SAY Architectural will be there from start to finish.

Initial Inquiry

We offer a free no obligation meeting to review your requirements, a visit to your property will allow us to gauge what is possible.

We will check the planning history of your property and the local area to give you an idea if your proposals will be approved by the local council.


Once we are instructed to carry out the work on your behalf we will carry out a measured survey of your property, this includes producing sketches, taking measurements and photos which will allow us to produce your preliminary designs.

Preliminary Design

After carrying out a survey we will then go away and produce a set of accurate plans showing the existing layout and elevations of your property, we will also produce the preliminary designs working from the client brief.

Planning Application

Planning Permission, in simple terms, is like asking if you can do a certain piece of building work. It will be granted (possibly subject to certain conditions) or refused.

Depending on the size of your project depends on if you’ll be required to submit a “full” planning application or if it can be decided under Permitted Development rights as many smaller projects can.

Building Regulations

Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings.

Building inspectors from either the local authority or a private company will carry out checks on the submitted plans and the work on site.


Once all your approvals are in place and a builder has been selected work on site can proceed, your appointed building inspector will visit at certain stages to check the work meets the current standards, SAY Architectural can also be on hand to guide the client through the building works and liaise with their builder on their behalf.

Let’s build something beautiful