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We charge a FIXED FEE and have provided guidance below.  As a general guide, if using our full range of services our total fees will be around 8-12% of your total build costs.

Home Design Consultation – £200+VAT* – Book yours now

Schedule a consultation now by clicking the ‘Start’ button.

*This fee is deducted from our charges should you proceed to the concept stage

Cost can be one of the most stressful parts of carrying out building work.

We pride ourselves on a completely transparent fee structure, and we give you a detailed inventory of how much our involvement in each step of the process will be.

Fee Guide

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Single storey extension or loft extension

Terraced/Semi – ground floor extensions with loft conversion

Detached property – Full house renovations and various extensions

New build
Concept Design and Planning Permission 40 – 50 hours Plus 16 hours 60 – 80 hours Plus 24 hours 110 – 140 hours Plus 40 hours 120 – 180 hours Plus 40 hours
Building Regulation Package/Construction Details 30 – 40 hours Plus 8 hours 40 – 60 hours Plus 16 hours 50 – 80 hours Plus 24 hours 50 – 80 hours Plus 24 hours
Detailed Design and Interiors 30 – 50 hours Plus 8 hours 40 – 60 hours Plus 16 hours 50 – 70 hours Plus 24 hours 60 – 80 hours Plus 24 hours
Finding the right contractor for you (Tender) 20 hours 20 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Contract Administration and Site Monitoring 16 – 20 hours per month 16 – 20 hours per month 16 – 20 hours per month 16 – 20 hours per month

Our charges are based on a flat rate of £75 +VAT/hour.

Our guide on how you can put together a budget cost for your home improvement works can be found here

As well as the fees you pay us for the architectural design work, the following outlines what you should expect to pay for some of the other consultants you will need to complete your new project.

Other costs

(indicative and for guidance only)

Project action
Site Surveys £450 and £1800

May include Laser Measurement surveys, Topographical surveys, CCTV Drainage surveys

Householder Planning Application Fee £206
Certificate of Lawful Development Fee £103

This is applicable when your project falls under Permitted Development Rights. More information here.

Building Control Plans Check and Inspection Fees £600 – £1500+
Structural Engineering fees £600 – £1800+

This will vary depending on the complexity of the design

Party Wall Surveyor (if needed) £1,000+ (per award)

You will need to notify your neighbours of any relevant works being carried out under the Party Wall Act 1996. More information here.

Thames Water Build Over Agreement From £343

Most residential applications will be for pipes up to 160mm diameter where the £343 applies. There will be an additional 4 hours of work for us to generate the design and manage the application on your behalf.

Ben Richards
Featured at Grand Designs LIVE 2018.

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