How We Work: Our Architecture Design Process

Our step-by-step process:

Step 1 Initial consultation with NU Concepts

Can be virtual or in person – we’ll talk with you to gain a full understanding of your project, take a few rough measurements (if this is an on-site meeting) or ask you to provide measurements, floor plans and perhaps photographs of the room(s) in question and probably start to sketch out how the design can work. 


Step 2 Proposal giving costs and process 

We’ll give you a fully costed proposal detailing the process, and all aspects of the service to be included (planning/permitted development drawings and paperwork, building regulation aspects, tender support etc). 

Step 3 Detailed building survey 

On acceptance of the proposal, we’ll make an in-person visit to take measurements before we make detailed drawings of both the existing layout and the new design. 


Step 4 Presentation and refinement of prospective new design 

Meetings (in person or virtual) to review the design and work through to final plans: 2D and 3D CAD drawings will help you visualise how the prospective design will work and can include representations of materials and placement of furniture to ensure the new space will meet all your requirements. It’s the opportunity for you to discuss the approximate budget you’ll need, to talk through possibilities and make any changes. Our price includes as many reviews as necessary for you to be completely happy.


Step 5 Preparation of full design package 

Once everything is agreed with you, we will prepare the full design package to be submitted either as part of a formal planning application, or to comply with local authority’s ‘permitted development’ (even if the project falls within ‘permitted development’ guidelines, the design package is still required and will evidence compliance, which could help when selling the property in the future.) 


Step 6 Completion of the Building Regulation process 

After approval of planning permission / confirmation of permitted development, comes ‘Building Control’, a legal requirement that exists to ensure that your new home or extension is safe, well-built and energy efficient. This is the final stage before you can start building. We will prepare all the additional drawings and paperwork you need, including reports/calculations from specialists such as structural engineers or energy consultants if required. Once you have Building Regulation approval of your project, you can start the build or go out to tender for a contractor (again, we can offer support with this if required).


Book a free discovery call

Have any questions about NU Concepts and what we do? Or looking for advice on regarding planning and designing for residential or commercial premises? Simply fill in the form provided to book a free discovery call with us to discuss your project.

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Quick and helpful advice

Vishal has been extremely helpful and very professional throughout the process. We appreciated the ideas he gave us during the initial design stage and all the help during the planning application.
David Jones
Was really pleased with the work that Vishal and the team did for me - We was expecting planning permission within 6-9 months and Vishal managed to secure it within 2 months - Do not hesistate - Get in touch !!!!
Samir Rehman
Completed drawings in a timely manner and updated them with the council requested change's within a day. Definitely will use again.
Matthew King
I can highly recommend Vishal and Nu Concepts. Vishal did a fabulous job designing my home and he had some great vision and fantastic ideas. Thank you Vishal you did an amazing job.
Helen Pexton
Had a very friendly, professional service from Vishal who has assisted us greatly. He listened to our wishes and drew fabulous plans, which the local authority approved. Polite, sincere and came up with the goods!
Christina Lawson
Vishal and his team have provided an excellent service for my garage conversion and extension. He's been very creative with the design and has guided me through the process with the council. Recommended!
Shaun Hall