Dorset Architect Services

Designed for You in Dorset.

Architectural Services in Dorset, Weymouth, Poole & surrounding areas.

We provide complete Architectural Design Services for New Homes & House Extensions in Dorset, Weymouth, Poole and surrounding areas, specialising in coastal properties.

The process starts with a phone consultation where we discuss your project brief, budget and programme. We often recommend arranging a Feasibility Meeting to meet and discuss initial ideas. Every project is different but follows the same fundamental process. We prepare a bespoke quote for your requirements, detailing the work required and costs at each stage.

Throughout the stages, we prepare design options and advice so you can make informed decisions about your project along with a full guide to any associated fees & a guide to all the project stages. We also use the latest 3D BIM software, to lead and coordinate the design. This provides an accurate 3D visual representation of your project and supports an engaging and interactive design process.

by Private Client
Broad Beach House
“To have somebody understand when you talk about the way you currently live and the way you see yourself living is important"
“We organised a consultation, It was clear very quickly that Andy has an ‘eye’. Young and enthusiastic he quickly understood where we were coming from. He was asking all the right questions. He took the time to slowly and precisely look around the plot. I could almost hear the cogs whirring in his head, I knew instantly that he was the right person”.

New Builds

Building a new home is a journey. We are here to inspire and guide your dream home to reality.

We design beautiful and functional places for living, to create personal and sustainable architecture. From the initial discussions and concept ideas to developing the interior design and finishes, your home is about you.

We take the time to understand what’s important and lead the design to successful completion.

Please get in touch to arrange an initial discussion. Call us on 01614746860, email us or fill in the form below.

    Extensions & Renovations

    Whether it’s gaining the extra space you need or want to add value to your property, extending and renovating can be great value.

    We can guide you through the process and provide the services required; including Measured Surveys, Full Design Services and Contract Administration.

    We can guide you through the rules of Permitted Development.

    Please get in touch to arrange an initial discussion. Call us on 01614746860 or email us.


    In addition to Architectural Services (RIBA Stages 1-6) we also offer; Measured Surveys, Interior Designs, 3D Visualisations and Project Management.

    RIBA Stages 0-1 – Definition & Brief

    We start by taking an initial brief and gathering survey information. We also discuss relevant contacts such as Surveyors, Engineers & Cost Consultants. Once we have set out the project objectives and constraints, we carry out a site analysis and develop the initial ideas.

    RIBA Stage 2 – Concept Design

    During the concept design process, we explore different ideas and opportunities. This tests design potential in different dimensions and allows you to choose what is right for your project. We prepare the concept designs for discussion and develop final designs for approval.

    RIBA Stage 3 – Spatial Coordination

    This stage prepares the design for planning (if required). We refine and coordinate the design, formalising drawings for approval with the Local Authority. We submit the Planning Application on your behalf online via the Planning Portal. This stage can also include Party Wall Applications, Listed Building Consents and Specialist Consultations as required. We can also provide photo-realistic 3D Visualisations at this stage.

    RIBA Stage 4 – Technical Design

    The technical design process carefully details all the design elements for Building Control Approval and Tender. This includes specifications and dimensions for accurate quantities and costings. We prepare a coordinated package of drawings (with relevant consultants) and submit the design to Building Control, updating the drawings for approval.

    > Interior Design

    Once the technical drawings are prepared we can provide an Interior Design Service. This process begins by producing mood-boards and precedent for inspiring the design, allowing you to choose your preferred styles and ideas. We develop these design ideas into the interior design and formalise a set of drawings, detailing internal elevations, lighting and finishes.

    > Selecting a Builder

    We provide a list of recommended builders to Tender your project. We can also review the Tenders with yourselves and help arrange the Construction Contract.

    RIBA Stage 5 – Manufacturing & Construction

    During this construction stage we recommend regular site meetings and management of the Contract with the Principal Contractor. We can provide Project Management Services as well as ongoing architectural details and coordination as required.

    RIBA Stages 6-7 – Hand over & In-use

    This is when snagging is carried out, the Construction Contract is completed and a review of the process and finished home is carried out. A home user guide can be prepared, with a set of As-Built drawings and information on how to Access, Maintain and Operate your home.


    Our clear communication and regular contact throughout the design process helps to build relationships, develop trust and deliver the best project.

    Project Management

    Our professional advice & contacts help guide the process, provide options and help you make decisions.

    Contact us

    Please get in touch to arrange an initial discussion. Call us on 01614746860 or email us.

    Some of Our Work


    We are Architects based in Stockport & Anglesey. Please get in touch to discuss your project.