WHAT ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DO WE OFFER & HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

What services do we offer?

Our services are broad, however, we focus upon residential design projects where we pride ourselves upon being experts in this particular field rather than a 'jack of all trades'..

Small projects including home extension design & permitted development. 

The residential schemes we take on vary from small single storey extensions, loft conversions, front porches and altered fenestrations. Many of these small projects can be achieved under permitted development and therefore not require formal planning permission. Ellisdon Architectural Associates can advise and carefully consider how we can achieve the result and project you want without having to go through the process of formal planning permission where stricter planning polices need to be factored in. We will always try to maximise your properties potential under permitted development, however,  in circumstances where your particular brief or site specific conditions does not allow this, we will attempt to deliver your project through careful architectural design and therefore a planning application or house holder application. A useful link to the governments permitted development criteria can be found at the bottom of this page. It is a lot to take in so please feel free to call us on 07828189525 to discuss if we can take advantage of your permitted development rights. 

Home owners can also take advantage of what is known as the 'Neighbour Consultation Scheme'. This gives us ability to double our permitted development rights for single storey rear extensions. Please note this application can still be refused if your neighbours object whereas if we keep to our permitted prescribed limit neither your neighbours or the planning authority can prevent development form proceeding. Please click the link at the bottom of this page to find out more. 

 

Large home extension design, alterations and conversions.: 

Believe it or or not  substantially extending your property may also be achieved under permitted development and therefore bypassing more formal and strict planning policies. Ellison Architectural Associates have several example projects where the floor area and cubic volume has substantially increased under permitted development. In these cases the end result was legally achieved where a formal planning application or householder application would be refused. 

In cases where we can use our permitted development rights, we can prepare and submit what is known as a lawful development certificate to prove that the project did not in fact require planning permission. A link with useful information about the lawful development certificate can be found at the bottom of this page

 

On some occasions, the project may be very complex, the site may lie in a designated area where an 'Article 4' direction has been imposed or your building is listed and therefore we can not utilise our permitted development rights. In these cases, please do not worry as Ellisdon Architectural Associates can asses the situation and discuss how we we can gain planning permission for what you want - please call us on 07828189525 to discuss. 

 

Luxury high end house design and multiple plot development. 

Here at Ellisdon Architectural Associates we pride ourselves on our project portfolio of high end residential developments. and believe that our gallery speaks for itself. 

Whether you are demolishing an existing dwelling to build your dream home or replace with multiple units, we can handle everything form the design, planning applications, technical working drawings and tender packages. 

We can advise on all aspects for self builders from build finance to financial planning obligations also know as CIL duty. 

Ellisdon Architectural Associates work closely with several contractors who we can individually recommend for your particular project. 

 

Building regulation package, technical drawings and details.

Once we have obtained required permissions, we will then work on the technical drawings either for tender packages for pricing purposes or simply for your chosen contractor to construct. These plans and details will be issued to building control for checking and approval. 

During this stage, we liaise and work closely with other professionals such as structural engineers, arboriculturalists, energy assessors and so on. 

Ellisdon Architectural Associates can also design and handle any drainage requirements and criteria stipulated by your water authority. Please note that the design and layout of the drainage will need to be factored in early on at the planning stage. Drainage forms an important part of the construction process. The rules vary for each project and from authority to authority, however some useful information can be found at the link below to Thames Water.

Background to the formation of Ellisdon Architectural Associates:

 

"I am very passionate about the built environment and in particular then design and re design of domestic buildings.

 

After completing my A level studies my first job was a construction labourer for a high end house builder, Scandia Hus Energy Saving Homes. The construction of buildings fascinated form this point onwards as it was a chance to see how buildings that we use every day, and sometimes take for granted, are put together. I found a set of construction plans on site and enquired about how these were produced. Before I knew it I was offered a position in the technical department at Scandia Hus. My progress here was rapid and I developed from a junior CAD technician to a senior member of the design team completing planning applications and full construction package drawings for high end luxury dwellings at the age of 21 - of course I still had a mountain of knowledge to learn and vast construction / architectural situations to experince. During this period I also successfully completed a Higher National Certificate, on a part time basis, in technical construction & Management and received a distinction award. 

 

In 2008 the recession hit and I was unfortunately made redundant. Luckily for me I had already been accepted to start my part 1 of the RIBA architecture degree. I undertook this degree on a part time basis while working 3 to 4 days a week on construction sites helping to build houses – I progressed here and was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to run projects as an assistant site manager which has given me an absolute wealth of practical knowledge and on site experience which has proven to be so valuable, during my career, when designing buildings and fully understanding construction processes to make a building a reality - an experience and skill few designers and architects can say they have encountered. I graduated with a 2:1 grade in 2012, which I am very proud of considering I was part time - Certificate available at the bottom of this page. 

 

After graduating in 2012 the economy had started to pick up. I continued working and learning on construction sites for the next few months until I was offered a job at BPM architectural services. I continued to progress until becoming employed at a chartered architects practise where I was an assistant on substantial commercial schemes. I continued to undertake small private architectural projects since the recession hit and during employment, however it was during this period of employment at the chartered architects practise that began to fully consider committing to starting my own architectural practise. I had of course not completed any further formal architectural training to become a chartered architect, however exposure to other architects made me realise that my previous unorthodox experience, especially building site experience, put me in very good stead to effectively start my own architectural business which I continue to run today.

 

I have been successfully running my own design practise for 8 years. 2 Years have had an overlap with employment and 6 years have been exclusively independent where projects can reach the value of £4 million. I am currently completing around 100 projects per year form small domestic extension to 15000 square feet dwellings. I carry the customer all the way form land purchase, concept, design, planning, building regulations, technical construction, construction site supervision and construction hand over.

RIBA and ARB.

Please note that I provide architectural design, construction and building regulation consultancy services only and therefore we do not provide the services of a chartered architect. For a traditional architect please refer to the Architects registration board."

 

EDUCATION:

- BAhons Architecture (2:1), University Of Greenwich, Part time 2008 -2012

- HNC Technical Construction (Distinction), Central Sussex College, Part time 2005-2008

- 3 A levels, Hazelwick Secondary School

- 9 GCSEs, Hazelwick Secondary School

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

- Owner of Double O Architectural Management (Trading As Ellisdon Architectural Associates) 2012 – current.

- RIBA Architectural Assistant, NPS Group / Hamson, Barron & Smith Chartered Architects. 2013 -2015 www.nps.co.uk / www.hamsonbarronsmith.com

- Senior Architectural Technician, BPM architectural Services LTD, 2010 – 2013 - www.bpmnet.co.uk

- Senior Architectural Designer, Benjamin Allen Bespoke Homes Ltd, 2008 -2010 - https://benjamin-allen.co.uk

- Junior to Senior Architectural Technician, Scandia-Hus Luxury Homes, 2004-2008 - www.scandia-hus.co.uk