80% of the designs by our architects in Canterbury didn’t need planning permission and avoided 8 weeks of waiting.
Helping local families in Canterbury 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.
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 to enhance your home’s layout within the permitted development rights, meaning you don’t need planning permission, you just need trusted architects in Canterbury to guide you through the process.
Get architects in Canterbury to design the home your family needs to live a happier life in Kent without worrying about planning permission.
Maximise the space in your home with innovative architectural design
Avoid waiting for planning permission and the cost involved
Increase the value of your house to offset the building cost
An in-depth initial consultation with architects in Canterbury to fully establish your brief, timescales and budget.
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.
You’ll be provided with a design by expert architects in Canterbury that containing everything you need for your builder to fully complete your proposed idea.
+ Party Wall Act advice given if needed – this may be that a Party Wall Surveyor is appointed
Our expert architects in Canterbury 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 Canterbury & 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.
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 Canterbury 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 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.
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 Canterbury walk clients through each stage of the process, ensuring that their local council will award planning for their projects ready for the building team to start work.
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.
This entirely depends on the scope and ambition of the work and the architecture of your house. Our architects in Canterbury aim to complete our work within 8 weeks, though, producing plans that are ready to go.
Our architecture company is based near Canterbury, 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 Canterbury, 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.