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FORMED ARCHITECTS

Planning

We invest time in understanding the intricacies of local planning policy. We do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach and if a plan is pushing the parameters, we will consider making a pre-application to discuss the proposal with local planning officers.

Our deep experience of the planning process means we are well placed to advise on the most suitable way forward. Options can include taking a permitted development route or applying for full planning permission.

Our 100% track record for working on listed buildings speaks for itself. Whether we’re working with clients on a conversion or a renovation, our sensitive proposals win the desired results.

We specialise in getting the most out of homes in conservation areas. Where permitted development is restricted, we have had great success when we have engaged local planners in the process. Review some of our case studies to understand more about this.

Permitted development essentially means you can build to specific national criteria so that you don’t need to apply for planning permission. The criteria needs to be understood clearly so that requirements are not breached with your build. We have repeatedly sought creative solutions for our customers, pushing the boundaries to maximise what is possible and often finding solutions where others have not.

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Case Studies

Red, Green & Blue

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A Life In Colour

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Corner Opening

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Frequently Asked Questions

Every project that we undertake is unique, and we understand that this may be the first time that you may have thought you need to use an architect; our FAQs are based on questions that we often get asked, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

How do you charge for your projects

As each project and therefore everyone’s needs are different, our fees are based on the needs of your project; we provide a flexible pricing structure that gives you a fixed fee for every stage of the project and you have the option to use us as little or as much as you need.

Why should I use an architect, I can get plans drawn cheaply elsewhere?

Our service is more than getting plans drawn, we want to understand the way you and your family live so as to design your home so that it works for you. A key part of our offering is the design exploration stage and we will present a number of ideas as to how various areas may work. Working with us as your architect through the course of your project is likely to save you money in the long run and leave you with a beautiful space that you can be proud of. Our long training and extensive experience since then, seeks to protect you and your home, and we can help with design and the delivery of your project, including managing builders and advising on suitable finishes to suit your budget requirements.

I live in a conservation area - can you get planning for me?

We have extensive experience in working in conservation areas, with a fantastic track record of getting planning first time. We seek to work with the local planning conservation team to design schemes that they can support and approve.

I have a very tight budget but need extra space - can you help?

We are always realistic about what is possible within your budget; this is discussed very early on in the process and we offer innovative solutions to see how you can get the space you need at a price that you can afford.

I have a cost from a builder, but they have said they need technical drawings - do you provide these?

Yes, we can help with technical drawings. That said, if your builder has not reviewed any detailed plans to provide you a cost you will only have a budget price as they cannot price for something without knowing the detail from the outset.

Why should we use your services?

We want to make sure that you get the most out of your project at a price that works for you, in a way that is fun and stress free. We are very experienced at making the most of space and offering tailored solutions to suit, including pushing the boundaries of what is possible at planning.

I'm struggling to get planning, can you help?

Yes, we are always happy to explore why someone may be struggling to get approval for planning, often fresh eye looking at things can offer solutions that the planners will support; we have a number of case studies where we have got planning for customers where their previous design team have struggled.