Design Services

Part of our turnkey service is the design process. We manage projects throughout the early design stages all the way through to the final build.

 We survey your house into AutoCAD and from this we can produce concept plans for your project. Once you approve these plans, we can apply for planning permission and liaise with the planners to keep your experience as stress and hassle-free as possible.

Once planning permission is granted, we can also produce the detailed Building Regulations plans and any structural calculations required. Our process is all done ‘In House’ and you will be allocated a sole point of contact, this will ensure your journey is consistent and you are kept in the loop at all times.

Architectural Drawings

We can produce all architectural drawings required for your build. Using your brief and discussions from our visit to your home, we draw up a design with you, with adjustments made as required, and craft your dream home. Design improvements can maximise the size of your home and the spaces within it, adding value when it comes for you to move.

Start Creating Your Dream Home

Purchase One of Our Popular Design Packages

We have standard design packages you can purchase online to kickstart your home renovation. We’ll discuss your project budget when we start the design and provide realistic ballpark estimates during the design phase, so we can be confident our final design will fit your budget. Our in-house team can provide a single point of contact for your design, planning and structural engineering needs.

Our many years of experience have earnt us a 95% success rate with planning applications in Cambridge.

Our Design Service:

1. Design Consultation and Measured Survey (Typically 3-4 hours)
2. Produce concept floor plans and elevations
3. Two free revisions if required (additional revisions may be chargeable)
4. Submit plans for Planning Approval or Certificate of Lawful Development
5. Liaise with Planners and monitor the progress of the application
6. On approval of the application optionally start the Building Regs and Structural Pack for an additional fee.
7. Produce a fixed price build quotation. At this stage you are free to send the above pack out to tender to other contractors

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need a survey carried out?
es, and that is something we can do for you. It is needed so that we can produce our concept plans and move forward with you.
How do I get planning permission?
We will deal with this for you once all plans have been approved. If you want to get this planning permission yourself then you will need to apply through your local authority.
Why do I need planning permission?
You will need planning permission as it’s required for certain home improvements. It’s also needed to make sure that one neighbour doesn’t change their home at the expense of another.
Do I need an architect?
This depends on how big the project is that you want to plan. We need to figure out the potential difficulties and the style of the property to move forward.

This is something that we will deal with from start to finish. We will survey your house and draw up some plans where, once approved by you, we can then apply for planning permission.

How much will it cost?
Give us a call so that we can chat about your requirements. We will want to make a visit to your home to see what we have to work with, whilst also meeting you and understanding your requirements in person. After this, we will be able to give you a quote and timescale
Will home renovation and refurbishment increase the value of my home?
Yes, home renovation and refurbishment can add more value to your house. This is great if you plan to sell in the future.

Why Work with Our Team at Sturdy Build

 Our expertise is your advantage. You can ask us about planning permission or any other questions you may have regarding design and construction. We can also provide a full design and build service which covers the entire process, including consultation and planning. We will advise you on the route that works best for your property and makes the most of the available space.

“We could not recommend Ed and the team more!!!!

They did a fantastic job restoring our Edwardian home in Cambridge. They were very professional and did everything by the book. The site was always clean and tidy and they finished and completed the refurbishment on time and within budget.”

Louise, Review on Google
Next Steps for Our Design Services

Book a Call-Out or Purchase a Design Package

Design Packages:

If you are interested in working with us to produce a scheme for you and potentially gain planning permission, you can do so by purchasing one of our design packages below. 

Alternatively, arrange a call-out to your home to discuss your project instead:

Our industry is very busy and any builders with a good reputation are rushed off their feet! Because of this, we can’t offer free visits for each enquiry we receive. Instead, we make a small charge for our initial call-out and time to produce a quote.

The booking includes our time to subsequently produce a quote for a simple domestic building project. I will inform you should the project be especially complex or time-consuming to quote, in which case our estimating fees are £67.65 per hour.

Initial call-out with Ed and subsequent quote: £156.00 including VAT

Should you choose us for your building project we’d be happy to then credit this fee back to you.