Stage 1 - Concept and Planning


You may have precise ideas about the changes you want – or a simpler list of requirements that you want your home to fulfil.


An initial discussion of your brief allows us to gauge what you want to achieve. This could be adding space or value; the achievement of a certain look – or a combination of many of these factors.


We will also discuss the feasibility of your plans – considering planning laws, budget and time constraints.

Our sketch proposals allow you to review a range of sketched options to fit your brief. You can identify your preferred scheme, make alterations, and experiment with the space using scale drawings.


Through multiple conversations and iterations we agree a scheme before producing CAD drawings and submitting planning drawings.

Stage 2 - Tender


At this stage we would produce technical drawings. These drawings give enough detail to get accurate estimates from contractors to price for your work, and later for the selected builder to carry out the works. They will also be reviewed by the Approved Inspector to check that they comply with the current building regulations. 

They contain detailed information relating to drainage, heating, ventilation, insulation, fire safety, lighting and electrical layouts etc.

In addition to the building regs/ construction drawings some clients require an additional level of detailed information showing bespoke joinery items, for example. We would be happy to design and produce drawings for these items if required.  We can also offer an interior design service if required.

Stage 3 - Construction


We can manage your project from developing a brief right through to the completion of building work.


Our role as contract administrator is to value the work as it progresses, so that you pay for work as it is completed to the quality specified in the contract. We also manage any changes in the scheme design or schedule, issuing variations as necessary.


Shacklewell Architects use the RIBA JCT Standard Building contracts.

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