Avoid the stress of planning permission.

80% of the designs by our architects in Thanet didn’t need planning permission and avoided 8 weeks of waiting.

Saxon Architects in Thanet

Helping local families in Thanet and Kent county get an approved design for their perfect living space in less than 8 weeks so they can live a better life without waiting for planning permission from your local council.

Your lovely family home…used to work when your children were younger but now the separated space stops you spending time with your kids and entertaining friends is frustrating.
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You know what you want to achieve but you can't put it together

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You aren't sure what's the best use of the space and the possibilities

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You fear not getting your ideas through the dreaded planning application process

You can do amazing things to enhance your home’s layout within the permitted development rights, meaning you don’t need planning permission, you just need trusted architects in Thanet to guide you through the process.

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The less-than-8-week approved architectural design process

Get architects in Thanet to design the home your family needs to live a happier life in Kent without worrying about planning permission.

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Maximise the space in your home with innovative architectural design

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Avoid waiting for planning applications and the cost involved

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Increase the value of your house to offset the building cost

Stage 01


An in-depth initial consultation with architects in Thanet to fully establish your brief, timescales and budget.

  • Design consultation
  • Appoint us as your architects
  • Full design survey
Stage 02


Great designs created by Kent architectural designers that perfectly maximise your space whilst fitting to your budget and in most cases the permitted development rights without the need for planning permission.

  • Initial ideas concept
  • Collaborative revisions
  • Informal sign-off
Stage 03


You’ll be provided with a design by expert architects in Thanet that containing everything you need for your builder to fully complete your proposed idea.

  • Planning applications prep if needed
  • Building Regulations application
  • Builders Construction Pack

+ Party Wall Act advice given if needed – this may be that a Party Wall Surveyor is appointed

"I thought we would have to wait weeks for planning as what we wanted seemed a big job but Jack made some simple changes to the layout of our downstairs that got in under the planning restrictions. This made it so much quicker! Saxon are the best architects in Thanet by far."
Frank Harnett-Burns
Herne Bay, Kent
"Like a lot of families round here we wanted open plan as well as improving some of the existing rooms we had. With Jack it was like a double whammy, planning our kitchen diner and managing to work in a downstairs office all within permitted rights. He was a pleasure to work with."
Karen Price
Whitstable, Kent

Great design comes with great service

  • 1-1 service with a qualified architectural designers
  • Professional on-site design consultation
  • Accurate home planning survey by architects in Thanet
  • Collaborative design approach to projects
  • 1 Finalised architectural design
  • Unlimited design revisions until final sign-off
  • Planning application submitted if needed
  • Plans submitted for Building Regulation approval
  • Party Wall advice from Thanet architects
  • Builders’ Tender Package
  • 2D Layout plan
  • 3D concept visualisation
  • All information for projects prepared on computer

Qualified Architects in Thanet, Kent

Our expert architects in Thanet work with many families in Kent and the South East to re-design their homes without planning permission.

Our lead architect Jack Barber has a long history of designing for both domestic and commercial property projects in Thanet & Kent. He has a simple and elegant approach to architectural service which creates ingenious designs that make the most of your space and the existing structure.

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"A building project can be stressful for the family as they are already busy and don’t know the process but our architectural practice helps keep it as simple as possible by listening to their needs and creating something that will get planning if needed."
Jack Barber
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) certified architects in Thanet, Kent
  • RIBA qualified Kent architects
  • 35 years of experience
  • 1000+ homes designed
  • Commercial success

A tricky little architecture project to get through planning in Maidstone, Kent

This project over in Maidstone was an interesting one for us to help Keith and his wife get the home they wanted by using available land on site and re building without moving out of Kent.

They came to our architects in Thanet with the options of moving and facing altering the new property along with the costs of moving, or creating a new larger home on their plot of land. They opted for the build, which they managed themselves.

The build was a 6-month project, during which we came across some technical challenges, having strong debates with the local authority over trees on the boundary to get planning and investigating an old, troublesome drain that ran across the site.

Mr & Mrs Cole were more than pleased with the designs we got through planning and the quality of the build by their contractors, which both resulted in a new home that suited their needs 100%, staying in Kent, the area they loved so much.

"Jack really made this process easy. There were times when I thought things were going to get really stressful but Jack from Saxon Architects was so confident in his experience with the local authority that he was able to present a valid argument for us and push our plans forward. Thank you Jack."
Keith Cole
Maidstone, Kent

Beautiful, unique architectural designs for everyday life

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A design you will love or your money back

Jack is so confident he can interpret your idea and achieve an effective layout you will love that he will refund your initial payment if you’re not happy with the design.*

*You must have completed 3 rounds of design revisions at least and be within 7 days of the initial design.

Frequently asked questions

Architects improve the functionality of your house, developing your ideas and details into a plan to turn the concept into a reality and give you a house that you can be proud of.

Saxon Architects in Thanet walk clients through each stage of the process, ensuring that their planning application is successful with the local council so that their building company can start work on their projects.

We can also advise you on gaining building regulations approval for the works.

Our Kent architects fees start at £500 plus VAT for small single storey rear house extensions – Jack will advise on fees at the initial consultation.

We expect payment from our clients at the following stages of the contract; completion of architecture survey 30%, design sign-off 50%, submission of planning / Building Regulation Application 20%.

We specialise in dealing with planning permission. Jack will maintain contact with the local authority, dealing with everything relating to planning consent if a planning application is needed for construction. Whether our clients need house extensions or some simple renovation work, we have the skills to help.

This entirely depends on the scope and ambition of the work and the architecture of your house. Our Thanet architects aim to complete our work within 8 weeks, though, producing plans that are ready to go.

Our architecture company is based in Thanet, so most of our work takes place in Kent. We are able to provide architectural service outside of this area, though, so please do get in touch if you need an architect outside this area.

Talk to your architects in Thanet, who will assess the need for Party Wall Act Notices at the initial consultation and will advise on the need for a Party Wall Surveyor appointment.

Our architects in Thanet have the ability to work on listed buildings for clients in Thanet, Kent, & beyond. However, your options can be limited compared to unlisted buildings. Contact us to discuss your ideas.

Need more answers? Call us on 01843 268 110 or send us a message here.

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