Carbonarch Architectural Design can prepare planning drawings for all of your projects including extensions & loft conversions. Whatever the project may be, if it needs planning approval we will be able to help. We will fill and send your application and follow it up throughout the process. We will strive to achieve planning permission. Local authority planning fees for house hold applications are £172. Fees can vary for the type of project and property.

Building Regulations

If your project has been approved or is permitted development we can help with the building regulations process. This process is usually the second stage after you have planning approval. Drawings will be prepared and submitted for Building Regulation approval. Once the application has been submitted you can start work 48 hours later. We will be sure to let them know that construction has begun. Typical fees for plans at this stage are £150 to £390. 
We have dealt with various councils around the midlands including Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, Nottingham & Worcester council. 



We provide structural services which would be required at building regulation stage. All designs and calculations would be carried out and submitted to the relevant building regulation department along with the application to ensure the building control officers have all the relevant information when inspecting the construction work. We can also provide structural design for submitted applications as a follow up. Calculations are usually required by building control for structural elements such as beams, columns, foundations and roof supports. A typical price for a beam design would be £75 + VAT, this would vary depending on the size of the beam and the complexity of the project.

We also provide temporary work design, which usually takes place during the construction stage to ensure the structure is supported while alterations are taking place. A typical temporary work design would be a propping to enable for the removal of a wall and the insertion of a steel beam. The price for this service starts from £150 and can vary depending on the complexity of the work being carried out.

Measured survey

You may need to have your existing property measured for a number of reasons, for example, a Lease Plan or for estate agents. Fees for this service are dependent on the size of the property and location of the property. Fees for a typical 3 bedroom semi detached house will be around £200. Lease Plans start from £250.