The Design Process

Survey and Design Brief

  • Design discussion to ascertain your requirements.

  • Measured Survey, including LiDar scan of property.

  • Identify any site constraints.

  • Produce architectural 3D model of the site.

Concept Design

  • We issue our interpretation of the brief as PDFs and interactive 3D model.

  • We offer unlimited revisions to the design - it is important that we go to planning with a design that you are happy with.

  • Design meetings in person or via Zoom 

Planning Application

  • We submit your planning application.

  • We monitor the progress and negotiate with the planning officer where required.

  • There may be changes that are made to the design at this stage, these will be made in full discussion with you.

Technical Design

  • Once planning is approved and the final design is known, we can produce more technical drawings which show how the project will be built.

  • Once the plans are approved by BC, you have a package of drawings suitable for getting builder's quotes which should be more directly comparable with each other as they will make fewer assumptions.


  • We can offer pre-commencement and monthly site meetings with you and the builder to help the project run smoothly.

  • If you are building close to a neighbour, we can help with Party Wall issues. 

  • For larger projects, we can offer additional services.

3E High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AB, England

Telephone: +44 01202 056399


Now Plans LTD trading as Now Architecture

Company Number 11050401

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