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Architectural Design Service Derby

  • Initial consultation to discuss the options and give ideas
  • Advice on planning constraints and technical issues
  • Accurate survey of the existing property
  • Preparation of detailed drawings for planning and building control applications
  • Submission of planning application
  • Preparation of structural design calculations
  • Submission of building control application
  • Issue of final drawings and approvals.
  • Technical support throughout the build

At BDS architecture our designers are not architects, they are designers with a wealth of architectural design experience specialising in residential extensions and new homes.

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What Should Be Included In My Working Drawings For My Self-Build Home?

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October 28th, 2019

Building your own home can be a satisfying and cost-effective way to get a foot on the property ladder in today's saturated market. However, it's not easy, and it's important to be thorough in everything from planning your home to building it. One such step will be creating working drawings ...

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Outline Vs Detailed Planning Permission - Which Is Better For Self-Builders?

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October 17th, 2019

Planning permission is an essential consideration in a large percentage of self-builds. Generally speaking, there are two types of planning permission you'll encounter as a self-builder: outline and detailed. But what is the difference between outline and detailed planning permission? And which is best for you?

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How To Choose The Right Contractor For Your Self-Build Home

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October 9th, 2019

If you’ve made the exciting decision to build your own home, you will need to hire a contractor committed to delivering the results you desire. Indeed, once the working drawings and supporting plans have been completed and finalised, a contractor will need to be enlisted to carry out a ...

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How Different Planning Policy Tiers Can Impact Your Self-Build Home Design

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October 3rd, 2019

Planning permission is a requirement for anybody who intends to carry out developments or major improvements to existing structures. It is imperative that a self-build planning policy is watertight in order to gain planning permission prior to the commencement of any construction – however, the process can be confusing, particularly when ...

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