Why Hire An Architectural Designer - What’s Involved?

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 21, 2020 11:36:00 AM
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Why Hire An Architectural Designer - What’s Involved?

If you’re considering building your own home or adding an extension to your existing property, you need to hire architectural designers.
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The Architectural Designer’s Role

An architectural designer works with the client on both the interior and exterior design of buildings.

At BDS Architecture, our experienced Derby-based architectural designers have a wealth of experience, specialising in new homes and residential extensions.

One major benefit of working with a local architectural designer is that they will relieve you of all the stress that usually accompanies a major domestic building project.

Initial Consultation

Before work can begin on realising your dream home, you will have an initial consultation with your architectural designer.

At that meeting, you will discuss your requirements and the practicalities of achieving them. Once the designer is clear on the work you require they can discuss the likely cost of the project.

Survey & Assessment

Before the design phase of your building project can begin, the architectural designer will carry out an accurate survey of your existing property and will discuss any technical issues and planning constraints that may apply to the proposed work.

Drawings & Floor Plans

Once you have agreed to the quote, and the survey has been carried out, work can begin on producing blueprints, drawings, specifications, and floor plans. The architectural designer will work with you to develop your design and come up with a final solution that will perfectly suit your lifestyle.

Planning Application

Before building work can begin, it may be necessary to obtain planning permission from your local authority.

Your architectural designer will prepare detailed drawings for presentation with the planning application, together with structural design calculations.

The planning application will be submitted and, once permission has been received, final drawings will be issued.


Building a new home or renovating an existing property is an expensive undertaking. As part of the architectural design consultancy service, your designer will help you to set a budget for the work that you can stick to.

Contractors & Industry Contacts

An experienced architectural design firm will have valuable industry contacts, including building contractors and tradesmen, who can bring the design to life.

Throughout the transformation process, the architectural designer will monitor the construction work to ensure compliance with the original approved plans.

Final Thoughts

If you’re thinking of building your own home or adding to your existing one, you will need to hire architectural design specialists to help you bring your plans to fruition.

Experienced architectural designers have the knowledge and experience to work with you from the inception to the successful completion of your plan. For more information on how BDS can help you make your dreams become reality, contact their helpful team today.

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