhole, our team will need to find out whether the drain is public or private. If it’s private, your builder can move it themselves and you won’t need to do any paperwork. If it’s a public sewer, our architects will complete a Thames Water build over agreement questionnaire. In some instances your work can be self-certified, which basically means you don’t need to go down the formal application route. If you don’t meet the self-certified criteria, then don’t worry, our architects will prepare all of the necessary drawings, fill out all the Thames Water building application forms, and manage the process for you on your behalf.

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