Design and Drawing Service

– we draw architectural plans for planning permission, building regulations, project planning, working drawings and for solutions to technical problems.

Example elevation for a rear and loft extension by Dorian Burt Associates

Dorian Burt provides architectural design and drawing services for extensions, refurbishment and technical detailing. We do this for planning applications, building regulations applications, tendering, working drawings and for solutions to technical problems during projects or as one off defect solutions.

Choose any of these services or a combination as applicable:

  • Feasibility consultation
  • Outline drawings including 3D if required
  • Planning drawings / application (either ‘Full Plans’ or ‘Certificate of Permitted Development’)
  • Listed Buildings Consent drawings / application
  • Building regulations drawings / application (inspections excluded)
  • Liaison with your structural engineer (appointed directly to you and paid by you – we can suggest some)
  • Licence to Build Over a Sewer; drawings / application for water authority
  • Tender / construction drawings if not already covered by Building Regulations drawings
  • We can also offer a one-off design solution to a particular issue.

Read our step by step guide if you’re extending your home and If you need to understand the process more.

Example plan for a rear extension by Dorian Burt Associates

Each appointment is priced individually according to complexity or time involved and the services required.

We focus on producing traditional clear plans and elevations with working details as required. These range from simple to complex multi-layered drawings. We draw to scale to be sure everything fits.

We generally provide electronic versions in PDF format, but can get them printed on paper at small and large sizes. We can add specification notes to drawings or provide a written specification separately.

Our plans are formulated, produced and checked by Dorian Burt, a Chartered Surveyor who is more than a draftsperson, the surveyor has real world experience of the construction, inspection, refurbishment and maintenance of buildings. His knowledge and experience is put into the design work to avoid pitfalls, improve safety, ease construction, for longevity and economy.

Example plan for a loft extension by Dorian Burt Associates

We use industry standard AutoCAD computer-aided drawing software which we have worked with for many years throughout its updates and now the latest version. Dorian originally did his City & Guilds in AutoCAD in 1990, but as traditional methods were still the norm, learned to draft drawings with a parallel-motion drawing board, on paper and film, using pencil and ink, set square and stencils.

We uphold our duties under CDM Regulations as a Designer or Principal Designer as required by our work.

We work with our clients to understand their needs and advise the possibilities and constraints. We’re proud to say our designs and drawings are well thought out solutions which address the needs of clients, authorities and contractors.

Example drawing for eaves storage by Dorian Burt Associates