ABDS provide Architectural AutoCAD Design and planning services for private, domestic, commercial and retail clients both large and small.

We specialise in New houses and Home Improvement Design in particular refurbishments, loft conversions and extensions. We aim to develop a close working relationship with our clients and pave the way for a smooth planning process and achieving Building Regulations compliance with any project.

Our plans provide information to satisfy Planning requirements and Building Regulations whilst being easy to read with concise construction information for builders to price and work from.

detailed architectural design

ABDS carry out a FREE initial site visit and consultation to establish feasibility of a project and permissions required and can offer a competitive fixed fee quotation. We consider your budget and personal requirements and ensure any design meets these needs. We provide technical support during the construction process and generally carry out site visits at no additional cost when builders experience unforeseen problems on site. We have a close working relationship with a number of local reputable builders and contractors who can undertake projects of all sizes.


All services provided by ABDS are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance of which evidence can be provided upon request.

ABDS offer a full range of services working with specialist consultants to provide the following:

Architectural Design
  • Residential and commercial – New Build
  • Residential and commercial – Extensions
  • Loft, garage and barn conversions
  • AutoCAD drafting services
  • Structural design and calculations
  • Supply of electronic copies of all drawings
Measured Building and Site Surveys Building Control Services to Local Authorities
  • Site inspections
  • Plan vetting
Corporate Property Services
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Legionella risk assessments
  • Asbestos risk assessments
  • Stock condition surveys and planned preventative maintenance programmes
  • Management of maintenance programme including statutory inspections
  • Feasibility studies and option appraisals including cost analysis
  • Defect analysis and reporting
  • Performance of the CDM co-ordination role on all notifiable projects
  • Access Audits
  • Water Audits
  • Energy Audits
Preparation of Local Authority submissions and supporting information
  • Planning Applications
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Conservation Area Consent
  • Building Regulations Applications
  • Retrospective Planning and Building Regulations applications for unauthorised work
  • Demolition Notices
  • Design and Access Statements
  • Ecological Scoping Surveys
  • Heritage Statements
  • Construction Management Strategies
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Energy ratings and EPC certificates
  • Landscape Design
  • Water efficiency calculations
  • Percolation Testing
  • Waste management strategy
  • Land contamination surveys
  • Air leakage testing
Guidance on Fire Engineering solutions and Means of Escape on large complex projects Party Wall Agreements Planning Appeals Project Management and Contract administration Copying and Printing Services
  • Large format printing in colour up to A1
  • Large format copying in monochrome up to A0