Architectural Design2019-01-23T13:16:45+00:00

ABOUT US
IT’S OUR FRESHNESS AND CREATIVE ENERGY — COMBINED WITH OUR STRENGTH AND EXPERIENCE ACROSS ALL SECTORS — THAT GIVES US OUR EDGE.
ABOUT US
IT’S OUR FRESHNESS AND CREATIVE ENERGY — COMBINED WITH OUR STRENGTH AND EXPERIENCE ACROSS ALL SECTORS — THAT GIVES US OUR EDGE.
Architectural Design & Technical Drawing Services in London

DBL offer a wide breadth of services that cover the entire project lifecycle, allowing us to support you

with intelligence and innovation on every project.

From concept to completion, we’ve got you covered. Our wide range of capabilities means you’ll always have our in-depth

expertise, experience and know-how at your disposal.

Residential Architecture

  • Basement conversions
  • House extensions
  • Loft conversions
  • New builds

Commercial Architecture

  • Bar, restaurant & club
  • Commercial offices
  • Office fit-out
  • Shop fitting

The Process

1.

Free Initial Consultation

Our experts will visit you to discuss your project discover exactly what you’re looking for. We’ll learn about your tastes, ideas and inspirations to build up a picture of your dream result, whilst you can pick our brains to find out if DBL is right company for you.

2.

Defining the brief and checking feasibility

We’ll define your brief, take a photographic site survey and analyse your ideas. We’ll look at size, layout and legislative constraints to make sure that the project can go ahead without any hiccups. We also do a cost analysis to ensure that your budget is feasible.

3.

Concept Design

DBL designers will work with your ideas and create conceptual designs. We’ll take your vision and combine it with DBL’s creative expertise to create simply stunning designs – packed with that “wow” factor – which are feasible, functional and fit your budget.

4.

Planning drawings & consents

We can assess if your project requires planning permission, and if so, create accurate 2D scale drawings to be sent to your local authority for approval. We handle this entire process for you, including any other consents required, with a 97% first-time acceptance rate.

5.

Building regulations & engineering

DBL ensures that all project plans meet the latest building regulations as standard, but in situations where building regulation approval is required, we can act on your behalf to produce and submit these plans to building control with all relevant paperwork included.

6.

Construction plans & specifications

DBL team produces millimetre accurate construction plans with the pinnacle of precision. We show sizes, materials, fixtures, fittings and exactly how component parts fit together for a flawless finish. The result, eliminates uncertainty and ensures a smoother build project.

Architecture

Beautifully designed environments which capture your vision and maximise value.

Engineering

Technical input which saves time, saves money, maximises functionality and provides a superb final design and build result.

Planning

We can handle planning permission for you with a 97% first-time success rate.

Construction

Bringing your dream result to life with fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. DBL are fully accredited too.

Concept design drawings

This is where your ideas start to take shape. We take everything we’ve learned from you and inject some DBL creativity to start forming innovative concept ideas. These drawings can then be picked apart and expanded on as we work together to form the basic designs which will be taken forward to the next stage. Take a look at our gallery for examples of concept design drawings.

3D modelling

3D models really help you to get a feel for how the 2D concept drawings would look in the 3D world. Complex architectural elements can be much better understood, whilst you can also get a great understanding of the general theme, the volume of space and how any furniture will look inside. This helps you to better visualise ideas to make any further changes. See examples of DBL’s 3d modelling here.

2D planning drawings

These formal 2D drawings are used as part of your application for planning permission (if it is required). Due to DBL’s extensive experience in this area, we can produce all of the plans required, including front/rear/side elevations, section drawings, floor and roof plans, design and access statements, site plans, aerial surveys and more. See examples of DBL’s 2D drawings.

3D floor plans

3D floor plans help you to better visualise the basic layout of the final result. Step into that extra dimension to explore the space, shape, floor coverings, furniture layout, wall textures and colour schemes. 3D floor plans help you to make better-informed design revisions and instantly get a more realistic understanding compared to the flat 2D plans.

We guide you through each step of your project from design to completion, allowing you to be involved as much or as little as you want.

3D photo realistic renders

With DBL, it’s possible to get a life-like 3D render of your finished project before the first brick is even laid. With pixel-perfect 3D models, accurate textures and realistic lighting, it’s almost like having real photographs of the finished result to look at before you finalise any of your plans. This allows you to make inexpensive changes now instead of costly changes during the build phase.

Space planning

Space planning is where we take the concept design and plan out how it will utilise the available space in detail. This involves finalising many of the finer features, including the exact positions of sockets, lights, switches, radiators, drainage systems, kitchen/bathroom layouts, joinery designs and more.

Planning applications and consents

DBL will submit all of the plans and paperwork to obtain planning permission on your behalf. We act as your agent to handle the entire process for you and can even meet with your local authority to answer any enquiries and make sure that you get full planning permission for your project. It’s one of the reasons why we have a 97% first-time approval rate.

Building regulation plans

These formal plans provide everything building control requires to grant building regulation approval. Your dedicated project engineer will create specifications to comply with all of the applicable building regulations – from part A to part P. Just like planning permission, we can submit all of the plans and handle the entire process on your behalf.

WHY DBL?
01. DESIGN LED SPACES FOR A MODERN WORLD

DBL is different. Our unique position as a collective with experts spanning the spectrum of the built environment gives us a special status and capability in the design and build world. We are place makers who work at every scale; from bespoke interiors to entirely new builds. We are passionate about the role of design to improve everyday life. We respond to the demands of this dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross discipline design thinking which spans all of life’s activities. Our union with RIBA Chartered Architects & Award Wining Interiors Designers allows us to create unique and personal architecture, engineering and design process which fuses placemaking and user-centred design with large scale infrastructure skills. Our vision is to be the London’s leading architecture, engineering and design firm, delivering world class solutions which enhance the wellbeing of our clients.

WHY DBL?
01. DESIGN LED SPACES FOR A MODERN WORLD

DBL is different. Our unique position as a collective with experts spanning the spectrum of the built environment gives us a special status and capability in the design and build world. We are place makers who work at every scale; from bespoke interiors to entirely new builds. We are passionate about the role of design to improve everyday life. We respond to the demands of this dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross discipline design thinking which spans all of life’s activities. Our union with RIBA Chartered Architects & Award Wining Interiors Designers allows us to create unique and personal architecture, engineering and design process which fuses placemaking and user-centred design with large scale infrastructure skills. Our vision is to be the London’s leading architecture, engineering and design firm, delivering world class solutions which enhance the wellbeing of our clients.

We guide you through each step of your project from design to completion, allowing you to be involved as much or as little as you want.

02. OUR CORE VALUES

BE CREATIVE 

We are passionate about good design.  Curious by nature we are thought leaders, innovators and early adopters of new technologies. In a constantly changing world we create clever solutions which add value for our clients.

BE PASSIONATE

We simply love what we do. No two projects are ever the same, and we take great pride in creating beautiful work which leaves our clients delighted

BE USER INSPIRED

We place people at the centre of our thinking. The best designs spring from fusing people, activity and place to produce experiences which are unique, inspiring and surprising.  

BE COLLABORATIVE

Founded on the idea of interdisciplinary working, a one-team ethos is fundamental to our approach.  Within our studios different professions are encouraged to spark off each other and deliver innovation through collaboration.

BE SUPPORTIVE 

We respect and care for each other and the world we inhabit. Our design community nurtures the skills of talented people within a stimulating environment to support our evolving practice and consistently produce great work for our clients.

BE ENPOWERED

We empower our team to use independent judgement and make their own decisions if they believe it’s the right thing to do for you and your project.

BE ORGANISED

Excellent design comes from excellent management. We eliminate risks to our projects and take pride in running a sustainable and profitable business delivering the highest level of service to our clients.

BE PERFECTIONIST

We have an obsession for perfectionism in even the smallest details. They all add up to make a real difference. It’s why we offer our on-time, on-budget and defect-free guarantees.

BE TRANSPARENT

At DBL, we like to tell it how it is. You’ll get clear, jargon-free communication so you always know exactly what’s going on and can make well-informed decisions.

HEALTH & SAFETY

We meet or exceed all health and safety obligations and provide strong insurance policies to ensure the safest possible project for everyone involved.

02. OUR CORE VALUES

BE CREATIVE 

We are passionate about good design.  Curious by nature we are thought leaders, innovators and early adopters of new technologies. In a constantly changing world we create clever solutions which add value for our clients.

BE PASSIONATE

We simply love what we do. No two projects are ever the same, and we take great pride in creating beautiful work which leaves our clients delighted

BE USER INSPIRED

We place people at the centre of our thinking. The best designs spring from fusing people, activity and place to produce experiences which are unique, inspiring and surprising.  

BE COLLABORATIVE

Founded on the idea of interdisciplinary working, a one-team ethos is fundamental to our approach.  Within our studios different professions are encouraged to spark off each other and deliver innovation through collaboration.

BE SUPPORTIVE 

We respect and care for each other and the world we inhabit. Our design community nurtures the skills of talented people within a stimulating environment to support our evolving practice and consistently produce great work for our clients.

BE ENPOWERED

We empower our team to use independent judgement and make their own decisions if they believe it’s the right thing to do for you and your project.

BE ORGANISED

Excellent design comes from excellent management. We eliminate risks to our projects and take pride in running a sustainable and profitable business delivering the highest level of service to our clients.

BE PERFECTIONIST

We have an obsession for perfectionism in even the smallest details. They all add up to make a real difference. It’s why we offer our on-time, on-budget and defect-free guarantees.

BE TRANSPARENT

At DBL, we like to tell it how it is. You’ll get clear, jargon-free communication so you always know exactly what’s going on and can make well-informed decisions.

HEALTH & SAFETY

We meet or exceed all health and safety obligations and provide strong insurance policies to ensure the safest possible project for everyone involved.

Net Promoter

93%

A standardised measurement of customer loyalty and the likelihood of a recommendation.

Client Retention

95%

of clients continue to use us for future construction or architecture projects.

Referrals

80%

of our work comes from word-of mouth recommendations alone.

Net Promoter

93%

A standardised measurement of customer loyalty and the likelihood of a recommendation.

Client Retention

95%

of clients continue to use us for future construction or architecture projects.

Referrals

80%

of our work comes from word-of mouth recommendations alone.

Design & Build London Renovation Ltd
Hurlingham Studios,
Ranelagh Gardens,
Fulham,
SW6 3PA

T: +44 (0)20 3372 5366
F: +44 (0)20 3372 5366
E: info@designandbuildlondon.com

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