80% of our designs didn’t need planning permission and avoided 8 weeks of waiting.
Helping local families in Kent 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.
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.
You know what you want to achieve but you can't put it together
You aren't sure what's the best use of the space and the possibilities
You fear not getting your ideas through the dreaded planning permission process
You can do amazing things with your home’s layout within the permitted development rights, meaning you don’t need planning permission, you just need a trusted architect to guide you through the process.
Design the home your family needs to live a happier life without worrying about planning permission.
Maximise the space in your home with innovative designs
Avoid waiting for planning permission and the costs involved
Increase the value of your home to offset the building costs
An in-depth consultative stage to fully establish your brief, timescales and budget.
The creation of great designs that perfectly maximise your space whilst fitting to your budget and in most cases the permitted development rights without the need for planning permission.
The objective is to leave you with everything you need for your builders to fully complete your proposed design.
+ Party Wall Act advice given if needed – this may be that a Party Wall Surveyor is appointed
Saxon Architects are expert architectural designers based in Herne Bay working with many families in Kent to re-design their homes without planning permission.
Our lead architect Jack Barber has a long history of designing both domestic and commercial properties. He has a simple and elegant approach to architecture which creates ingenious designs that make the most of your space and the existing structure.
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 the area.
The options were to move and then face altering the new property along with the costs of moving, or create 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 the area they loved so much.
Jack is so confident he can interpret your needs 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.
Jack 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.
Jack will take care of everything relating to planning consent if a planning application is needed.
Our fees start at £500 plus VAT for a small single storey rear extension – Jack will advise on fees at the initial consultation.
We request payment at the following stages; completion of survey 30%, design sign-off 50%, submission of planning / Building Regulation Application 20%.